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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.

Full drone service for agriculture to launch in U.S., Canada

PrecisionHawk and Agri-Trend announced today that they will partner to offer PrecisionHawk’s UAV data collection, sensing and analysis tools to farmers in the U.S. and Canada through Agri-Trend, a network of agricultural coaches. The partnership represents the first large-scale drone program for farming ...

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Precision agriculture: general concept

Precision farming / satellite farming When implemented correctly, precision farming is a process that allows users to deal with every possible variation found in fields and field sections.  Just as no two fields are exactly the same, no two sections ...

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Satellite Mapping

The Need for Better Information Development and exploration in previously remote parts of the world are creating an increasing demand for current land topography and land-use maps, as well as for other information products.  These maps are critical to a ...

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How to succeed when starting with precision agriculture

Technologies regarding precision agriculture are starting to be seen and used more often in the Southeast.  Applicators of variable-rate fertilizer, guidance systems, and yield monitors are tools being used to bring higher rates of profitability and productivity to many locations.  ...

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Hemisphere GPS Introduces Satloc G4 Aerial Guidance System

The Satloc G4 is a complete aerial guidance system for aerial applicators. Satloc G4 is built with the processing power of Intel Dual-Core i7 processor and includes Windows 7 64-bit operating system. Background maps are available with Satloc G4 systems. Maps ...

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Finding farmland: New maps offer a clearer view of global agriculture

A new global cropland map combines multiple satellite data sources, reconciled using crowdsourced accuracy checks, to provide an improved record of total cropland extent as well as field size around the world. Knowing where agricultural land is located is crucial ...

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Best New Agriculture Apps For 2015

Has the app market reached a saturation point? Consider Google Play and the iTunes App Store combined have more than 2.5 million apps, according to recent statistics. And with hundreds of new apps added every day, one could argue enough ...

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Crop Monitoring Reaches New Heights

Reaping What You Sow Aerial vegetation monitoring allows farmers to quickly assess and manage the health of their crops, improving yields and minimizing the use of irrigation, fertilizers and pesticides. The combination of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and compact spectrometers has increased ...

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Putting Google Earth to use on the farm

In the past year, talk about farm data has ramped up exponentially, yet many readers have been capturing on-farm data for more than a decade. The main struggle is how to turn that in­formation into a decision-making tool. Noel Anderson ...

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GNSS leads the way in precision farming

In a recently published EC report precision farming is defined as “the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variability associated with all aspects of agricultural production”. Although variability mitigation is indeed a very beneficial part ...

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