Farmers Co-Op Association

1204 Saint Olaf Ave N
PO Box 149
Canby, MN 56220
507-223-7241
301 East 1st Street
PO Box 128
Minneota, MN 56264
507-872-6182

Variable Rate Mapping

Variable rate application (VRA) in precision agriculture is an area of technology that focuses on the automated application of materials to a given landscape. The way in which the materials are applied is based on data that is collected by sensors, maps, and GPS. These materials include things like fertilizers, chemicals, and seeds. They ALL help optimize one’s crop production.

There are many forms of technology that are used in variable rate application for precision agriculture. They include everything from drones and satellites, to artificial intelligence (AI) and hyperspectral imaging. Regardless of which variable rate application technology is used, it is important to understand the general way in which this technology is applied.

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