Author Archives: Dr. Bruce Erickson

About Dr. Bruce Erickson

Bruce Erickson is director of cropping systems management, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Precision Ag Survey: Final Thoughts And Future Trends

The 2013 precision dealer survey again showed that guidance systems clearly dominated as the precision technologies most used by agricultural retailers. Coming up fast behind guidance systems were sprayer boom and nozzle controls. Manual guidance has been on top for years. However, recently, autoguidance has caught up. Sprayer boom and nozzle control systems were just

Survey: An Inside Look At Precision Agriculture In 2013

Precision agriculture has established itself as a vital part of today’s farming systems. The specific roles precision agriculture plays in production agriculture, however, are ever changing — similar to the way sprinters might change positions during a track meet. Survey Details As in prior years, the Center for Food and Agricultural Business and Department of

The State Of Precision Agriculture 2011

The precision agriculture marketplace remains a dynamic, ever-evolving sector of the agriculture world. While some technologies have stayed fairly constant in their adoption rates, others have grown substantially in the past few years. After a year off, CropLife® magazine and Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business took another look at precision agriculture technology

Big Moves In Precision

As we move further into the technology revolution, the technology is catching up to the ideas and dreams many had about of how precision technologies could be integrated into the ag industry. We see a parallel revolution in the consumer market as smartphones and iPads change how technology is incorporated into peoples’ day-to-day lives. One