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Precision agriculture moves farming forward


Farmers are nothing if not an innovative lot. About 20 years ago that innovation and creativity brought about the precision agriculture revolution. Using new technologies, farmers for the first time had data available to them to enhance their decision-making skills, ...

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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 and fertilizer application (GPS + variable rate ...

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Are GMOs worth their weight in gold?


Harn Soper has a real-world laboratory to test the benefits of farming with genetically modified (GM) seed. Soper’s family owns seven farms near Emmetsburg, Iowa, with organic crops on 410 acres and GM crops on some 300 acres. The farms are all in the ...

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Precision Agriculture Systems and Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated


The 2014 Farm Bill expanded support for small and beginning farmers with training and access to investment capital, which is expected to increase the available funds farmers have for precision agriculture equipment, making it more accessible to a wide range ...

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Crop protection 2.0: reducing environmental impact in the EU. Is it feasible?


Prevention, monitoring and control According to European regulations, the integrated crop protection of the future must complete three consecutive steps. The planning of the cultivation and choice of crops must comprise preventive measures, such as working with pathogen-free seeds and ...

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Smart record-keeping


How does your record-keeping impact your yield? Can you answer this important question? If you cannot – stop doing it. In this article we show you how today’s technology offers a more sensible approach to routine record keeping, makes the ...

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Developing sensors for precision agriculture


As the tractor moves through the field plots, an onboard computer linked to sensors measures everything from plant height and development to nitrogen needs. While you’re at it, imagine the tractor is driverless; that its operation may be monitored remotely ...

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Technology is king down on the farm


WILMINGTON, Del. — Brandon Bonk may look like a traditional farmer. But this 28-year-old fifth-generation farmer is a different breed. His equipment is guided over nearly 3,000 acres he tends by satellites and microchips. His seed is morphed in labs to ...

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Quick Guide: 10 Natural Fertilizers to Improve Crop Production


These 10 fertilizers come from natural sources and can help improve the fertility of your soil and the nutrition of your crops. Before you add a fertilizer—natural or otherwise—to your garden bed, it’s advised that you have your soil tested ...

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Ten lessons for farm drones


Every crop is different! It goes without saying, but grapes are not tomatoes, and tomatoes are not corn. There are hundreds of different kinds of farms, ranging from trees to roots (and that’s not even including livestock and ranching). Each crop ...

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