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Drones, GPS and smartphone apps – the brave new world of farming


There are major changes afoot in the way farmers use technology with apps, GPS trackers for precision farming, drones and farm management software on the rise. The notion that farmers are reluctant to embrace new time-saving technologies on their farms ...

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Tips to consider before buying a guidance system


Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance systems are one of the latest and most popular advancements in farm equipment. DGPS guidance steering aides guide the operator through the field and can be used in place of visual marking systems such as ...

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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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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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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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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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