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Satellite Mapping

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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 we improved yield for 15% using farm management system

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Introduction I am an agronomist for a large agricultural holding company that is responsible for over 250,000 acres (100,000 hectares) in the eastern part of Europe with crops consisting primarily of sugar beet, rapeseed, and maize. I left Canada to ...

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Top 5 Precision Farming Tools

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You can invest in many farm tools that don’t necessarily boost profits. However, there are some winners out there that you can put money on and count on seeing that money come back to you. These are the tools to ...

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Using Remote Sensing to Best Monitor Crops and Assess Damage

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It is extremely important to keep a finger on the health of all crops. Knowing early on about an infestation can be the key to good productivity. Different factors such as lack of moisture, pests, weeds and fungi should be ...

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New Website, Yield Pop, is a Great tool for Agriculturalists

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The free online service, Yield Pop, is made so that consultants, farmers and suppliers in the agriculture industry can communicate better. The site became open to the public in January in both the U.K. and the U.S. It hosts a ...

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Review: Crop monitoring systems

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Having a lot of fragmented information about satellite crop monitoring systems (SCM) we decided to make more detailed review and compare different solutions where it is possible. We took the most popular services available worldwide and compared them based on ...

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Farmers now using Satellites for Ease and Precision

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High-tech equipment is becoming more and more available for many aspects of the agriculture business. For instance, now a farmer can get an automatic tractor or combine harvester that runs on satellite-created maps. They can run automatically while the farmer ...

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Micronutrients deficiencies and ways to manage them

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  This article aims to clarify the factors that increase the risk of deficiency, the use of soil and tissue analysis and treatment options. It will be helpful: to prevent deficiencies occurring, improve areas of poor soil structure and maintain appropriate ...

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Precision Agriculture Trends in 2014

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From automatic guidance to variable-rate control, precision-agriculture technology is helping farmers increase sustainability performance, according to John Fulton, a precision-ag specialist with Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension. With so many customers demanding sustainably produced ingredients, U.S. farmers can ...

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What drives interest in precision agriculture

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In recent years, however, Carlson, precision ag agronomist with South Dakota State University, hasn’t always found fertile ground for his message. High crop prices and attractive profit margins reduced farmers’ incentive to invest in precision ag. “You could make a ...

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