Precision Farming http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/6211/more en 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/precision-farming/future-farming <div class="node-body article-body">Industry leaders have a no-holes-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/precision-farming/future-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/future-farming#comments 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 Tech to the max http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/tech-max <div class="node-body article-body">What happens when a supplier retools with the customer in mind?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/tech-max" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/tech-max#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:59:00 +0000 74661 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Lance Murdock, AHW, Dwight, Ill., worked closely with Grainco FS to help implement a new system that increases productivity for applicators, and the farmers they serve.</p> 13 high-tech tools for the farm http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/13-high-tech-tools-farm <div class="field-byline"> Farm Progress Show New Products Team </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">From new precision management tools to apps and innovations that enhance a range of on-farm practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/13-high-tech-tools-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/13-high-tech-tools-farm#comments Precision Farming Farm Progress Show Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 74361 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Whether it&#39;s new applications added to existing software, or new tools that make your smartphone more useful. The Farm Progress Show New Products Team found quite a few treasures during the 2014 show.</p> Coalition of Ag Groups, Companies Reach Data Agreement http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/coalition-ag-groups-companies-reach-data-agreement <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Farm Bureau Federation has spearheaded an industry-wide agreement to develop range of standards for managing farm data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/coalition-ag-groups-companies-reach-data-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/coalition-ag-groups-companies-reach-data-agreement#comments Precision Farming Management Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:58:00 +0000 73901 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>This week a coalition of agriculture technology providers (ATPs) have &nbsp;announced a Big Data agreement that sets down key rules on data privacy and security principles that will encourage the use and development of a full range of tech driven innovations for agriculture.</p> Image: Shutterstock Gauging interest in drones http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/gauging-interest-drones <div class="node-body article-body"><p>We recently hosted a poll on our website to gauge how farmers think and feel about using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on their operations. And it appears there is a lot of interest in the technology. As of today, the majority of those who responded to the survey said they were strongly interested in purchasing a UAV for their farm. Yet, the second highest option selected suggests many farmers don&rsquo;t have a UAV planned in the budget, so there may still be mixed feelings on just how the tech will be beneficial.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/gauging-interest-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/gauging-interest-drones#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 06 Nov 2014 22:05:00 +0000 73441 at http://farmindustrynews.com PrecisionHawk