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Technology for agronomists

Tim Hammerich
Journalist

It’s time to publish your Farm of the Future report. I am Tim Hammerich.

When Visalia, Calif.-based agronomist John Silvera decided to become an independent crop consultant, he knew he had to leverage technology to be more efficient.

Silvera… “First of all, recommendations and compliance are the priority of a BCP for a producer. So you put it on the right products that are registered, the right rate, and you manage all the rankings, all that kind of stuff. What I was looking for is more of a mapping tool originally. So I wanted to map growers fields and at least get the right acreage and get a general idea of ​​crop rotation. And that led me to Agworld.

PCA in California stands for Pest Control Advisor. Silvera says that once he decided AgWorld was right for him, he realized that the rig budgeting tool would be really helpful for his growers.

Sivera… “I’ve always helped producers with budgeting, but that hasn’t been a big part of my business. What I do now is I have the budget in advance before the season starts, and that gives me more time to think about the budget and come up with unique ways to save money for the producer.

Saving growers money has allowed Silvera to expand its crop advisory business.

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