MDA Weather Services Launches a New Platform

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Risk Management, weather

MDA Weather Services (MDA) has released a new weather platform, Weather DeskTM.  The platform is designed to help those who need to manage risk from the weather.  It contains newly developed weather products and and enhanced MDA application. “For over 30 years many of our customers and partners have come to depend on MDA for its industry leading weather guidance and … Read More

Iteris, GEOSYS Partnership Offers Enhanced Weather Content

Taylor TruckeyFarm Management, GEOSYS, Iteris, technology, weather

The partnership of a global satellite- and weather-based insights company with a leader in information solutions for the transportation/ag markets will provide enhanced weather content through the integration of Iteris’ ClearAg API and GEOSYS Croptical monitoring application. “Our dual expertise — in agriculture and the high-tech world — is at the core of our identity and our commitment to clients,” … Read More

Real-Time Data Becoming Crucial for On-Farm Success

Kelly MarshallAerial Imagery, InfoAg, Satellite, weather

In a GEOSYS sponsored a survey of the 2015 InfoAg attendees, 47% reported they plan to use remote imagery services to increase their investments.  Farmers said real-time data and higher yields were their primary reasons for adopting the technology. The data was collected form precision ag specialists, marketing and sales associates, senior managers, IT professionals and agronomists. The greatest challenge … Read More

Progressive Farmer, FarmLink Deliver Data Tool

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Data, FarmLink, Markets, technology, weather

Arriving for the 2016 planting season, growers will soon be able to subscribe to an online tool through DTN/The Progressive Farmer and FarmLink. The two companies have announced an agreement to develop a new dashboard product to help farmers evaluate productivity.  Combining DTN/The Progressive Farmer’s local weather stations and cash market information from FarmLink allows for a new product that will give … Read More

USDA Makes Disaster Declarations in Three States

Cindy ZimmermanUSDA, weather

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated counties in at least three states as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding since June of this year. The declarations include 87 counties in Illinois, 53 counties in Indiana, and 33 counties in Arkansas. The declarations also include contiguous counties, which encompass at … Read More

Iteris Signs ClearAg Agreement with Minnesota Wheat

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Data, Fungicides, Iteris, weather, wheat

Iteris, Inc. has entered into an agreement with the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (MWRPC) to provide wheat growers with custom weather and soil data to localize wheat disease models.  The delivery platform is Iteris’ precision data program, ClearAg.  MWRPC members will be able to view high-resolution data to make better decisions on fungicide applications using this app. Specifically, … Read More

Plan Your Day With ClearAg

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Apps, Data, InfoAg, Iteris, weather

The 2015 InfoAg conference is well underway and one of my first stops was at the Iteris booth to learn more about their leading crop health and crop decision support product suite, ClearAg™. Mike Ostaffe, Director of Product Management, was on hand to explain how ClearAg is the most accurate, location-based weather, water, soil and crop health information available worldwide. … Read More

Iteris Awarded Patents for ClearAg Harvest Advisory Services

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Iteris, technology, weather

Iteris, Inc., a leader in providing information solutions to the transportation and agriculture markets, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded five patents for key harvesting technologies that make up Iteris’ industry-leading precision farming platform, ClearAg™. The five patents are directly related to ClearAg’s Harvest Advisory Services, which are available to agribusinesses and growers globally through … Read More

Iteris Displays ClearAg at #ASTAannual

Cindy ZimmermanASTA, Audio, Software, weather

One of the companies reaching out to seed industry professionals at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting last week in DC was Iteris, spotlighting ClearAg™, a decision support application for precision farming. “We take weather and we apply it to agriculture,” said Iteris sales engineer Chris Davis explaining ClearAg. “Typically the data you get from the weather service … Read More

Semios Launches Precision Frost Module

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Remote sensing, technology, weather

Semios, a company that offers precision farming tools for tree fruit, nut, and grape growers, is introducing the Frost Module.  Using sensors placed on each acre of a grower’s property, the Frost Module logs temperature inversions every 10 minutes, provides wet bulb calculations and sprinkler thresholds, taking into account the stage of bud development.  When necessary, a frost alert is … Read More