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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)

A autonomous tractor update


The hot spot at the fall farm shows was a visit to the Case IH and New Holland exhibits to see machines that had been outfitted for autonomous work. The idea of the driverless tractor gets a lot of attention, ...

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Understanding Precision Agriculture – Starting to Map Yield and Elevation Data


EVERY SINGLE FIELD has its own story to tell. And this story can be about the highly productive, organic matter-rich areas that supply high yields — and the droughty knolls that perform poorly every season. Knowing the full story of ...

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4 tips for improved farm data integrity


Farmers work hard to prep soil, plant the crop, tend the crop and harvest. For the row-crop farmer those are the basic chores that lead to success – with a lot of other details thrown in. And it’s those details ...

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3 Questions About Fall Herbicide Applications


Do you have questions about making the best decisions for fall herbicide applications? Amit Jhala might be able to help. Jhala, Extension weed management specialist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, recently fielded three common questions around the topic in a ...

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Drones lead way in precision agriculture


Consider the technological possibilities in agricultural that lie just beyond the horizon. Fully autonomous farm equipment that seed and harvest crops under control from a distant laptop computer. Unmanned aerial drones that can monitor crops throughout their growth cycle and ...

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Growing UAS Precision Agriculture


A historic project involving precision ag experts, 1,000-pound UAVs flying at 8,000 feet and a group of farmers in the Red River Valley is making the role and promise of larger UAVs for commercial purposes clear. Sarah Lovas admits that ...

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12 findings from precision agriculture study


A study, Farm Profits and Adoption of Precision Agriculture, finds that precision agriculture adoption rates vary significantly, with larger farms more likely to adopt the technology. The study was conducted by USDA’s Economic Research Service using data from U.S. field ...

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A farmers guide to winter growing


The dawn of a new season – the colder days and the light drawing in – can be a bit of a nightmare for farmers. While the rest of the nation goes into hibernation throughout autumn and winter, farmers need ...

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Soil map project to make precision farming more affordable


Making precision farming more affordable is the aim of a new project that could see farmers using accurate soil maps rather than spending money on soil testing. Precision farming involves dividing fields into management zones that have specific characteristics, with ...

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Benefits of precision agriculture vary based on farm size, technology


The benefits of various types of precision agriculture are debatable, but a new study from the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service said GPS mapping has the largest impact on operating profit, followed by guidance systems and variable-rate technology. GPS ...

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