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Precision Ag: New Online Tool Help Farmers Make Decisions, Keep Data Private

Precision Ag: New Online Tool Help Farmers Make Decisions, Keep Data Private

👤By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University 🕔Sep 14, 2017

An innovative online tool developed by a Purdue University engineering professor will allow farmers to process data collected from their fields without requiring them to share it with third-party companies.   “The Purdue Agricultural Data Engine (PADE) empowers farmers to

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Ag Tech: New Autonomous Robot Helps Measure Crop Traits

Ag Tech: New Autonomous Robot Helps Measure Crop Traits

👤By Claire Benjamin, University of Illinois 🕔Sep 12, 2017

Investors and executives in the agricultural industry are getting a first look at TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits, developed at the University of Illinois. TerraSentia is being unveiled on Sept. 11 to 13 at the Ag Innovation

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Study Uses Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yields

Study Uses Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yields

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range—from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and low-energy microwaves. The images and data they collect can be used to solve

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Mississippi Irrigation: Using Tractor Data for Pipe Planner

Mississippi Irrigation: Using Tractor Data for Pipe Planner

👤By Jason Krutz and Dan Roach, Mississippi State University 🕔May 19, 2017

Utilizing tractor GPS data for Pipe Planner designs seems to just get easier. Here are some basic steps to utilize  GPS tractor monitor data to develop a Pipe Planner recommendation.

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Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend

Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend

👤By Sharita Forrest, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 21, 2017

A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders – and eventually farmers – can use to identify the genetic traits in plants likely

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California: 2 Drone Workshops, Kearney, April 13-14

California: 2 Drone Workshops, Kearney, April 13-14

👤By Sean Hogan, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 7, 2017

UC ANR Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) will be the location for two related drone workshops. The goals of these workshops are to provide an overview of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology and best practices for data collection,

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Texas Irrigation: Big Data Creates an ‘Internet of Things’ to Improve Efficiency

Texas Irrigation: Big Data Creates an ‘Internet of Things’ to Improve Efficiency

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Big data is big business, and everyone wants a part of the pie, however agricultural irrigators should take a careful look before accepting irrigation advice from new technology sources, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Charles

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Sentera Offers First NDVI Crop Health Maps Showing Field Contrast and Progression

Sentera Offers First NDVI Crop Health Maps Showing Field Contrast and Progression

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 26, 2017

Sentera today announced the release of its NDVI Toolbox for AgVault: a set of tools for customizable Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data that give growers and agronomists significant insight into field and crop health, today and throughout the season.

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Precision Ag Offers Possible Yield Increase, Plus Time and Cost Savings

Precision Ag Offers Possible Yield Increase, Plus Time and Cost Savings

👤By David Schimmelpfennig, USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2016

Precision agriculture technologies are playing an increasing role in farm production. Precision technologies–such as tractor guidance systems using a global positioning system (GPS), GPS soil and yield mapping, and variable-rate input applications (VRT)–help farms gather information on changing field conditions

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Texas Cotton: Drone Data Collection Helps Increase Farmer Efficiency, Profitability

Texas Cotton: Drone Data Collection Helps Increase Farmer Efficiency, Profitability

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 9, 2016

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as UAVs, is providing large amounts of data that hold keys to unlocking valuable solutions in helping farmers become more efficient and increase profitability, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research agricultural

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