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Crop Monitoring

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

Forage moisture and yield monitoring

With 60% of his corn and 100% of his alfalfa harvested through a self-propelled chopper, Reedsville, Wisconsin, farmer Tom Braun needed a tool to accurately document yield and moisture. That’s why he invested in John Deere’s HarvestLab in 2007 and ...

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10 Things You Need to Know About New Herbicide-Tolerant Technologies

Mike Owen held his audience in rapt attention as he rolled through numerous weed-control products and strategies for 2016 and beyond. Then it came time for the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension weed specialist’s punch line: “How many of you ...

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2015 crop lessons

Excellent yields occurred across most of the Midwest in 2015. Still, top-end yields were lost due to pest pressure. Here are a few maladies that occurred last year that you should watch for 2016, says Tim Dahl, a Minnesota-based Syngenta ...

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Useful data management tips for farmers

Modern farmers need to keep and mind and manage enormous quantity of data. As you go into 2016, however, it makes sense to know the kinds of data you’re working with, and understand the difference of each and their value ...

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Drones: The data managing challenge

The promise of the unmanned aerial vehicle could be realized in 2016 as the Federal Aviation Administration firms up rules and more farmers and consultants get access to these high-flying tools. Yet the new technology with all its ability to ...

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Despite benefits, many farmers say no to no-till

With harvest under their belts, farmers are now planning when to till their land — or whether to do it at all. Discussion about tillage and its pros and cons is nothing new to farmers. It’s also a topic that has ...

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Monitoring crops from space

A Stanford-led team has discovered how to estimate crop yields with more accuracy than ever before with satellites that measure a special form of light emitted by plants. This breakthrough will help scientists study how crops respond to climate change.  ...

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Drones to change the farming industry

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or more commonly known as drones, are rapidly increasing in popularity. For years, UAS technology has been applied in various military field operations, including aerial photography, combat, and surveillance. More recently, drones have also found their ...

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5 Actual Uses For Drones In Precision Agriculture Today

Having covered the ag retail industry and drones in precision agriculture for CropLife.com and PrecisionAg.com (shameless plug) over the past three years, I’ve heard a lot at this point on the subject of drone applications on the farm. From the ability ...

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Latest version of Cropio – a brand-new service for agricultural business management

The international company N.S.T. New Science Technologies Ltd. presents its new service, called Cropio – a system for a remote field management and vegetation control. Since creating a pilot version of a product back in 2009, N.S.T. New Science Technologies ...

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