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Food & Agriculture

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Trimble Introduces Portable WM-Topo Survey System for Water Management

  Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced the WM-Topo survey system, a portable topographic data collection solution for water management which includes a Trimble® Nomad® handheld computer and a pole-mounted Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver. The announcement was made at the Farm Progress Show.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Intergraph Helps Milton Rural Landcare Improve Land Management

Milton Rural Landcare – a group of residents and landholders in Milton, Australia, that enhances the sustainability of farms in the region – has selected Intergraph®’s geospatial software to improve overall land management. The organization is using Intergraph’s GeoMedia® for the tracking and management of existing infrastructure and natural resources, as well as for securing

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Tech-savvy Investors Flock to Old-School U.S. Crop Tour

A record number of traders, seed dealers and government researchers have signed up for a first-hand look at corn and soybeans on the four-day, seven-state tour next week organized by Pro Farmer, the agricultural advisory firm. Demand was so strong that eight people who signed up late are on a waiting list. Tour members want

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

FOOD: How bad is the crisis?

Lower forecasts for 2012/13 maize and soybeans from the US and wheat from Russia in the last few days have been jumped on by the media as evidence that a food crisis is almost certainly on the way. But a range of economists and food experts are also warning against overreaction that could create panic,

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The Silver Lining in the Drought

We have become dangerously focused on corn in the Midwest (and soybeans, with which it is cultivated in rotation). This limited diversity of crops restricts our diets, degrades our soils and increases our vulnerability to droughts. Farmers in the central plains used to grow a greater diversity of food and forage crops, including oats, hay,

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Trimble Introduces GreenSeeker Handheld Crop Sensor for Agriculture

Trimble introduced today the GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor, an easy-to-use measurement device designed to assess the health of a crop. Readings taken with the GreenSeeker handheld can be used to make objective decisions regarding the amount of fertilizer to be applied to a crop, resulting in a more efficient use of inputs.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Wireless Sensors for Precision Agriculture and Environmental Monitoring – Global Forecast and Analysis by Sensor Types, Applications and Geography

Central to “ambient intelligence”; insights into the wireless sensors market for precision agriculture and environmental monitoring are detailed in this report. This report refers to environmental and agricultural monitoring as areas deployed with intelligent sensor interface that tracks, informs about, provides granular control of, and monitors the environment and agriculture in situ- real time. This

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Fujitsu Launches ‘Agricultural Cloud’ to Analyze Data From Field Sensors

Fujitsu said Wednesday it will launch a new cloud-based platform to help modernize Japan’s aging farms. The company said its “Akisai” service will go live in October, combining data from a nationwide network of sensors and cameras in fields that keep track of factors including soil temperature, moisture, rainfall, and humidity. Farmers that use the

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Introducing Leica GeoAce the New RTK Base Station for Agriculture

Today Leica Geosystems announces the new Leica GeoAce RTK base station. The product provides access to Leica Geosystems patented Virtual Wrench, the Agriculture industry’s first web based remote service, support and diagnostics tool. With the market’s demand for telematics and remote connectivity the Leica GeoAce was developed to support these requirements.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Farm Tech: GPS, GIS Play Increasing Role at Local Farm Operations

The day is coming when farmers won’t have to spend time driving tractors to do field work. In some parts of the U.S., that day already has arrived. Randy Bartholomew, integrated solutions manager at Fillmore Equipment on U.S. 131 in Three Rivers said more farmers are using GPS systems to keep track of every acre

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