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Farming with robots


Farmers are increasingly under pressure to feed more people. The UN predicts that the world population will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050. This growing population has become pickier about the food they eat. In the ...

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Drones, GPS and smartphone apps – the brave new world of farming


There are major changes afoot in the way farmers use technology with apps, GPS trackers for precision farming, drones and farm management software on the rise. The notion that farmers are reluctant to embrace new time-saving technologies on their farms ...

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Keeping up with the UAV market


The trip two years summers ago to the Precision Aerial Ag Show was an eye opener. The event – which offered in-air demos and presentations for farmers – got its fair share of attention. For me the first thing I ...

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Precision ag tools influence conservation


Precision agriculture equipment and business tools are ways ag leaders are looking to help farmers determine what conservation practices to use on their farms. In Illinois, the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is leading the Precision Conservation Management project with ...

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Keep your eyes on the soil wetness

Corn planting

This time of year, it’s tempting to get into fields and plant like crazy. Just make sure your field is ready first. “Every year, there are costly mechanical mistakes made at planting,” says A.J. Woodyard, BASF technical crop production specialist. ...

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IoT-enabled Precision Agriculture Comes of Age

internet of things

The numbers speak for themselves. There are already more communicative machines connected to the internet than people and the trend is expected to grow exponentially. According to a recent Verizon report[1], the installed base of IoT endpoints will grow from ...

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3 biggest mistakes applicators make

corn field

Mark Glady, regional agronomist with Winfield, puts on 50,000 miles a year looking at fields in his territory of west central Minnesota. He says the biggest problem he sees on the road is lack of control of waterhemp in soybeans. ...

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Satellite technology is taking over


There was a time, long before precision agriculture, satellite technology, and air-conditioned tractor cabs, that farming involved some pretty ad-hoc and rather imprecise guesswork. Rather than using satellite technology to map out exactly where the tractor should go and where ...

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4 nitrogen management tactics


Here are four thoughts about nitrogen management 1. Consider split applications.  One way of improving nitrogen efficiency is through the use of split applications.  This is a great opportunity to try some strip trials and compare putting all the nitrogen ...

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Fully autonomous vehicles -the new word in agriculture


Learning to drive is a rite of passage. Hands carefully positioned at 10 and 2, remember how it was both exciting and terrifying as you took the wheel for the first time? If you were a farm kid, chances are ...

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