Sentera Launches High-Precision Sensor Product Line

Kelly Marshall

Sentera, a leading supplier of complete data solutions to the ag industry, is adding to their product line-up with a new, lightweight sensor. The High-Precision NDVI Single (normalized difference vegetation index) and High-Precision NDRE Single (normalized difference red edge) have improved spectral band separations for more accurate vegetation index measurements. They integrate onto any drone and come pre-installed on the …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, drone, Sensors

ASCEND Conference Now Offering Mentor Meetings

Kelly Marshall

The ASCEND Drone Business Conference & Expo is coming up in Portland, Oregon on July 19-21, so mark your calendars for the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with experts in UASs. The conference offers sessions designed to teach attendees about commercial application workflows, understanding policy and regulations, financial and legal risk, maintenance and repair, and finding resources, as well as the chance to …

Agribusiness, drone, Events, UAS, UAV

Laboratorie M2 to Commercialize THYMOX

Kelly Marshall

THYMOX™ is a the breakthrough, botanically-derived disinfectant with applications in animal health and crop protection. Laboratorie M2, the maker of this new product, has raised $4.6 million in financing to move from being a technology development company to having the ability to commercialize THYMOX. THYMOX is derived from thymol, an active ingredient in the plant thyme. It is biodegradable, non-toxic, …

Agribusiness, Fungicides

Swift Navigation, Carnegie Robotics Announce Duro

Kelly Marshall

When Carnegie Robotics saw Swift Navigation‘s centimeter-accurate GPS technology, they knew the mashup with their rugged robotics components would lead to great things. Today the two companies are announcing the first of their joint projects, the Duro– a dual frequency RTK GNSS receiver ready to withstand what precision agriculture can throw at it. “In precision agriculture what customers demand is …

Agribusiness, GPS, Robot, RTK

Agriculture Robotics Expected to be Worth 8.8 Billion

Kelly Marshall

A report from Grand Veiw Research Inc. suggests that the agriculture industry robotics market will reach 8.82 billion USD by 2025.  The study looked at the use of UAVs, antonymous tractors, automatic milking systems, and management materials.  Milking robots dominated the robotics sector in 2014 and are expected to maintain the lead in the foreseeable future.  Antonymous tractors are expected …

Agribusiness, Robot

Syngenta Shareholders Meet ChemChina Requirements

Kelly Marshall

China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) is one step closer to acquiring Syngenta.  Syngenta has announced the provisional interim results from their May Offer Period.  The company was required to see that 67 percent of their shares were tendered.  As of May 4th, they have reached approximately 80 percent of shares, with a few more days till the final count is due. The prospective …

Agribusiness, Syngenta

Isagro USA Focuses on Bio-Solutions

Kelly Marshall

Isagro USA, Inc. is taking this year to focusing on a bio-solutions portfolio for growers looking for bio-based and organic food production solutions. In 2006 the company purchased select products, and then followed a distribution agreement in 2013 for select tetraconazole and copper-based products. Now they’re building on this success by bringing products to the bio-friendly crop protection and nutrition products. “Building …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Organic

MZB Releases New Grid Tool

Kelly Marshall

MZB offers a turn-key precision farming platform for ag retailers that is now offering even more.  MZB Technologies will now provide grid mapping capabilities to customers who want to use traditional grids or a hybrid of zone and grid data together. The new software package assists agronomists by allowing them to work closely with their growers and manage field data …

Agribusiness, Data, Software

IoT Companies Partner for Ag Solutions

Kelly Marshall

If internet on your phone is good and internet on your refrigerator is even better then the unending number of things internet will soon be part of can be awe inspiring. Two companies that lead the way in the Internet of Things (IoT) are partnering to bring this kind of technology to agriculture. Infiswift‘s IoT platform and Libelium‘s IoT hardware …

Agribusiness, IOT

Iron Solutions Goes Digital

Kelly Marshall

The Agricultural Equipment Official Guide has been in print for 80 years but, beginning January of 2018, Iron Solutions has announced the publication will become a one hundred percent digital service. Print subscribers will receive a free trail of the online product at along side their printed copies for the remainder of this year and then subscriptions will transfer to …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Website