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How Droughts May Increase the Use of Variable-Rate Irrigation

Just like fertilizer and seeds do, droughts too may increase the use of variable-rate. At present, effective farming has centered its focus on the saving of costs and the maximization of production. This has led to the maximization of key ...

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The Five Main Types of Agricultural Implements

Because crop cultivation and farming involve heavy labor and a variety of different processes, it would be nearly impossible to do so by hand. Machinery and tools have become a necessity for farming in this day and age. There is ...

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Five Strategies for Water Management

If water management is a challenge you face, consider the following tips: Management of irrigation water use, such as volumetric measurement of water use, conservation tillage, irrigation scheduling, crop residue management, and on-farm irrigation audits On-farm delivery systems, such as ...

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Precision irrigation: Field Commander Ultimate by AgSense

AgSense announced its release of the “Field Commander Ultimate” precision irrigation package. The package combines the industry’s most installed controller, the Field Commander, with AgSense Crop Link telemetry units and are available through AgSense’s worldwide distribution and irrigation dealer network. The ...

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Retooling drip irrigation technology

The crunch is on to find new ways to improve the impact of water applied by irrigation so that every drop — or in the case of two new technologies, drip — counts. Roots make demands Getting water to plants ...

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Valley® develops technology integrating irrigation data into farm management systems

VALLEY, Neb. — Due to the growing demand for increased food production to feed the expanding population, along with rising land prices and increasing fertilizer and fuel costs, making precise choices about irrigation and nutrient management is more critical than ...

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Use of Technology In Agriculture

Use of machines on farms. Now a farmer can cultivate on more than 2 acres of land with less labor. The use of planters and harvesters makes the process so easy. In agriculture, time and production are so important; you have ...

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Pracision agriculture cornerstones

The cornerstones of precision agriculture technology include the Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and variable rate equipment and controllers. The potential impact to producers is reduced pesticide and nutrient use and thereby reduced input costs. Spatial-based information ...

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Precision irrigation technology allows farmers to boost corn/bean yields while using less water

Most farmers don’t need a yield monitor to tell them their soils are anything but uniform. They know one area of a field may respond differently than another even if they receive the exact same inputs, including water. Until recently, ...

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Irrigate-IQ Precision Irrigation Solution

Wireless control for pivot irrigation systems and pumps Individual nozzle control for targeted water, fertigation, chemigation, and effluent application Real-time data monitoring of pivot information and status Variable rate irrigation and exclusion zones Error reporting Because every drop matters, every ...

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