Precision Agriculture ROI

Seedstar XP Return on Investment
University studies show that, in general, proper singulation and spacing will improve corn yields by a modest 1-2%

1,000 acres x 200 bushels = 200,000 bushels
200,000 bushels x 1% increase = 2,000 bushels
2,000 bushels x $3.50/bushel = $7,000

Row Command and Section Control Return on Investment
Assumptions for this simplified calculation of row command economics
  • Grower has 1,000 acres of corn
    • 12-80 acre fields and 1-40 acre field (all fields 1/2 mile long)
    • 12 row planter
    • customer owns a section control activation
    • 34,000 seeding rate (+/- 6" seed spacing)
    • 80,000 count unit of seed corn
    • $250/unit of seed corn
    • 2 rows of overlap the length of the field
    • 30" of overlap on each headland
    • zero point rows

Results of overlap of just 2 rows the length of each field = $437.50
Result of overlap of just 30" into each headland of each field = $1,375.00
Overall Cost of overlap on 1,000 acres = $1,812.50

Based off of an initial $8,800 investment to install Row Command on his 21 row planter the Grower will begin to realize a return on his investment after 4.9 years.
"0" point rows assumed int he calculation