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3 Ways Geographical Information Systems are Helping your Farm Economy

Geographical information systems are simply maps. Maps that plot out your data and give you real time information that you can use to make smart decisions as part of your precision agriculture efforts on your farm. Think of them as ...

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After trying to build self-driving tractors for more than 20 years, John Deere has learned a hard truth about autonomy

When building its first autonomous navigation system in the 1990s, John Deere just wanted to build a tractor that could drive down a field and make a turn on its own. But after more than 20 years, the company has found that ...

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4 features needed for autonomy to succeed

The crowds around that Case IH tractor during the Farm Progress Show where it was first unveiled were big and interested. At first it was probably the novelty of a cab-less tractor sitting on a manufacturer lot, but later it ...

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7 tips for flying an unmanned aerial system

Over the past several years, I have had the privilege to talk with farmers around the world about the growing excitement of UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) in agricultural industry. No question that UAS technology is going to change how farmers ...

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The Growing Link Between Tech and Agriculture

If you think about it, farming and technology have always been joined at the hip. In a bygone era, agriculture advanced on the back of inventions like the cotton gin, the reaper, and the thresher. Today, farming involves the use ...

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New Tech Trends in Irrigation, Land Management, and Energy Usage

Being a “green” farmer used to mean that you were something of an outsider in the industry – that you almost couldn’t operate on a scale above the small family farm. Not so much anymore. As producers look to increase ...

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Drones have evolved into precision agricultural tools

Once a science fiction dream and then used extensively for military surveillance and warfare, small Unmanned Aerial Systems—commonly known as drones—are moving rapidly into daily business and consumer use and poised to become powerful tools for farmers. Drones could revolutionize ...

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The Use of Wireless Sensor Networks in Precision Agriculture

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are the enabling technology for efficient and inexpensive Precision Agriculture (PA). Prior to PA, farmers had to rely on satellite and aircraft imagery or other map based systems to accurately target their growing areas. Precision Agriculture ...

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Incorporate precision agriculture to your farm management

You can consider how precision farming can encompass and target your key goals, and what other benefits you can gain. Do you want to save time, reduce costs, reduce wastage, improve productivity, and be more environmentally sustainable? Initially you need accurate ...

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AgDroid : Farm GPS Utility

Manage your farms & fields like never before with the ultimate portable productivity tool for agriculture, farming, forestry and more! • Record multiple fields and jobs, including applied products (fertilizer, herbicide, fungicide etc). • Record and calculate field and job/coverage ...

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