by the Farm Journal editors

These smart farming trends and example products highlight greater efficiency, maximum yields and environmental stewardship.

1. Selective Spraying

Now, multiple selective spraying systems are available as factory installations and aftermarket options from different manufacturers.

2. Data Analytics

You can’t manage what you don’t measure, and as data collection continues to grow, analytical tools are making interpretation and actionable insights easier to grasp.

3. More Connectivity

Deere & Company announced an agreement with SpaceX to provide Starlink network satellite communications (SATCOM) service to farmers. Utilizing the Starlink network, this solution will allow farmers facing rural connectivity challenges to fully leverage precision agriculture technologies.

4. Prescription Inputs

Since 2020, the team at AMVAC has been pioneering at-plant applied variable-rate crop protection. To date, tens of thousands of acres have been planted with SIMPAS-applied Solutions through the SIMPAS application system.

5. Streamlined Ways To Do Business

Retailers are increasingly doing business digitally with farmer-customers.

For example, AgVend says its customer base bringing digital portals to market with their farmers represents greater than 25% of the U.S. ag input market.

6. Gene-Edited Crops

“Gene editing is the analog-to-digital moment for agriculture,” says Rory Riggs, co-founder of Cibus.

Earlier this year, Loveland and Cibus announced a partnership to work toward commercializing herbicide tolerance in rice with a focus on the southern U.S. market, where demand for novel approaches in weed control is most prevalent.

7. Fields and Plants That Talk

Technology tools are allowing crop scouting efforts to be expanded with advanced sensors in the field.

For example, Agtrinsic is expanding its network of sensors with Scanit Technologies’ SporeCams and Spornado Samplers. In partnership with Growmark, it’s creating a contiguous disease monitoring network from border to border in Illinois and Iowa and in parts of Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana and Wisconsin. Agtrinsic customers will be able to access this data to help with their crop protection decisions.

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