Common Questions About Agriculture – Answered!

GPS (global positioning systems) is a common technology used by farmers. With GPS, farmers can track every location on the farm and know what the soil needs at that exact location. Soil moisture meters and crop sensors are also trending technology that helps farmers more efficiently dial in the inputs they must use, like water and fertilizer, to grow crops. Sensors placed directly in the field can send information to a farm office showing how much water is in the soil and what the nutrient level is for key nutrients like Nitrogen. This technology can also communicate in real time with tractors and other equipment so that each area of a field gets just the right amount of water or fertilizer applied.