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Published September 02, 2009, 12:00 AM

A look at the future of farming

Visitors attend a Haug Implement Co. John Deere technology expo and field demo day Tuesday in Willmar. Visitors were able to look at John Deere equipment, sit in on a technology presentation and view field demonstrations. Much of the new equipment takes advantage of real-time kinetics, a system that combines data from global positioning satellites and a network of base stations to achieve “sub-inch accuracy,” Haug sales representative Dave Dallman said. Such precise information allows farmers to plant, spray and apply nutrients with the greatest cost efficiency. It also makes farming greener, Dallman explained, because the technology allows farmers to apply only the required amount of nutrient or chemical. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
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