Data analytics tools are hungry. They require a lot of data to crunch, because the more data, the more accurate the information and the more ways you can slice, dice, and analyze it into something that makes sense for the average user....More
In the last few years we’ve written a lot of articles on sensors, telematics, canbus, big data, and other hot-button technologies that are changing farming. Now, there’s a report that that puts them all in context....More
Sure we’re about full plates, and full bellies, but talk this time of year turns into a look at tech too. What is on your 'must-buy' tech list? For this blogger, the 2015 buying list is short, very short....More
Autonomous Tractor Company announces first sale of its diesel-electric hybrid powertrain - called eDrive - to Family Farms Group. The powertrain is an enabling technology behind giving tractors autonomous control....More
The rising popularity of podcasts has companies trying that method of communication too. One approach - from Mosaic - aims to help solve a mystery. It's an interesting approach to telling a product story....More
With all of the news ab out precision farming, it is easy to get lost in the headlines of product offerings. Over the summer we received dozens of news release on new apps, modems, management information systems and cloud-based data sharing centers.
There are many companies offering such products, but to narrow it down, we’ll focus on just the new ones being offered by the “Big 3” Original Equipment Manufacturers or OEMs: John Deere, CNH and Agco.
Here’s a roundup.
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....More
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....More
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.
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 drones and have recently branched out into other technologies including sensors, beacons, and data management devices.