The Science Behind Precision Agriculture

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Recent advances in agricultural technology have moved big data from the conference room into the corn field, providing farmers with access to local, real-time data to help them quickly and confidently make informed management decisions for their farming operations.

This new level of data gathering helps to optimize the practice of precision agriculture—a management system that is location-specific, with data compiled from soils, crops, nutrients, pests, moisture, and/or yield, for optimum profitability, sustainability, and protection of the environment. Precision agriculture, also called “site-specific” or “prescription” farming, helps growers tailor their operations on a micro level, acre by acre, field by field, for maximum output and profit. Working with agronomists, scientists, and information technology experts, DuPont Pioneer has developed Pioneer® Field360™ services designed to provide growers with the ability to turn field data into insightful, actionable information.

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