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item Colvin, Thomas
item Kerkman, Erick

Submitted to: International Conference on Precision Agriculture Abstracts & Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/22/1998
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Technical Abstract: In the rush to adopt the new technology that many people assume is the essence of precision agriculture, we often overlook the simple requirements of good system management. We have measured the poor distribution of ammonia across application tool bars. We have seen the results of using planters without checking calibration. The goal of this paper is to emphasize the importance of every step of crop management. Checking, calibration, understanding instructions (basic good technique) are necessary to achieve the benefits that should be available through the use of precision agriculture.