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Section Control Savings Calculator

Provide the following inputs to estimate your potential savings from investing in section control on your planter, sprayer, or other implement.

Savings are estimated on a by field basis, taking into account field shape and size, number of sections, and implement width. There are many factors that could affect actual savings; this is only an estimate. Based in part on data from M. Velandia et al./Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 95 (2013) 1-10.

(Note: Account for all inputs applied with this implement in one year.)

Estimated Double-Applied Area Without Section Control:

Estimated Double-Applied Area WITH Section Control:

Estimated Product Savings from Section Control for This Scenario:

Technology Payoff Calculation:

Estimated acreage to pay off technology for this scenario:

APA Citation:
Kirk, K.R., Plumblee, M.T., and McAlhany, F. (2018). Section Control Savings Calculator. Clemson University Precision Agriculture. Retrieved from

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