Roy Bardole in His Tractor

Satellite navigation helps farmers meet the challenge of increasing crop yields and lowering costs. They can use precise positioning to plant and harvest faster and more efficiently than ever before. And by applying fertilizers and pesticides more precisely, they can reduce the environmental impact of raising crops.

Caption:
Farmer Roy Bardole seated at the controls of his combine in a cornfield on farm in Iowa. A GPS guidance system display is mounted at the top center on right side of cab.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: September 20, 2012
Image Taken: Rippey, Iowa, United States
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Dane A. Penland
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Farmer Roy Bardole seated at the controls of his combine in a cornfield on farm in Iowa. A GPS guidance system display is mounted at the top center on right side of cab.