Precision ag can improve stewardship, increase yields and help economic return

Precision agriculture improves environmental stewardship, increases yields, and can even help farmers increase economic return.

That is according to a study from key ag groups like the American Soybean Association and the National Corn Growers Association.

It shows that precision ag increased productivity an estimated 4 percent and that number could jump up to 6 percent with broader adoption. It also improved fertilizer placement efficiency by an estimated 7 percent with a possible 14 percent jump.

Fossil fuel use has decreased an estimated 6 percent and water use has decreased and estimated 4 percent.