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Agriculture news and articles about GPS (global positioning system) technology, trackers, navigation, GIS (geographic information systems) apps, software and data on farm.

High-Tech Farming: The Top 12

Tractors that Drive Themselves GPS makes it possible to auto-steer all kinds of farming equipment including sprayers, combines, and, of course, tractors. The operator tells the computer on the vehicle where to go and how wide a swath it should ...

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GPS Automated Steering for Farm Equipment

Auto steering isn’t a new concept when it comes to farming, but the implementation hasn’t been great since all the sensors that were utilized had serious shortcomings. Some needed difficult-to-set-up equipment outside of the vehicle to guide it and others ...

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Precision Farming Tools

GPS: the applications and availability are expanding. Uses on the farm: Map the Harvest (utilizing GPS and yield monitor technology) Plant Using Variable Rates (utilizing GPS and variable rate technology) Map farm land for insurance and data purposes (utilizing GPS ...

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Using a vision sensor system for auto-guidance testing

Auto-Steering is a technology that is getting more and more popular among precision farmers since GNSS (global navigation satellite systems) receiver are more and more able to direct farming vehicles along a pre-determined path not requiring any human navigation at ...

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Tips for the right equipment selection

Making smart decisions about selecting and buying farm equipment can be tough — especially for small-scale farmers with unique needs. As part of the National AgrAbility Project at Purdue University, a webinar was held to help farmers make these decisions. ...

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New agricultural techniques reduce soil erosion by 95%

Bayer CropScience has developed techniques to counteract the erosion of agricultural land. The results of trial projects demonstrate that the draining of water and mud can be reduced by up to 95%, VRT reports. The erosion of agricultural lands reduces ...

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Ways to Apply Using Variable Rates

What’s available for lime, fertilizer, weed control and seed to us Variable Rate Application (VRA)? There’s a variety both with and without GPS! Most VRAs fit into one of two categories: sensor-based or map-based. The VRA technology that is map-based ...

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Automatic Steering and GPS Control Make Precision Farming Even More Appealing

In the ’90s city folk and farmers like started paying attention to GPS’s 24 satellites. This technology has a lot of agricultural applications. Land is more scarce and farming is more competitive, so now it’s up to GPS technology to ...

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How to Use a Global Positioning System to Make Farming more Precise

A farmer who utilizes precision farming takes care of small areas within a field individually based on the varying needs that change across a field. Two good thing result from this kind of farming: 1) Production is cheaper 2) Damage ...

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In-Cab Computing for precision agriculture, customization and functionality

In terms of in-cab computing solutions for the agriculture market, companies like Case IH, Topcon, Trimble, John Deere and Raven spent the past 12 months mostly tweaking and adding capabilities to make their displays more modular, more automated and more ...

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