By Xin Wiso
UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center 

Panhandle Perspective:

Panhandle Learning Agriculture Network Aims to Increase Farmer Adoption of Field-based Sensors


October 20, 2021

Nowadays, farmers have more access than ever to data of all kinds about their crops, thanks to rapid development of sensor and telemetry technologies over the past few decades.

Yet the adoption rate of sensors for farming operations is still low, possibly due to cost, comfortability of adapting to sensor-based management, concerns on return on investment, and other reasons.

Farm machinery is commonly equipped with sensors for monitoring planting, harvesting, and other field operations. For monitoring plants within fields, the most common sensors used are perhaps soil-water sensors, tempera...

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