Farm Management News

  • Intra-row weeding possible with vision systems

    Researchers of Wageningen University & Research, BU Greenhouse horticulture, developed weeding machines which are able to do intra-row weeding. Our experts in robotics were responsible for the detection of weed based on camera images. This development brings great advantage in weed control on the field, improving crop size and quality. When growing organic vegetables on the field, one of the ...

  • New Agrivi Product Plans from September 4th + SPECIAL Offer

    As always, you have asked, we have delivered. Agrivi is introducing new product plans and pricing which will more accurately reflect the value farmers get with using our knowledge-based farm management software for managing farming business. What Will Change? Our new product plans will have different feature sets, so farmers will be able to choose the product plan that fits their ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Farm Management and Technology Field Day on Aug. 9

    Farmers are always looking for ways to be more efficient and self-sustainable, and energy technology is one way to accomplish both. The Mahoning County office of Ohio State University Extension is hosting a field day Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ward Campbell Farm, 11440 Palmyra Road in North Jackson. The focus of the event is how energy technology, such as solar and wind technology, can ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Peace of mind - comes from a box

    With more than 25 years of experience and development, these products are recognized and highly valued on the global market still being at the forefront of technological advancement when introducing the new connectivity technology. For ProTen it is a key part of they run their sheds. SO WHAT DOES THE HEADLINE REFER TO? Having equipment for climate control without having a controller to regulate ...


    By Munters

  • Introducing Agribotix’s new Professional Fixed-Wing Drone: the eBee SQ Powered by FarmLens

    We combined the eBee SQ, senseFly’s advanced, long-range agricultural drone that captures multispectral and RGB imagery, with our award-winning FarmLens cloud processing platform, creating a solution that is perfectly optimized for the early identification and troubleshooting of crop issues. ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • Agribotix partners with senseFly to offer agricultural clients a professional-grade, end-to-end drone & data processing solution

    Agribotix, a leader in drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, has partnered with senseFly, the world’s leading producer of professional fixed-wing drones, to offer a new combined solution for professional users. By combining the eBee SQ, senseFly’s advanced, long-range agricultural drone with Agribotix’s award-winning FarmLens cloud processing platform, the companies have ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • GODAN Action - Enabling practical engagement with open data in agriculture and nutrition

    As the world’s population grows, global demand for food is predicted to nearly double. The number of people at risk of hunger in the developing world is estimated to grow to more than a billion people by 2050. New data-driven solutions in agriculture and nutrition are increasingly being seen as a way to tackle this challenge. GODAN Action is a three-and-a-half-year programme led by Alterra ...

  • FarmMaps (Akkerweb) launched

    Fields used by growers contain a treasure trove of data. These data are registered and recorded for use by various (trade) partners, but rarely used actively by growers themselves. This was the idea behind the launch of Farm Maps on 12 February: to establish an independent and open platform on which companies can share data and applications that allow growers to obtain added value from their data ...

  • Syngenta publishes agricultural data to unlock environmental, social and economic value

    Syngenta today published a broad range of data on the six ambitious commitments in The Good Growth Plan with the aim of unlocking environmental, social and economic value. The data are searchable, useable and shareable via the Internet. They include 2014 baseline information for agricultural efficiency ...


    By Syngenta

  • Assessing stressed crops from the sky

    In Peru, the International Potato Center (CIP), Lima, uses drones to aerially assess crop performance under different stresses, such as pests, diseases, drought and frost — all of them widespread phenomena in the Andes, one ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • FAO strikes media deal with International Federation of Agricultural Journalists

    AO and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) are joining forces to promote wider global sharing of agricultural information and better highlight FAO’s activities in specialized agricultural media worldwide.  An agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and IFAJ President Markus Rediger outlines various joint ...

  • Harper Government Invests to Enhance Farm Management Capacity

    Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced a five-year investment of over $4 million to Farm Management Canada (FMC) to help them strengthen producers’ business skills and build farm management capacity. FMC will use the funding to enhance farm business management knowledge and skills development in Canada by delivering leading-edge ...

  • Management skills driving successful farm businesses

    Managing farm finances in good seasons is central to the success of farm businesses in poorer seasons, according to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). To support growers through seasons both good and bad, the GRDC has established a Farm Business Management initiative which aims to equip growers with the tools and knowledge for managing risk in farm businesses and increasing ...

  • EU farm policy 2014-2020: MEPs give final blessing to greener and fairer CAP

    A deal with the Council on five legislative acts reforming EU farm policy was endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The post-2013 Common agricultural policy (CAP) will put more emphasis on environmental protection, ensure fairer distribution of EU funds and help farmers to cope better with market challenges. “The first ever reform of the EU farm policy decided jointly by ministers and ...


    By European Parliament

  • Schmallenberg virus RNA in bovine semen

    In semen of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infected bulls low concentrations of SBV-RNA were found by CVI, but no viable SBV was detected in the semen of these bulls. The risk of SBV infection through insemination of cows and infection of the foetuses of these cows therefore seems to be very low. However this route of transmission cannot be entirely excluded yet. In order to study SBV excretion in ...

  • John Deere Introduces New Wireless Data Transfer Technology

    As more producers use new technology in precision agriculture, they will be gathering increasing amounts of machine and production data. In the past, they had to download the data on a memory card or a USB flash drive and then transfer the data to a computer in the farm office or at home. John Deere introduces Wireless Data Transfer which enables the wireless transmission of data between the ...


    By John Deere

  • EU agrees on green-friendly farm reform outline

    In what's being cast as a major breakthrough, the European Union agreed Wednesday on an outline for a major farm reform program that seeks to boost environment-friendly agriculture. The seven-year program is to kick off next year. It is designed to move away from the subsidy-heavy policies that led to excessive red tape and rules that were ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU farm policy after 2014: MEPs, Council and Commission strike a political deal

    More emphasis on environmental protection, mandatory top-ups for young farmers in all member states, stronger farmers' organisations and less red tape when spending EU funds. These are the main lines of the agreement on farm policy struck on Wednesday by Parliament, Council and the Commission. Decisions still need to be taken on capping direct payments to bigger farms and distributing funds ...


    By European Commission

  • If you eat these eggs, you are being ripped off

    The Cornucopia Institute has released a report that exposes widespread abuses in the production of organic eggs, primarily by large factory farms. The study compares management practices employed by small organic egg farmers with those of large industrial operations that label eggs 'organic' that have been produced by chickens confined by the hundreds of thousands in industrial facilities. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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