Precision Farming http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/6211/more en Drone excitement not abating http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/drone-excitement-not-abating <div class="node-body blog-body">Good news, FAA started issuing permits - well sort of - for UAV use in agriculture, but there are pitfalls.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/drone-excitement-not-abating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/drone-excitement-not-abating#comments Precision Farming Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:33:00 +0000 75691 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Ag Eagle, a Kansas company, was a popular stop at the Precision Aerial Ag Show in 2014, and the company is pushing ahead as UAV use steps toward commercial reality in 2015.</p> Putting data tools to work http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/putting-data-tools-work <div class="node-body article-body">A North Dakota producer is finding that telematics and remote management tools have value.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/putting-data-tools-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/putting-data-tools-work#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:29:00 +0000 75471 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Jason Schatzke (left) works closely with Daniel Eslinger from RDO Equipment in Casselton, N.D., to maximize the data collection and management tools in his operation.</p> Retooling drip irrigation technology http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/retooling-drip-irrigation-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Two companies are taking a new look at drip irrigation and offering new approaches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/retooling-drip-irrigation-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/retooling-drip-irrigation-technology#comments Precision Farming Drip Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:51:00 +0000 75401 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Turning a pivot into a drip irrigation tool includes attaching lines to your system. Dave Thom, vice president of sales, T-L Irrigation, holds up a drip line. At the outer end, those lines can be 60 feet long.</p> Willie Vogt 5 ag technology related stories that caught our eye http://farmindustrynews.com/technology-decision-time/5-ag-technology-related-stories-caught-our-eye <div class="node-body gallery-body">From the promise of wars over food to a new sight aimed at making you a better drone user, check out this wide-ranging look at agriculture technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/technology-decision-time/5-ag-technology-related-stories-caught-our-eye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/technology-decision-time/5-ag-technology-related-stories-caught-our-eye#comments Technology Decision Time Precision Farming Practices and Systems Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:57:00 +0000 74991 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>There&#39;s a new website <a href="http://www.knowbeforeyoufly.org" target="_blank">knowbeforeyoufly.org</a> that aims to inform new drown owners about their responsbilities with these high-tech aerial machines.</p> Soil sampling gets high-tech http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/soil-sampling-gets-high-tech <div class="node-body article-body">New systems automate soil sampling, making data more precise to better manage fertility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/soil-sampling-gets-high-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/soil-sampling-gets-high-tech#comments Precision Farming Farm Equipment Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:39:00 +0000 74911 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The Falcon precision soil sampling system automates the process and provides high-quality samples to help growers improve their fertility decisions.</p> 4 new irrigation apps http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/4-new-irrigation-apps <div class="field-byline"> Don McCabe </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"> Water management gets easier when you can say, ‘There’s an app for that.’ </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/4-new-irrigation-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/4-new-irrigation-apps#comments Precision Farming Irrigation Systems Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:12:00 +0000 74901 at http://farmindustrynews.com Climate Corporation acquires tech startup http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/climate-corporation-acquires-tech-startup <div class="node-body article-body">The Climate Corporation, a division of Monsanto, has announced it is acquiring tech startup company 640 Labs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/climate-corporation-acquires-tech-startup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/climate-corporation-acquires-tech-startup#comments Precision Farming Monsanto Electronics and digital equipment Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:53:00 +0000 74831 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>This 640Drive from 640 Labs can be plugged into a tractor&rsquo;s diagnostics port in order to decode information on the CANbus.</p> Jodie Wehrspann What 640 Labs purchase means for Climate Corp http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</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/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp#comments Variable rate Variable rate application Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:38:00 +0000 74821 at http://farmindustrynews.com The future of farming http://farmindustrynews.com/technology-decision-time/future-farming <div class="node-body article-body">Industry leaders have a no-holds-barred discussion on agriculture’s major challenges, and what farmers and corporations need to do to feed the coming groundswell of people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/technology-decision-time/future-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/technology-decision-time/future-farming#comments Technology Decision Time Precision Farming Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:25:00 +0000 74771 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p><strong>Panelists (from left)</strong></p> <p><strong>Joshua Hofheimer (panel moderator)</strong>, ag sector partner, Sidley Austin</p> <p><strong>Brook Porter</strong>, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield &amp; Byers, dedicated to growth funds and macro trends in agriculture</p> <p><strong>John Sorenson</strong>, president and CEO, Vestaron Corp., a biopesticides company</p> <p><strong>Laura Shenkar</strong>, founder and principal of Artemis Water Strategy, a water tech&shy;nology and strategy firm that helps cli&shy;ents protect against shortages (Clients have included Wal-Mart, Intel and IBM.)</p> <p><strong>Philippe Herve</strong>, vice president and global head of R&amp;D Alliance Manage&shy;ment, Bayer CropScience</p> <p><strong>Harry Stine</strong>, Iowa farmer and president and founder of Stine Seed Co., the larg&shy;est independent seed company in the U.S. (Stine was the conference&rsquo;s keynote speaker, and was an impromptu addition to the panel.)</p> Jodie Wehrspann Showcase highlights ag innovation http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/showcase-highlights-ag-innovation <div class="node-body gallery-body">Startup companies ready new products for distribution. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/showcase-highlights-ag-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/showcase-highlights-ag-innovation#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:36:00 +0000 74761 at http://farmindustrynews.com