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Big Data and its role in agriculture

  • Aug 24, 2015

    Crop measurement or modeling: which is better?

    A lot has been in the press in the past few years about crop modeling. Using algorithms to define outcomes based on millions of data points from weather, soil, yield history and other factors that play into farming. But with all that predicting, there is bound to be some error. That’s where the importance of measurement comes in—to give you an accurate picture of what is actually happening in your field....More
  • Dec 10, 2014

    What 640 Labs purchase means for Climate Corp

    In a Business Wire news release issued Monday, Monsanto's weather modeling company Climate Corp announced its purchase of data analytics company 640 Labs, a tech start-up company in Chicago. 640 Labs has found a way to capture geo-referenced data from farm vehicles using a drive that plugs into the vehicle's diagnostics port....More
  • Sep 6, 2012

    Monsanto’s FieldScripts combines high-tech planting with high-tech seed

    The new program called FieldScripts will enable farmers to accurately and variably plant DeKalb hybrids with Precision Planting’s 20/20 SeedSense monitor, all on an iPad. Ted Crosby, Integrated Farming Systems lead for Monsanto, answers questions about the new program from Forrest Laws, Farm Industry News....More

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