Technology And Modern Farming

Two recent articles caught my attention, one in the New York Times and the other in The Rural Blog.

First, the Times brings us a story about the use of apps, specifically the FarmLogs app, for crop data management.  The idea is to store information about planting dates, watering schedules, rainfall, thermal heat, yields, and more to manage the fields more precisely.  While the app, or similar ones, may or may not be useful to your operation, there is no doubt that information and data management is aggregating more and more information while also moving to the cloud.

The Rural Blog also posted an interesting story about self-driving tractors currently in use on America’s farms.  I don’t have much to add to the post but it is interesting to see the technological change happening before our eyes.