Bayer has introduced the Preceon Smart Corn System, which they believe has the potential to transform the agriculture industry. The system is designed to help farmers protect their crops and make more informed decisions throughout the season. The system aims to increase yields, reduce input costs, and streamline farming processes by collecting and analyzing real-time data. Bayer plans to expand the Preceon Smart Corn System testing through the Ground Breakers Field Trials in 2023, covering over 30,000 acres to gain more data and insights. The targeted commercial introduction of the system in the US in 2024 is expected to benefit farmers significantly. Bayer believes that the Preceon Smart Corn System will continue to evolve and offer more benefits in the future.
Farmers, such as Brant Voss, who is participating in the field trial, are optimistic about the potential of the Preceon Smart Corn System to improve their operations and increase profitability. Introducing this system could represent a significant step forward in the agriculture industry, providing farmers with the tools to make more informed decisions and achieve sustained success.
“This is one of the most important and exciting launches we have ever had at Bayer,” said Dr. Jacqueline Applegate, president of Bayer Crop Science North America. “Farmers continue to face new and strenuous challenges every season, including pressure from weeds, insects, diseases, and unpredictable weather conditions that have increased frequency and severity. The Preceon Smart Corn System is one of the most innovative solutions we have developed. We anticipate the system will evolve and continue to provide significant value to farmers.”
Farmers Around The Globe Increasingly Use Real-Time Data
The use of real-time data has become increasingly prevalent in modern agriculture. Farmers can now utilize sensors, satellite imagery, and other technologies to collect data on soil moisture, nutrient levels, and weather conditions, among other variables. By analyzing this data in real time, farmers can make more informed decisions on when to plant, irrigate, fertilize, and harvest their crops, improving yields and reducing input costs. Additionally, real-time data can help farmers respond more quickly to unexpected weather events, pests, and diseases, allowing them to take corrective action before significant damage occurs. Incorporating real-time data in farming can improve yields, reduce input costs, and help farmers achieve more sustainable and profitable outcomes.