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Precision agriculture a key enabling technology to achieve higher yields

Albert Zahalka President Topcon Precision Agriculture

Has global agricultural productivity increased or decreased in the last 25 years? It has, in fact, more than doubled since 1985. Next to advances in seed genetics, precision agriculture has been a key enabling technology to achieve higher yields with lower cost and less environmental impact, while also limiting the cost of food so that it has remained relatively stable in fixed dollars.

Agriculture, the largest industry in the world, is an example of putting automation and innovation to work with established standards that support adoption and growth. In fact, if agriculture can do it, then so can construction and the diverse disciplines that make up the global geospatial community.

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