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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Trimble’s RainWave Solution Now Maps Rainfall Amounts within Entire Fields

Trimble today announced a significant advancement in its RainWave precipitation monitoring solution that maps precise rainfall amounts within an entire field or farm. Using the new RainWave Contour Map functionality in Trimble’s Connected Farm Web-based management solution enables the farmer or trusted advisor to make better management decisions for irrigation planning, resource deployment, and timing

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Trimble’s Connected Farm Now Includes a Field Data Management Solution for Farmers and their Advisors

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has launched two applications that work together within its Connected Farm™ Web-based management solution that provide farmers and their trusted advisors with more detailed field information, which can enable better farm-management decisions. The announcement was made at the Farm Progress Show.

Monday, August 18th, 2014

New Satellite Data Will Help Farmers Facing Drought

About 60 percent of California is experiencing “exceptional drought,” the U.S. Drought Monitor’s most dire classification. The agency issued the same warning to Texas and the southeastern United States in 2012. California’s last two winters have been among the driest since records began in 1879. Without enough water in the soil, seeds can’t sprout roots,

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

AUVSI Supports Yamaha Bid to Use UAS in Agriculture

The Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) last week said it has submitted an official statement to the FAA in support of Yamaha’s bid to use UAS prior to the finalization of guidelines for small UAS usage. AUVSI suggested FAA grant Yamaha’s exemption request and to also look for more commercial uses for small

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Oregon Seeks to be First State to Map GMO Fields

Before residents in southern Oregon overwhelmingly voted to ban genetically modified crops earlier this summer, farmers negotiated for months with a biotech company that grows engineered sugar beets near their fields. Their goal was to set up a system to peacefully coexist, an online mapping database of fields to help growers minimize cross-pollination between engineered

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

FACT SHEET: Empowering America’s Agricultural Sector and Strengthening Food Resilience through the President’s Climate Data Initiative

In March 2014, the Obama Administration unveiled the Climate Data Initiative—a key deliverable of the President’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution in America, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address this global challenge. The Climate Data Initiative leverages the Federal Government’s vast and open data resources

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Farmer Heroes Manage Nutrients On Farm

Nutrient pollution caused by high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus originates from many sources including, but not limited to, fertilizers and manure from agriculture and soil erosion.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

An Online Livestock Route Management System Wins Award

An online stock route management system introduced by the Queensland Government to benefit local councils and graziers has won a major international award overnight.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Tasmania Installs a Network of Farm Sensors

The first full scale trial of the Sense T sensing technology will see thousands of sensors, measuring a multitude of factors, installed across 20 farms. The first six of the sensors which measure temperature, humidity, soil moisture, leaf wetness and solar radiation, are now installed on Houston’s Farm lettuce enterprise at Richmond in Tasmania’s Coal

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

RIICE Uses Satellite Technology to Help Rice Farmers

Rice farmers around the world face a variety of challenges, with smallholder farms being particularly vulnerable to the risks of drought, flooding, and pests. The world has grown accustomed to hearing about calls for donations after natural catastrophes strike crops, but donor-based funds can be slow to arrive in times of crisis, are not necessarily

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