Understanding Yield Monitoring Quantifying Precision Farming

Understanding Yield Monitoring: Quantifying Precision Farming

Yield monitors assist grain producers to analyze the effects of weather, soil properties, and management on grain production. Yield monitors act as the first stride for those who want to begin practicing site specific crop management or precision agriculture. The efficiency of these devices depends on appropriate installation, calibration, and operation. Thus, it is important for the grain manufacturers to have a proper idea about the working of these devices.

As we track Precision Agriculture market  ( You can request a Free sample of the research here), we  have attempted to quantify and simplify the benefits of using different technologies in the farm. Following are some of the key benefits of yield monitoring:

  • Accurate Assessment of Yield Variety : A yield monitor provides the user an accurate judgement of how yields vary within a field. By itself the yield monitor can provide valuable information and augment on-farm research. The producer can precisely view, map, and record crop yield and moisture data in real-time to instantly understand how well your crop performed.


  • Measurement of Grain Mass and Harvested Area : A yield monitor can help accumulate yield data for a specific load or field, thereby assisting the evaluation of hybrids, varieties, or treatments within test plots. Yield monitors allow the user to calculate the grain mass and harvested area on a load by load or yield by yield basis. The farmer can instantaneously get viable information on the accumulated grain weight, harvested area and average yield.


  •  Assists in Conducting on Farm Trials: By using a yield monitor a farmer can undertake on farm variety trials or carry out weed control evaluations without using a weigh wagon. As a consequence, the farmers can use these comparisons to adjust crop production practices to their soils.


  • Generation of Yield Maps: With the help of Digital Global Positioning System (DGPS), the yield data obtained by using a yield monitor can be used to generate yield maps that give an instantaneous image of crop performance within a particular crop production space. The DGPS is an amalgamation of space- and ground-based systems that together comprise a radio-navigation facility.

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