Three precision technology tips to improve strip-till
Another reason strip-tillers should make data collection and analysis a priority, he says, is because it can simplify field operations. The emergence of wireless data transfer software is making uploading of A-B lines more seamless for tech-savvy operators.
Cannon says he’s shared plenty of horror stories with strip-tillers who have mismanaged guidance lines when transferring a USB stick from one tractor to another.
“I can speak first hand that managing those lines and moving that data from the strip-till tractor to the planter tractor can be really aggravating,” he says. “There’s a lot of time wasted or one operator doesn’t have a certain line yet and starts running in the field.
“Wireless data transfer will give those guys the ability to start synching displays. We’ll be able to make sure we’re always on those lines as they change or evolve, or have to be amended, because that information is automatically being updated to the other displays.”