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K-state's innovative tech boosts farm harvest efficiency
Kansas Ag Connection - 12/01/2023

In a recent video, K-State Research and Extension agronomist Ignacio Ciampitti, along with his team of graduate students, have showcased innovative technological advancements aimed at aiding farmers. One notable development is a computer-based program designed to gather essential field data, guiding farmers on the optimal harvest timing for their crops.

Ciampitti explains that determining the right time for harvesting is crucial for maximizing both crop volume and profit. This tool is tailored to assist farmers in making these important decisions.

The team has developed tools that enable farmers to access real-time, or "close-to-harvest time," data. This includes the ability to quickly obtain information on the nitrogen profile in a field, as well as access historical data on a variety of crops grown regionally.

The emphasis on near real-time information is a game-changer. It not only boosts farmers' crop yields but also secures future market opportunities, leading to increased profits.

This initiative by K-State Research and Extension reflects a significant stride in integrating technology into agriculture, ensuring that farmers are equipped with the best tools to enhance their productivity and profitability.

The combination of immediate data access and informed decision-making holds the promise of transforming the agricultural landscape, making it more efficient and lucrative for farmers.

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