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Precision farming promotes more responsible management

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An ag technology specialist says farmers are quickly adopting digital solutions to stay ahead of potential farm management regulations.

Ryan DeMorrow, Great Lakes Technology Specialist with Wilbur-Ellis, points to work underway in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

“Using topsoil mapping, getting a better idea of what that actual acre is holding in terms of phosphorus,” he explains. “And then being able to create good variable rate prescription maps for manure spreading and or phosphorus application.”

He says soil moisture monitoring technology can benefit farmers as irrigation and water use faces scrutiny.

Precision farming promotes more responsible management