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  • Jul 6, 2015
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    Two kids from McGill

    Graduate students from one of Canada’s top research institutions talk about how machine vision is automating tasks like tillage on farms....More
  • Jun 30, 2015
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    Deere leads Google in self-driving race, cites the Robot Report

    While doing some background research for a robotics story I’m working on for our August issue, I came across an article by Frank Tobe that I wanted to share.  Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, which happens to be a goldmine of information on robotics. His most recent post on 06/27/15 is headlined:  “As Google cars roll out, Deere reminds us of thousands of their self-driving tractors,” in which he makes reference to Google’s sending 25 new self-driving cars onto streets this summer....More
  • Jun 22, 2015
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    Thoughts on a big merger

    The long-time talks between Syngenta and Monsanto are nearing some kind of completion, what does that mean?...More
  • Jun 18, 2015
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    5 tech gift ideas for Dad

    If you've waited until the last minute to roundup a great gift for Dad, here are some tech options that may get the ball rolling on your Father's Day shopping....More
  • Jun 11, 2015
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    An interesting high-tech term

    Spending time at the World Pork Expo last week was interesting in a number of ways, even for a person who spends most of his time working in row crops. And I picked up some new vocabulary along the way - it's not what you think....More
  • Jun 10, 2015
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    Look who's blogging now

    Look who’s blogging now...More
  • Jun 1, 2015
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    Hype or hope? When cars and tractors operate themselves

    Whenever I read about autonomous cars and how they are projected to disrupt the auto market by 2025, I’m left to wonder about the benefits of autonomous vehicles. In farm vehicles like tractors, combines, and self-propelled sprayers, I get it. Making them autonomous can reduce labor costs, make farm work easier, make crop input application more accurate, and reduce fuel costs by finding the shortest path and the tractor settings’ sweet spot....More
  • May 28, 2015
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    Your data, ownership and some concerns

    Survey by a major manufacturer uncovers some knowledge gaps on data ownership, and understanding of the different types of data you collect. Knowing what's in the data agreement, and what it means for your operation, has more value as farmers embrace more information technologies....More

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Accredited for 2 hours/CCA Soil & Water credits. The 2,000 member...

Keeping crop protection chemicals on the crop for which they are intended has been a...