Farm Operations Articles

  • Agronomically Speaking: Fall Fertility? From Soil Test to Prescriptions

    Farmers understand that soil fertility is a key component of growing healthy and high yielding crops. While there is much debate on how we accomplish soil fertility and health, there are some general items that are helpful to remember.   However, because it was an extremely wet year for many across the country it is even more important to soil test this ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Yield prediction and disease advice, frost warning - Case Study

    The National Mexican Weather Station Network Case Study Summary Applications Yield prediction, disease monitoring, frost warning, soil moisture monitoring Location Mexico Products deployed Adcon ETo stations Adcon rain gauge stations ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • American blueberry farmer increases revenue by 33% with lasers - Case Study

    Location: Jefferson, Oregon, USA Application context: Blueberry farm (Vineyard & Orchard) Problem definition: Crop loss due to bird damage in the blueberry farm Pest bird species: Starlings (Sturnidae), Blackbirds (Turdidae), Robins (Turdidae), Swallows (Hirundinidae) Time during the year of bird presence: June – October Time during the day of ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • ‘Redesign’ aquaculture for the future says funder

    THE aquaculture industry needs a ‘complete redesign’ if it is to meet a global requirement to triple production by 2050 and feed a growing world population. That is the thinking behind Aqua-Spark, the Netherlands based aquaculture fund that invests in sustainable growth in the sector. Amy Novogratz, speaking on the opening day of the Aquaculture Innovation ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Grain Cart Operation

    During the busy harvest season, the last thing you want to see is a combine sitting with a full grain tank because of mistakes made by the grain cart operator. Unfortunately, all too often, farmers encounter: Difficulty finding qualified grain cart operators Problems communicating with the grain cart operator Grain cart operator not understanding which part of the field ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Fish Farm Upgrade in India - Case Study

    AquaLifeNet has helped the Sultan Fish Farm in India to upgrade and expand their fish farming operation to produce a more valuable crop using our unique aquaculture system. The Sultan Farm is located in the town of Butana in the Haryana district north of Delhi. They had been growing an annual crop of 15-20 tonnes of carp fish in earth ponds, but they decided to expand and ...


    By AquaLifeNet

  • Sabre Tine Case Study

    Ben Atkinson, J. E. Atkinson & Son, Lincolnshire 'The Tillso Sabre range of subsoiler legs are intelligently designed and highly engineered to create a perfectly structured subsoil without unnecessarily disturbing the surface. Surely a situation we are all trying to achieve. In the past we all too easily destroyed the benefits of subsoiling with subsequent operations trying to produce ...


    By Tillso

  • Agricultural Rural Horse Farm - Case Study

    VISSOLIS installed a 50 kW system on the roof of the 19,000 ft² indoor arena on the Riverdale Horse Farm. The horse farm is well known in the state for its breeding, boarding, and training facilities. The property owner already had installed and invested in a 200 kW ground mounted system for his own in 2012. VISSOLIS leases the roof space and manages installation and operation. This was at ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • Briggs and Eggers Orchards Case Study

    The 400-acre Briggs and Eggers Orchards in the fertile Bonita Springs Valley of southern Arizona have been growing apples, peaches and pears since 1968. Owners Lance and Melissa Eggers and Joe and Jean Briggs have been committed to building a strong organic program with sustainable environmental practices since 1990. Granite-rich alluvial soil and moderate, high-elevation Arizona summers allow ...


    By McCrometer Connect

  • Chestnut Farm Power Production Management Project - Case Study

    Challenge Chestnut Farm is a quaint operation that wanted to harvest enough solar to power the house on premises without ...

  • Cool Eggs - from Markovice in the Czech Republic - Case Study

    About 100 km east of Prague, in Markovice, Unikom a.s. operates a layer farm. Unikom is committed to producing high-quality eggs labelled as “Cool Eggs” (Pohodová vejce), based on the long tradition and modern production on the Markovice farm. Annual production reaches up to 17 million eggs, which are distributed through Unikom’s own ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • The dangers of Mad Cow Disease!

    The dangers of Mad Cow Disease! ...

  • Real-Time Client Collaboration

    For more than 10 years, AgCompass has provided virtual desktops for remote software hosting to accounting and consulting firms that support agricultural clients. By simply connecting desktops, software is easily shared between the firm and the farm, seamlessly integrating record keeping for tax season and business planning. The only requirement for the customer is an internet-connected device and ...


    By AgCompass LLC

  • Using Technology for Complete Farm Management - Case Study

    Challenge This case is about one of the world’s largest producers of potato specialties company based in India. The company leases plots for farming and has 2500+ plots spread across an area of 5200 +acres. Earlier, they used to record farm data manually, thus creating multiple inconsistent entries. A check on practices such as dehaulming & rouging, adoption of right package of ...

  • Ideas for Scaling Your Farm Operation With Bryant Ag: Interview & Webcast

    Staying on top of your crew’s work is a constant task, so you probably have a good idea for how to best plan your crew’s work. But if you want to grow or scale your farm in the most efficient manner, equipping your crew for high performance is key. ...


    By Granular, Inc.

  • Changing the face of poultry farming across China - Case Study

    Supporting the modernisation of China's agriculture Anhui, China China is the largest egg producer in the world, amounting to over 35% of global production. Cargill has devised a world class strategy to modernise agriculture and food safety in China. Background China’s poultry industry has grown at an average annual rate of 8.8% ...

  • What Percentage of Cropland Acres Are Absentee Owned?

    According to the USDA’s 2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) Survey, 39% of the 916M agricultural acres in the U.S. are rented. And a good portion of those rented acres are owned by individuals or partnerships who do not directly farm the land. There is speculation that absentee owners, cropland owners who don’t live on the farm they own, are a growing ...


    By Granular, Inc.

  • InCommand 1200: A window into your planter, part II

    In the second installment of this blog I will share specific examples where InCommand identified issues that could cost yield. It's all pretty common knowledge that proper seed spacing and uniform emergence equates to more bushels in the bin but how do you know you're planting properly? Enter the InCommand™ 1200. It has the resolution to clearly show everything you need to know. Historical ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Steering for Yield, Comfort in the Field

    The return on investment of GPS automated steering systems is almost never argued anymore. GPS technology has been proven to reduce overlap, resulting in fuel savings and productivity gains that farms of all sizes can appreciate. However, in my experience, the leading reason that farms today invest in a steering system is operator comfort. Many ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • How a Grower Used Granular to Uncover an 11% Profit Difference in Two Varieties

    Learn how Granular helped a real farm discover that their variety choice was costing them $800 per acre ...


    By Granular, Inc.

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