Study: Using data, farmers can increase their yields, decrease their waste

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  • Rapid changes in the agriculture industry point the way to new, technologically enhanced “precision farming” that could lead to major gains in food yields — possibly enhancing current capabilities to feed an additional one billion people within the next 10 years, according to a new report by AT Kearney.
  • Digital technologies applied to agriculture — ranging from camera drones to GPS-enabled combines — are opening up a new wave of automation and could generate dramatic improvements in crop yields that may spark another agricultural revolution.
  • Opportunities are there to bundle technologies to provide end-to-end services for growers, ranging from selecting crops to optimizing planting times, seeding rates, and fertilizer applications.

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