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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.

Tips for night spraying

If soggy conditions have kept you out of fields, you may be completing chemical applications at all hours of the day, including in the moonlight. “We’re hearing that growers are having to use every minute of dry weather they can ...

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How high-tech farming will reshape agriculture

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has released its analysis of all agricultural patents registered worldwide between 2010-2014. In addition, the group conducted interviews with farmers and industry experts in order to examine how smart farming systems (GPS-guided drones and other equipment, smart ...

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Getting started with precision agriculture – steps for success

Precision agriculture technologies are being utilized more and more frequently throughout the Southeast. Precision tools such as guidance systems, yield monitors, and variable-rate fertilizer applicators are resulting in higher productivity and profitability for many operations. However, some growers that stand ...

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GPS, drones, robots: Precision agriculture transforming food and farming

Thanks to what is known as “precision agriculture,” farmers can now collect precise data about their fields and use that knowledge to customize how they cultivate each square foot. One effect is on yields: precision agriculture allows farmers to extract ...

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Self-Run Agricultural Equipment Steered by GPS

Automatic farming vehicles are no new thing, but controlling those vehicles remotely has only been tried relatively successfully. Such equipment have necessitated large and unwieldy extra equipment, while other needed clear, sunny weather for cameras to have visibility to see ...

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Data from Satellites Shed Light on Farming Insurance and Piracy

Among the many offices and groups the Technology Strategy Board established to create growth, the Satellite Applications Catapult’s (SAC) Oxfordshire office houses a screen that displays yet another project (one to help the environment) which looks into boats that turn ...

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Save the Environment While Saving Money: Use GPS for Farming!

It’s becoming the norm to have GPS as a tool on farming machines, so farmers can be as efficient as possible. Tradition and Tech Just outside of Washington, D.C., a farmer named Brad Eustace uses GPS guidance to make incredibly ...

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Take Care of Common Problems (Like Weeds!) Using GPS Equipment

No farmer expects to ever have a field groomed to perfection. Sure, some plots of land might have great production every year, but there’s always room for improvement. Think about weeds: A field that is very productive still might have ...

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The Use of Wireless Sensor Networks in Precision Agriculture

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are the technology that enables efficient and cost-effective Precision Agriculture (PA).  Before PA, farmers were only able to make use of aircraft and satellite imagery, or other map-based systems, to precisely target their growing areas.  Precision ...

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Soil tests and improvement

Importance of a Soil Test For optimal plant growth, soil must have the proper pH level. pH is measured on a scale of 1 to 14. A measurement of 7.0 is neutral. A number below 7 is acidic (sour) and above 7 ...

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