RAI uses drone technology to accurately scout fields to assist in detecting any pests, diseases or weeds. The drone provides pictures and videos for precise tile mapping. This technology is important to help monitor and record the health of RAI's crops. This data allows RAI to pinpoint areas requiring attention. This allows RAI to provide care where needed, improving yield and reducing inputs. …
Auto Steer and swatch control lowers input costs and increases productivity by reducing overlap. Swath control shuts off sections of the equipment as it enters an overlap area, preventing overapplication of seed, chemicals, and fertilizer. RAI uses the most advanced auto-steer and swath conrtrol available in an ever-changing technology.
RAI uses variable rate technology to increase productivity and decrease overapplication. Yield monitor technology and soil testing data generates management zones within their fields. Variable rate technology allows seed, nitrogen, and fertilizer to be applied at different rates across each management zone. Prescription seeding, fertilizer, and nitrogen are essential for RAI to reduce input costs and produce high yields each year.
Yield monitors give RAI the capability to get yield data in zones within each field. This instantaneous data collection gives RAI accurately calibrated yield reports. Yield monitoring can map and compare the performance of different seed varieties throughout the field. RAI improves seed selection based on yield data over multiple years. The Yield monitor also allows for precise planting, maximizing production.
RAI uses tracks on most of their equipment, providing a more efficient operation. Tracks evenly distributes the equipment's weight reducing soil compaction and preserving soil tilth. Less compacted, healthy soil gives RAI the ability to maximize every acre for maximum yield.