SPADE Project Seeks to Improve Data Exchange Processes

Melissa Sandfort

AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council has launched a new project that will improve the data exchange processes that drive the use of precision agriculture field equipment for such major operations as seeding, tillage, spraying, fertilizing and harvesting. The Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) project is intended to streamline and encourage adoption of precision ag practices. Currently, costs for exchanging data …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Data Collection, Fertilizer, Harvesting, seed, Spraying, Tillage

MapShots to Offer MAPP… Mobile App… for Its Software

John Davis

One of the issues about some of the data collection methods for precision agriculture is the fact that many times the data still has to be manually transferred from data device, such as a USB, to office software. The folks at MapShots hope to change that. At the International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Indianapolis, IN, Chuck talked to the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Data Collection, ICPA, Wireless

Hemisphere GPS Launches AgJunction Mobile

Melissa Sandfort

Hemisphere GPS announced the new AgJunction Mobile for iOS, an enhancement to AgJunction, its precision agriculture data services platform. AgJunction Mobile is an in-field data collection system featuring GPS-enabled boundary mapping and soil sampling. To take advantage of the latest technologies, AgJunction and Cogent3D, maker of PrecisionEarth, have come together to release AgJunction Mobile for iOS. Available for both iPhone …

Company Announcement, Data Collection, GPS, technology

Farm Use of GIS Creates Career Opportunities

Cindy Zimmerman

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is becoming more important in the global production of food and fiber. According to GIS software technology firm Esri, the ability of GIS to analyze and visualize agricultural environments and workflows is proving to be very beneficial for farmers in the challenge to feed an ever-growing population. For example, using GIS tools like Esri’s ArcGIS, …

Data Collection, Education

Precision Agriculture Applications for California Growers

Melissa Sandfort

Pitney Bowes Business Insight announced that Britz-Simplot LLC, the largest, full-service agricultural retailer and wholesaler of fertilizers, seed and other applications in California, is leveraging Pitney Bowes Business Insight’s mapping and location intelligence technology to strengthen its precision agriculture business. As growers face increasing industry challenges, such as budget constraints, environmental concerns and compliance regulations, Britz-Simplot turned to Pitney Bowes …

Data Collection, Regulation, technology, yields

Precision Tracking Vehicles In The Field

Kurt Lawton

Learn more about how AGCO’s AgCommand telemetry product can help you track, monitor and management all machinery in the field. Watch this video posted recently by Farm Industry News. Steve Tupa of AGCO talks about an advanced version of AGCO’s recently introduced telemetry product called AgCommand. This product provides 25 different messages from fuel use to engine load which can be …

Data Collection, Equipment, GPS, Remote sensing, Satellite, Software

Precision Farming Technology Takes On Nematodes

Kurt Lawton

Effective control of Southern root knot nematode looks promising with the use of GPS-controlled, variable-rate applications of soil fumigants, according to University of Arizona researchers, as reported by Western Farm Press. Field trials conducted from 2006 to 2010 tabulated information gathered by global positioning systems and variable rate technology, including the electrical conductivity-based Veris 3100 and EM38 sensors for on-the-go …

Corn, Cotton, Data Collection, GPS, Spraying, Variable rate

Precision Technology and Resistant Weed Control

Kurt Lawton

Growers who battle herbicide-resistant weeds can effectively use precision farming technology to make better decisions and save money, according to John Fulton, Auburn University extension biosystems engineer in a recent story by Southeast Farm Press. Scouting remains an important factor to help insure that a grower is making the most informed decisions possible, says Fulton. “Whether it’s you the grower …

Data Collection, Education, Spraying, Weed control