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Food & Agriculture

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

MTS Sensors Advance Precision Farming Technology

MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced its multiple enabling technologies for the precision agriculture industry, including position feedback sensors that enhance the performance of GPS-guided systems that are designed to increase the efficiency of farm equipment and crop yields.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Report Reveals Conservation Efforts Have Strong, Positive Impacts in Watershed

A new study shows that conservation practices have made great strides in reducing pollutant losses from cultivated cropland in the Missouri River Basin.  The study – called the “Assessment of the Effects of Conservation Practices on Cultivated Cropland in the Missouri River Basin” – showed that conservation practices, such as building terraces and reducing tillage,

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Policies Worry Farmers More than Climate Change

California farmers feel more threatened by climate policy than they do by climate change, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis. The study, published in the journal Global Environmental Change, found that the greatest climate risk Yolo County farmers believe they face in the future is not drought, water shortages, or

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

MSU Researchers Use UAV for Agricultural Monitoring

Farmers can now get a birds-eye view ­of their fields – in full HD – thanks to Michigan State University landing its first drone. MSU researchers are using its first unmanned aerial vehicle to help farmers maximize yields by improving nitrogen and water management and reducing environmental impact such as nitrate leaching or nitrous oxide

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

GIS Field Survey Application for Agriculture Planning and Development

Inaccurate data collection may result in unwise decisions. To avoid this problem decreasing the operational efficiency, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia used GIS to precisely record and publish the agricultural data for operating agriculture and funding Schemes.

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Group Frames Waypoints and a Model for the Future of ICT for Agriculture

The “Club of Ossiach”, a group of agriculturists, agribusiness managers, agriculture technologists and agricultural ICT specialists from around the world, met at Ossiach between 17-19 June 2013 at the “AgriFuture Days” Conference. They reviewed current trends and possible discontinuities resulting from political, social, environmental and technological changes, potentially impacting on the future of agriculture, farming,

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Space Monitoring of Crops and Agricultural Activities in Russia in 2013

More than 8 million square km of Russia is captured from space, starting from the second half of July as part of the information support of the agricultural sector of the country. Imaging is carried out by ScanEx Research & Development Center.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Real-Time Irrigation Data for Growers Delivered by Technology from MapShots and AgSense

Agriculture technology leaders MapShots, Inc. and AgSense announced that they have teamed up to deliver real-time irrigation data for growers.  The new relationship pairs MapShots’ AgStudio® suite of precision agronomy software with AgSense’s WagNet cloud based wireless network.

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Trimble Introduces Connected Farm Fleet Management Application

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the Connected Farm Fleet app built to serve managers and technicians by enabling them to access their fleet information from any location. Using smartphones and tablets, the app enables the fleet management portion of Trimble’s industry-leading Connected Farm Web solution to go mobile. With the app, managers can track the

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Satellite Cow Tracker Used in Remote Valley

If you visit the remote College Valley in the National Park this summer you may notice something a bit different about the native cattle grazing the slopes of Cheviot – some will be wearing collars, not with a traditional cow bell, but a with a specially-designed Global Positioning System (GPS) unit to track their movements

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