Grain Farm Technology
Today’s grain farmers use sophisticated technologies to make farming more efficient, profitable and environmentally friendly.
What is precision farming?
Precision agriculture is an approach to farm management that uses information technology to ensure that the crops and soil receive exactly what they need for optimum health and productivity. This reduces waste of seed, fuel, fertilizer and pesticides.
Computers help farmers
Just like calculators make mathematics easier and more accurate, computers make grain farming easier and more accurate. For example, instead of estimating which parts of a field are the most productive, the use of mapping technology can show farmers exactly how much different parts of the field yield. In turn, this helps the farmers decide if they need to adjust the seeding rate or amount of fertilizer in the next year.
Journey 2050 Lesson: 1
This resource is a great addition to Lesson 1 – Sustainable Food and Agriculture
What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised?
snapAG is a series of resources that invite students to explore the hot topics affecting the agriculture industry today. Topics range from organics, biotechnology, GMOs, livestock, and more.
Explore what’s trending in agriculture in Canada by browsing the topics here.
Sources available at: https://aitc-canada.ca/en-ca/learn-about-agriculture
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