COLUMBUS, Ohio -Guidance systems: Using the global positioning system, or GPS,
this technology automatically drives tractors and combines.
Benefits include straighter crop lines with less overlap, which
helps reduce consumption of fuel, seeds, fertilizer and pesticide.
-Yield monitors: These systems help farmers track productivity
in each section of a field by measuring harvest.
-Variable rate applicators: These allow farmers to plant seeds
or apply fertilizer and herbicides based on data about the soil
content of a given section of a field or the health of the plants
in that area.
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