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Agriculture information and tips on the specific crops (wheat, sorghum, corn, soybean etc.) and regions (U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia, India and other)

Silicon valley and venture capital firms bet on Ag start-ups

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Agriculture is suffering from a massive investment deficit. “At least $200 billion a year,” says Rob Leclerc, AgFunder. “It’s an industry hungry for capital.” At the same time, ag lacks the proper financial infrastructure necessary to make it work. “There ...

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Resistance management plan for soybean aphid

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Soybean aphid remains the most important soybean insect pest in Iowa, and management over the last fifteen years has primarily relied on using foliar insecticides. The economic injury level was defined in 2007, and is approximately 675 aphids per plant ...

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Tips for Conventional and No-till Seedbed Establishment

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You only get one chance to give a crop the right start, so it’s important to understand how previous tillage and crops impact seed’s access to soil. While crop residue breaks down to provide additional nutrients, it can also impede ...

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Drones on the Farm: How Can We Improve ROI?

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Exploring how farmers can and will see a return on their drone investment is a topic I’ve discussed with farmers as well as experts who are working to develop new solutions that can be utilized on the farm. Being able ...

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High-tech approach to aerial imagery

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What if you could have an aerial image taken in the morning and have a full analysis available for download within 24 hours? Sound crazy? Not to Robert Morris, founder and head of TerrAvion, an aerial imaging business that recently ...

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Getting started at variable rate

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It seems nothing ever happens fast enough in our society, not with Internet connections or email replies, and not with the adoption of technology on the farm. At least, that’s the complaint from the manufacturers and service providers who say ...

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Plastic bean-shaped sensors monitor crops for Precision Ag

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The internet of beans Thumb-sized “plastic beans” are being filled with sensors and tossed into grain bins and storage facilities for precision agriculture, getting rid of the need for handheld devices or elaborate moisture monitoring systems, according to an article on Farm Journal’s AGWeb. ...

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5 Tech And Social Trends Poised To Transform Agriculture

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While it may not seem readily apparent, farms are about to engage warp drive and rapidly approach light speed when it comes to how they operate. Emerging tools, new technologies and a changing workforce are driving changes across the landscape ...

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Imaging Technology Market for Precision Agriculture is Anticipated to Register at a CAGR of 9.0% Between 2016 and 2024

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In a new report titled “Imaging Technology Market for Precision Agriculture: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016 – 2024”, Persistence Market Research analyzes the performance of the global imaging technology market for precision agriculture over an eight-year period and provides insights on ...

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Autonomous wireless solar tag for precision agriculture

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Sol Chip has introduced its Sol Chip Comm™ autonomous, wireless, solar tag for enabling precision agriculture and smart irrigation. The Sol Chip Comm (SCC) device is an ultra-compact, maintenance-free, solar-powered, wireless tag. SCC powers, controls and wirelessly connects a wide ...

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