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New Technologies from Clemson offer Potential Big Savings for Agriculture

Clemson University irrigation specialist Jose Payero is installing weather stations and soil-moisture sensors at farms across South Carolina and developing the online platform that will allow farmers to use the collected data to conserve water and energy by reducing irrigation. Payero said the online platform is about a month from completion.

Agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk is developing a system he calls “Directed Prescriptions” for prescribing variable seeding rates that would help farmers optimize spatial assignment of rates.

Photo: Phillip Williams (right) and Jonathan Fox, discuss precision agriculture technologies at the Edisto Research and Education Center. Image Credit: Scott Miller / Clemson University

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