David Hest writes about precision agriculture, electronics and communications technologies and trends affecting production agriculture.

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in Farm Industry News Blog May 09, 2011

Topcon announces HiPer AG mobile RTK base station

  Topcon Precision Agriculture has expanded its HiPer series of satellite receivers to include HiPer AG, a new portable base station for....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Apr 18, 2011

New section-control functions for Leica mojo3D

  Leica Geosystems has added section-control capability to the Leica mojo3D. Initially, the Direct Section Control function, which can....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Apr 04, 2011

A virtual rain gauge for your farm

  This spring, you’ll be able to check overnight rainfall amounts across your farm via email, thanks to a patent-pending technology....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Mar 21, 2011

Trimble to buy OmniSTAR land business

  Trimble continues to expand its precision offerings with the purchase of the OmniSTAR Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Mar 14, 2011

New broadband provider threatens GPS, coalition warns

  The Coalition to Save Our GPS (www.saveourgps.org) was formed after LightSquared Inc. (www.lightsquared.com) received a tentative license....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Feb 28, 2011

NovAtel announces SMART-MR15 GNSS receiver/antenna with integrated cellular modem

  The SMART-MR15 integrates an L1/L2 GPS+GLONASS receiver, antenna and cellular modem into a single compact enclosure. It includes a rugged....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Feb 14, 2011

Monsanto expands Prescriptive Ag Solutions program

  For 2011, the program, which began as a pilot with about 2,500 participants in 2010, will be available on a broader -- though still....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Jan 31, 2011

GPS, GLONASS systems realign, adding more satellites

  Realignments of existing Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites are expected to be completed by early summer, creating the most....More