Precision Farming http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/6211/more en UAV use cases and challenges ahead http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/uav-use-cases-and-challenges-ahead <div class="field-byline"> Sean Higgens, 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> Two "kids" from McGill http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/two-kids-mcgill <div class="node-body blog-body">Graduate students from one of Canada’s top research institutions talk about how machine vision is automating tasks like tillage on farms.</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/two-kids-mcgill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/two-kids-mcgill#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:44:00 +0000 79571 at http://farmindustrynews.com Deere leads Google in self-driving race, cites the Robot Report http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/deere-leads-google-self-driving-race-cites-robot-report <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>While doing some background research for a robotics story I&rsquo;m working on for our August issue, I came across an article by Frank Tobe that I wanted to share. &nbsp;Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, which happens to be a goldmine of information on robotics.</p> <p>His most recent post on 06/27/15 is headlined: &nbsp;&ldquo;As Google cars roll out, Deere reminds us of thousands of their self-driving tractors,&rdquo; in which he makes reference to Google&rsquo;s sending 25 new self-driving cars onto streets this summer.</p></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/deere-leads-google-self-driving-race-cites-robot-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/deere-leads-google-self-driving-race-cites-robot-report#comments Precision guidance John Deere Precision farming Tractors Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:50:00 +0000 79521 at http://farmindustrynews.com Thoughts on a big merger http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/thoughts-big-merger <div class="node-body blog-body">The long-time talks between Syngenta and Monsanto are nearing some kind of completion, what does that mean?</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/thoughts-big-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/thoughts-big-merger#comments Precision Farming Companies Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:41:00 +0000 79311 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Photograph by Brent Stirton/Getty Images</p> 5 tech gift ideas for Dad http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/5-tech-gift-ideas-dad <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</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/5-tech-gift-ideas-dad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/5-tech-gift-ideas-dad#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:35:00 +0000 79301 at http://farmindustrynews.com An interesting high-tech term http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/interesting-high-tech-term <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</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/interesting-high-tech-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/interesting-high-tech-term#comments Technology Decision Time Precision Farming Events Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:43:00 +0000 79211 at http://farmindustrynews.com Look who's blogging now http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/look-whos-blogging-now <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Look who&rsquo;s blogging now</p></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/look-whos-blogging-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/look-whos-blogging-now#comments Precision Farming Inputs Marketing and Promotion Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:37:00 +0000 79201 at http://farmindustrynews.com PrecisionHawk launches data analysis app store for drone industry http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/precisionhawk-launches-data-analysis-app-store-drone-industry <div class="field-byline"> Source: PrecisionHawk </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over 40 university and corporate partners including Texas A&M and Mississippi State University are providing analysis products for the marketplace. Additionally, PrecisionHawk’s acquisition of satellite data provider TerraServer will allow marketplace users to link satellite and drone data to observe change over time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/precisionhawk-launches-data-analysis-app-store-drone-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/precisionhawk-launches-data-analysis-app-store-drone-industry#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 04 Jun 2015 18:09:00 +0000 79131 at http://farmindustrynews.com Hype or hope? When cars and tractors operate themselves http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/hype-or-hope-when-cars-and-tractors-operate-themselves <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Whenever I read about autonomous cars and how they are projected to disrupt the auto market by 2025, I&rsquo;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&rsquo; sweet spot.</p></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/hype-or-hope-when-cars-and-tractors-operate-themselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/hype-or-hope-when-cars-and-tractors-operate-themselves#comments Precision guidance Precision farming Precision Guidance Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:11:00 +0000 79081 at http://farmindustrynews.com