About two decades into the development of the precision ag sector of crop production, farmers and industry groups are taking stock of the specific paybacks to adding the technology. A study led by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows that precision ag technology has increased crop productivity by four percent based on current adoption, with the potential to grow that number by another six percent when adopted on a wider scale. Things like herbicide and fertilizer placement have improved in efficiency and efficacy, and the study shows there’s room for more improvement in the near future. Water and petroleum use have also fallen because of precision ag adoption thus far. Farmers say adding new tools and technology incrementally has helped achieve cost benefits fairly quickly. See more.