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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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2014 John Deere 7290R

The John Deere 7R Series tractors were first introduced in 2011 and were a natural progression of the 7030 series. Both of these series have been proven performers for a wide range of chores around the farm or ranch. For ...

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Trimble R10 – Productivity Beyond GNSS

Features Smallest and lightest receiver in its class; Cutting edge Trimble HD-GNSS processing engine; Automatic point measurement and traceable tilt values; Electronic bubble so you can focus in one place; Trimble xFill technology provides RTK coverage during connection outages; Powerful ...

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The Effect of Variable Rate Fertilizer Application

Use of variable rate fertilizer spreaders (VRS) is available to farmers in many areas of Kentucky. For use of VRS, a soil fertility map must be prepared for the field to be spread which requires subdividing the field into subunits. ...

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Profitability of Variable Rate Fertilization

INTRODUCTION Grid soil sampling and variable rate fertilizer applications are a part of the precision agriculture movement that has captured the interest of many farmers. Variable rate fertilization requires extra expense and effort plus the use of often unfamiliar technology. ...

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