Variable rate technology (VRT) has been available to producers for nearly three decades. Originally, the ROI was questionable. It’s by the advancements in GPS guidance, computing, and application technology that agriculture is now able to profit from this critical aspect of precision agriculture.


What is VRT? VRT is the ability to vary the amount of fertilizer or other farm inputs, based on variations in the soil or crop.

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This ability to change the rates of fertilizer is not new, but new technologies like the Falcon have made VRT more applicable, and ultimately, more profitable.


One of the new technological keys that has unlocked VRT is better data. Just as an influx of higher-quality data has transformed the tech and finance industries (among others), it has also transformed agriculture.


Better data lets you use more sophisticated models so that you can make better decisions.


And maybe the most important data of all in agriculture is soil data.


The Falcon allows you to collect soil data in a way that was never possible before. Through automation, a Falcon user can collect more soil samples and can collect them in a more consistent way. This leads to better data which opens up new possibilities in the uses of variable rate technologies.


If you have any questions on how the Falcon can create new avenues of growth in your agricultural operation, you can send us a message here on our contact page.