Technology important tool in ag industry

Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 at 5:00 AM
Beatrice Daily Sun

Students in Annie Erichsen’s Ag Technology classroom had maps of corn fields with red and green blurbs on their computer monitors Thursday morning.
Erichsen instructed her Southeast Community College-Beatrice students to various seed levels -- ranging from 20,000 to 22,000 seeds per acre -- to determine which areas of the field historically fetched the highest yields, thus would receive a higher seed content.
The exercise is one of many ways computer technology has worked its way into the everyday curriculum at SCC, as well as becoming a common sight in many Sunland farms.



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