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  • May 26, 2011
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    Farm Industry News

    From manual to full automation in farm equipment

    Control of farm equipment has grown from strictly manual control to the possibility of remote control of farming. Don Bruns, Raven Industries, discusses automation in today's machinery....More
  • May 9, 2011
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    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 high-accuracy real-time kinematic (RTK) applications for the worldwide agriculture market. HiPer AG is a dual-frequency, GPS+GLONASS receiver that is designed for simple setup and operation with Topcon’s Systems 150, 200, 210, 250 or 350, the company said....More
  • Apr 26, 2011
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    New tool for precision nutrient application 1

      One evening before dinner at the 2011 Commodity Classic, I had the pleasure of visiting with National Corn Growers Association’s first vice president Garry Niemeyer. Niemeyer told me about a new NH3 control system that he and colleague Jerry McCulley are planning to install on an anhydrous toolbar this summer. With the rising cost of anhydrous ammonia, they needed a system that would control application rates more precisely than conventional controllers....More
  • Apr 18, 2011
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    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 control up to 30 sections, will be available for Hardi HC5500 and HC6500 rate controllers. Leica will add support for popular U.S. rate controllers later in 2011, according to Harlan Little, Leica Ag Business Manager for North America....More
  • Mar 21, 2011
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    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 corrections business for land-based navigation, mapping and survey applications. The purchase, from Fugro N.V., includes a multi-year service agreement for Fugro's ongoing operation of its correction network and satellite service broadcast systems that power the OmniSTAR service....More
  • Mar 14, 2011
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    New broadband provider threatens GPS, coalition warns 33

      The Coalition to Save Our GPS (www.saveourgps.org) was formed after LightSquared Inc. (www.lightsquared.com) received a tentative license in January from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to use the 1525 to 1559 megahertz (MHz) spectrum for its hybrid land and satellite-based high-speed broadband system. LightSquared officials have said that its system will include 40,000 land-based transmitters, in addition to a satellite already orbiting over the U.S....More
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