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Precision farming with fertiliser spreaders

On this week’s episode of the Tillage Edge podcast, Craig England, a Precision Ag and Machine Control Specialist working with Topcon, chats about the extra accuracy a GPS enabled fertiliser spreader can bring to spreading fertilisers.

Precision placement of fertilisers is critical to ensure farmers get the maximum returns.

Craig explained how the GPS spreaders can accurately turn on and off the spreader at the headlands but many spreaders, using section control, can modify the fertiliser applied to even out the spread on short ground or awkward corners.

The GPS machines can employ different technology from weigh cells to sensing the torque on the discs but Craig says if these machines are properly maintained they have proven to be very reliable.

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