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At Walnut Grove Farms in Schochoh, Kentucky, the Halcomb family uses the latest technology to plant the right seed in the right acre. Through precision farming, the Halcombs are able to get the most out of their land, farm sustainably, and spot issues before they become problems. Years of experience on the land combined with drones, advanced software, mobile hardware and expertise from Corteva Agriscience help Walnut Grove Farms to flourish. Watch the video above to learn how Corteva Agriscience helps the Halcombs organize their workflow and farm from the sky.
“As a farmer, I trust other farmers and they want to provide a healthy product to their customers. When I’m shopping, I’m also a mom. I want my kids to have healthy foods.
I call this the biscuit basket because we don’t produce wheat to make bread with, but we do produce wheat to make biscuits with. We’re the sixth generation. Our family came to this area in the 1830s. Back then, you didn’t call it farming, you just called it living.
Well, my dad said you don’t plant corn until you can go out into the field and kneel down and your knee doesn’t get cold and wet. But technology has come so far since then. We really manage things in a much different way now. Over time, we started to bring technology out to them through drones, through aerial imagery, through variable rate seeding.
At Corteva, we’re lucky enough to house one of the largest agricultural drone fleets in the world.
It’s incredibly important to spot problems in a field early. If you spot them early, then you can make a difference. What used to take hours, now in a matter of 30 minutes, we can have a complete picture of what that looks like.
The reason that we started using Granular is because I felt like there was more of a need for organization. Now, on their phone, the guys can see exactly what they need to do whenever they get to that field. So, precision agriculture allows us to do more with less. The art is every bit as important as the science and she’s probably more the scientist and I’m more the artist. We’re able to do things through all this technology that we weren’t able to do 10 years ago and that directly increases yields and that directly puts more food on the tables around the world. We’re just very proud that we’ve been able to carry on and we look forward to carrying it on to the seventh generation.”