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How to Choose a GPS System for Your Farm

If you don’t already have your GPS system integrated with your farming machinery (many machines come with the system already installed) you’ll need to install the system yourself. This gives you the opportunity to find the best GPS system for ...

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GPS Tools Help Farmers Control Weeds and Other Challenges

Every grower knows there’s no such thing as a perfect field. There may be parcels that produce great yields (and profits) year after year, but there’s always something that could be better. Take weeds, for example. Even in what would ...

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Farming by GPS Saves Money, Environment

Satellite-based GPS navigation systems are becoming standard on modern farm equipment, helping farmers get the most from their fields. Mixing tradition with technology On a weedy patch of land an hour and half from Washington, D.C., farmer Brad Eustace is ...

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GPS: Its Uses and Potential Are Growing

Global positioning systems (GPS) are widely available in the agricultural community. Farm uses include: • mapping yields (GPS + combine yield monitor), • variable rate planting (GPS + variable rate planting system), • variable rate lime and fertilizer application (GPS ...

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The Effect of Variable Rate Fertilizer Application

Use of variable rate fertilizer spreaders (VRS) is available to farmers in many areas of Kentucky. For use of VRS, a soil fertility map must be prepared for the field to be spread which requires subdividing the field into subunits. ...

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Precision Farming Tools

GPS: Its Uses and Potential Are Growing Global positioning systems (GPS) are widely available in the agricultural community. Farm uses include: •mapping yields(GPS + combine yield monitor), • variable rate planting (GPS + variable rate planting system), •variable rate lime ...

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Trimble R10 – Productivity Beyond GNSS

Features Smallest and lightest receiver in its class; Cutting edge Trimble HD-GNSS processing engine; Automatic point measurement and traceable tilt values; Electronic bubble so you can focus in one place; Trimble xFill technology provides RTK coverage during connection outages; Powerful ...

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Automatic Steering of Farm Vehicles Using GPS

Autonomous guidance of agricultural vehicles is not a new idea, however, previous attempts to control agricultural vehicles have been largely unsuccessful due to sensor limitations. Some control systems require cumbersome auxiliary guidance mechanisms in or around the field while others ...

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Trimble Introduces New Agriculture App for Fleet Management

Trimble Introduces New Agriculture App for Fleet Management SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 24, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the Connected Farm™ Fleet app built to serve managers and technicians by enabling them to access their fleet information from any location. Using ...

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GPS Guidance and Automated Steering Renew Interest In Precision Farming Techniques

Since the mid-1990s, the Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation of 24 satellites orbiting 10,800 miles (17,500km) above Earth has caught the attention of farmers and urban dwellers worldwide.  GPS technology delivers a range of benefits to growers. As global markets ...

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