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Agribusiness Experts’ opinion on best modern agriculture industry technologies of crop and yield monitoring tools.

How to Sow Cover Crops After Soybeans

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Any farmer who implements a successful cover crop rotation on their farm knows that perfect timing is vital. There are tips and tricks needed to ensure that the field transition from one crop to another is smooth and on time. ...

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Precision farming via satellite imaging


Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging. Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4–5 ...

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8 Ways to Improve Your Precision Farming


Time and time again we find ourselves repeating the same mantra. A farm using smarter technology is a more profitable farm.  But knowing where to begin and what technology to implement is often daunting, confusing and hard to budget for. ...

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Drones In Agriculture And Hands-On Drone Training

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If you haven’t noticed that Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones, have been impacting the agriculture industry lately, it may be time to crawl out of your winter hibernation. Drones are everywhere in the agricultural landscape and are ...

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


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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Plastic bean-shaped sensors monitor crops for Precision Ag


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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Five top trends driving changes in agriculture


Tools, technology and a changing workforce are driving changes in the agriculture landscape – changes that can to have a positive impact on the agriculture industry both in Wisconsin and across the world, according to John Shutske, University of Wisconsin-Extension ...

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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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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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Weed strategy change needed


When David Nichols found glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in his fields, he realized some big changes had to be made. “I knew we had to change what we were doing or have a train wreck.” Purdue weed scientist Bill Johnson emphasizes that producers ...

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