Precision Farming http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/6211/more en Drones for ag: We’re moving ahead http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/drones-ag-we-re-moving-ahead <div class="node-body article-body">Call them what you will – drones, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) – this innovative technology has caused waves of excitement in agriculture in the past few years, and FAA has picked up the pace on establishing guidelines for use.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/drones-ag-we-re-moving-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/drones-ag-we-re-moving-ahead#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:20:00 +0000 79861 at http://farmindustrynews.com ZERNLIEW and TPICKA/ISTOCK/THINKSTOCK Crop measurement or modeling: which is better? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/crop-measurement-or-modeling-which-better <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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.</p> <p>But with all that predicting, there is bound to be some error. That&rsquo;s where the importance of measurement comes in&mdash;to give you an accurate picture of what is actually happening in your field.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/crop-measurement-or-modeling-which-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/crop-measurement-or-modeling-which-better#comments Variable rate Corn Variable rate application Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:02:00 +0000 80031 at http://farmindustrynews.com Hybrid tech, seed treatments, new forage products rolling out http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/hybrid-tech-seed-treatments-new-forage-products-rolling-out <div class="node-body gallery-body">DuPont Pioneer offered visiting media a sort of 'data dump' on a lot of things happening in Johnston, Iowa. Check out this gallery for a look at what's on tap for the company for 2016 and beyond.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/hybrid-tech-seed-treatments-new-forage-products-rolling-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/hybrid-tech-seed-treatments-new-forage-products-rolling-out#comments Precision Farming Companies Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:27:00 +0000 79991 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>DuPont Pioneer is rolling out a range of products and advancements in corn, soybeans and forages for the future. From a new insecticide seed treatment to an advancement in below-ground insect control, there was plenty to see at a recent media event.</p> New technical committee formed to standardize use of UAVs http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-technical-committee-formed-standardize-use-uavs <div class="node-body blog-body">Drones switched from becoming a gee-whiz gadget to a technology that has become part of our ag fabric last week when the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announced it has formed a technical committee to study this emerging technology. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-technical-committee-formed-standardize-use-uavs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-technical-committee-formed-standardize-use-uavs#comments Precision guidance Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:58:00 +0000 79981 at http://farmindustrynews.com Precision ag hot spot http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/precision-ag-hot-spot <div class="node-body gallery-body">The InfoAg conference in St. Louis this July was a mecca of the latest in precision ag technology. Speakers delivered bright ideas and innovative thoughts on the future, and tradeshow vendors offered up the newest products and services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/precision-ag-hot-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/precision-ag-hot-spot#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:28:00 +0000 79931 at http://farmindustrynews.com Stories you might want to read again http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/stories-you-might-want-read-again <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In the farm news business, it&rsquo;s our job as editors and journalists not just to cover what&rsquo;s hot, new and different but also do it in a way that makes sense and that makes you want to read more.</p> <p>Good stories inform and entertain, and, at the same time, are accurate, timely and relevant to the reader.</p> <p>Recently, Farm Industry News received some recognition for meeting those basic journalism tenants.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/stories-you-might-want-read-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/stories-you-might-want-read-again#comments Precision Farming FinOvation award Inputs Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:36:00 +0000 79891 at http://farmindustrynews.com Take a ride on a drone http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/take-ride-drone <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Mitchell and Zach Fiene are cofounders of DMZ Aerial, an ag tech consulting firm that that offers scouting services and data management. They also sell their own propriety line of &nbsp;drones and have recently branched out into other technologies including sensors, beacons, and data management devices.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/take-ride-drone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/take-ride-drone#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:07:00 +0000 79831 at http://farmindustrynews.com Agco introduces a new UAV http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/agco-introduces-new-uav <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Agco has announced the arrival of the <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?Broadhead/7e3638e4f7/e98bf3707a/6a04af9775" target="_blank">Solo Agco Edition</a> Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Utilizing intuitive mission planning and cloud-based, high-resolution mapping software, the UAV is easy to use and can increase farmers&#39; efficiency. With the Solo, farmers don&rsquo;t have to wait for satellite imaging and they can avoid scouting the fields by foot or vehicle.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/agco-introduces-new-uav" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Equipment & Supplies Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:56:27 +0000 79821 at http://farmindustrynews.com UAV use cases and challenges ahead http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/uav-use-cases-and-challenges-ahead <div class="field-byline"> Sean Higgins, for the Commerical UAV Expo </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As you know, UAVs offer an easy way to keep an eye on extensive assets. They&#39;re useful for farmers gathering data on their fields, but they&#39;ve also helped other industries that operate mostly in rural areas. Oil &amp; gas companies, for instance, are using UAVs to inspect and monitor the pipelines and facilities that they use to transport oil and gas over long distances.&nbsp;</p> <p>While adapting UAV technology, these companies have had some successes (and run into a few challenges) that may be familiar to you.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/uav-use-cases-and-challenges-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/uav-use-cases-and-challenges-ahead#comments Precision Farming Business Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 79771 at http://farmindustrynews.com PrecisionHawk Agco, Trimble partner on data platforms http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/agco-trimble-partner-data-platforms <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Agco and Trimble announced that they are partnering to deliver wireless connectivity between Agco&rsquo;s VarioDoc and AgCommand systems and the Trimble Connected Farm solution. The functionality is expected to be available to customers in North America in September and in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in the fourth quarter of 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/agco-trimble-partner-data-platforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:18:26 +0000 79761 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Photo: Willie Vogt</p>