[Technology Corner] Comparing World Ag Tech Adoption

Progressive farmers go on to bend the ag tech adoption curve, and even with a hard economic climate, world wide outlook for adding precision products and solutions in 2021 is typically powerful.   

Preliminary success of the 13th annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Review, with far more than 800 U.S. and worldwide farmers collaborating, expose some international similarities and stark differences in prepared use of precision applications in 2021.

Though vehicle-steer is a universal staple on farms, with 77% of all respondents preparing to use the engineering this 12 months, U.S. farmers experienced a higher proportion of anticipated use of 7 of the 12 precision applications outlined in the research.

Most notable are a 21-point differential in prepared use of automobile-seed shutoff and an 18-place differential in produce keep an eye on and facts examination by U.S. farmers vs. people exterior the states.

There ended up also double-digit variances in forecast use of variable-charge seeding and variable-amount fertilizing by U.S. farmers in comparison to individuals outdoors the country.

However, the original benchmark study success also expose some regions where worldwide farmers are trending in advance of these in the U.S. Precisely, planned use of satellite aerial imagery and unmanned aerial autos is larger amid non-U.S. growers, together with distant sensing.

The major divide was in the predicted use of apply steerage by non-U.S. farmers, 11 proportion factors higher than U.S. farmers according to the research.

Glance for full coverage of the annual No-Until Benchmark Review, including cropping program breakdowns, nutrient administration methods and on-farm economics in the April issue of No-Until Farmer’s Conservation Tillage Guideline.