Precision Farming http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/6211/more en Field to Market adds water quality index to online calculator http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/field-market-adds-water-quality-index-online-calculator <div class="node-body blog-body">Answers to online questions are expected to help farmers see how changes to their management practices affect a single water quality score for a given field. </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/field-market-adds-water-quality-index-online-calculator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/field-market-adds-water-quality-index-online-calculator#comments Precision Farming Natural Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:20:00 +0000 70651 at http://farmindustrynews.com New tool ID's weeds http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-tool-ids-weeds <div class="node-body blog-body">A new smartphone app developed by the publishers of Farm Industry News aims to help you spot trouble early for best treatment.</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-tool-ids-weeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-tool-ids-weeds#comments Ag Technology Solution Center Precision Farming Crops Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:23:00 +0000 70601 at http://farmindustrynews.com Robotic lettuce weeder headed to Midwest crops http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/robotic-lettuce-weeder-headed-midwest-crops <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Silicon Valley startup company <a href="http://www.bluerivert.com">Blue River Technology</a>, Mountain View, CA, got a lot of press in 2013 when it unveiled a prototype robot that would go through fields of lettuce and ferret out the weakling heads, a process called &ldquo;thinning.&rdquo; Well, now it is in the news again.</p> <p>The company recently received $10 million in funding, led by Data Collective Venture Capital, to bring these robots here to the Midwest to weed row crops like corn and soybeans.</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/robotic-lettuce-weeder-headed-midwest-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/robotic-lettuce-weeder-headed-midwest-crops#comments Precision guidance Precision farming Variable rate application Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:06:00 +0000 70511 at http://farmindustrynews.com Rules keep farmers grounded http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/rules-keep-farmers-grounded <div class="node-body blog-body">Popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles for ag continue to rise, current lack of rules slows the process.</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/rules-keep-farmers-grounded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/rules-keep-farmers-grounded#comments Precision Farming Regulations Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:51:00 +0000 70451 at http://farmindustrynews.com Measuring tech ROI on the farm http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/measuring-tech-roi-farm <div class="node-body article-body">Precision technology requires both financial investment and the process of learning new farming practices. One northwest Ohio grower crunched the numbers to show that technology is truly paying off on his farm. Through input savings, efficient use of machinery and yield increases, precision practices really can help the bottom line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/measuring-tech-roi-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/measuring-tech-roi-farm#comments Ag Technology Solution Center Precision Farming Equipment & Supplies Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:59:00 +0000 70291 at http://farmindustrynews.com Mike Krivit Wearing your next computer? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/wearing-your-next-computer <div class="node-body blog-body">Google launches Android Wear, Samsung has its own take on the smartphone watch and Apple is apparently tinkering with a few things as well. </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/wearing-your-next-computer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/wearing-your-next-computer#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:25:00 +0000 70261 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Google Glass is in beta development and offers a new way to get to information from your smart phone and the Web.</p> New UAS from Trimble for aerial scouting http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/new-uas-trimble-aerial-scouting <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Trimble announced in late January that it is adding a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to its line of products for agriculture. The Trimble UX5 will be available for growers to use for aerial imaging and mapping in order to monitor crop health throughout the growing season.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/new-uas-trimble-aerial-scouting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/new-uas-trimble-aerial-scouting#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:47:00 +0000 70241 at http://farmindustrynews.com Photo: Trimble Data Conversations http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/data-conversations <div class="node-body blog-body">Data privacy concerns aside, the power of the information you gather will be more valuable if it is aggregated with others.</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/data-conversations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/data-conversations#comments Precision Farming Business Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:03:00 +0000 70161 at http://farmindustrynews.com Open Standards Group Gets Rolling http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/open-standards-group-gets-rolling <div class="field-deck"> Announced by Climate Corp. in January, the Open Ag Data Alliance launches with first round of partners. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Promised in January, Climate Corporation fires up the Open Ag Data Alliance with initial partners and a group leader from Purdue University.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/open-standards-group-gets-rolling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/open-standards-group-gets-rolling#comments Precision Farming Groups & Organizations Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:57:00 +0000 70131 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Open Ag Data Alliance to aim for ways farmers can share data in a secure fashion and maintain control of their own information.</p> Shutterstock Climate Corp, Monsanto lay out new data privacy policies http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/climate-corp-monsanto-lay-out-new-data-privacy-policies <div class="node-body article-body">Data privacy is a growing concern, but companies are responding to the challenge. The American Farm Bureau Federation makes a statement about farmer data use. The Climate Corporation and Monsanto have set down new data privacy policies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/climate-corp-monsanto-lay-out-new-data-privacy-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/climate-corp-monsanto-lay-out-new-data-privacy-policies#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:20:00 +0000 70081 at http://farmindustrynews.com