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Pilotless aircraft will play critical roles in precision agriculture

Comparing an unmanned aerial vehicle to a magnetic resonance imaging machine may seem odd, but that is how the director of the Mississippi State University Geosystems Research Institute sees it. “The plant is the patient, the agronomists are the doctors, ...

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Precision agriculture helps farmers save time, money, the land

The popular image of agriculture is the farmer standing out in his field with his bib overalls, straw hat, a rusty old tractor and a piece of wheat straw popped in his mouth at a rakish angle. Modern agriculture, however, ...

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Practices that reduce soil moisture content

(Crop) residue burning Burning of maize, rice, other crop residues and natural vegetation in the field is a common practice. Residues are usually burned to help control insects or diseases or to make next seasons’ fieldwork easier. Burning destroys the litter ...

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Next generation farm management system.

We would like to spot your attention to a very specific farm management system designed purely for the needs of agricultural companies involved in land cultivation – this system is Cropio farm management. It is specific due to the fact ...

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Review: Crop monitoring systems

Having a lot of fragmented information about satellite crop monitoring systems (SCM) we decided to make more detailed review and compare different solutions where it is possible. We took the most popular services available worldwide and compared them based on ...

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Trimble Smart Water and Wastewater Management

Trimble introduced today the latest version of its smart water and wastewater management software—Trimble® Connect™ version 1.5. The latest release of the cloud-based software includes a suite of applications that help water and wastewater utilities to deploy smart meters, repair ...

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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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Vegetation Control: Profitable Investment

Agricultural complex has always been one of the most significant propelling forces of the Ukrainian economy. Agriculture provides for 8% of total GDP, covering about 71% of the territory and 17% of working population employment. Meanwhile, in comparison with their ...

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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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Pioneer Field360 Select software

DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer Field360 Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make ...

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