Precision Agriculture Articles

  • Managing Moisture: Navigating Drydown Decisions

    This season has been, without a doubt, one of the wettest since 2009. In many states, the excessive rain led to flooding and late planting. On my family farm in North Central Iowa, like on many farms throughout the Corn Belt, it was so wet that we couldn’t get into the field to plant on schedule. And the continued wet weather means that now high and variable grain moisture levels are ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • This Spring, Make your Seed Work Harder for you

    Just like other investments I make, I want my seed to work as hard as possible for me to see the return in the fall. Of course, the decisions I make between now and then influence how good of a harvest season I’ll have. Over the years, using variable rate seed prescriptions has helped ensure I’ve got the ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • How to Simplify your Test Plots and Maximize Investments

    Remember the old days of running test plots? Stopping in the field to place marker flags and make the necessary changes. Then returning in the fall to — with any luck — find the flags and weigh each load. Not to mention the deskwork that followed to evaluate the results. And for me, with a full schedule that includes a 3,200-acre operation plus my wife and three kids, it wasn’t ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • An Instrumented Rhizotron to Investigate the Root Growth In Wheat - Case Study

    There has been much recent interest in modifying root system properties to overcome the effects of soil abiotic stress on crop growth and yield (Lynch 2007; Ghanem et al. 2011). Plant root systems are usually exposed to heterogeneous environmental conditions due to vertical differences in soil moisture and strength. Strong subsurface layers of soil can confine root systems to shallower soil ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Precision Irrigation - Case Study

    The NIAB EMR WET (Water Efficient Technologies) Centre houses an integrated portfolio of cutting-edge growing techniques and trickle irrigation systems for the soft fruit sector. It provides commercial scale demonstrations, one to one expert technical advice, and training workshops. The Centre’s commercially available Precision Irrigation ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Irritec at Fruit Logistica Berlin 2020

    Irritec will be present at Fruit Logistica exhibition, to be held in Berlin, Germany, from February 5th to February 7th 2020. Fuit Logistica covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Adapting production to drought

    Many parts of the world face water shortage and drought. As a result, farms and orchards are losing their capacity to produce food. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), drought cost the world 29 billion USD in 2018; therefore, it is imperative for governments, crop consultants, and farmers to be proactive. Technology is already available for risk assessment, planning, and ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • New App Helps University Farm Reduce Water Usage

    Each morning when he wakes up, Robert Willmott glances at his cell phone and is reminded of modern technology’s impact on agriculture. The Fresno State campus farm technician checks the WiseConn smart phone app that is virtually connected to the University’s olive orchard. A few clicks verify the 20 acres of trees he oversees are receiving the right amount of water via drip ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • Green America: Tackling Soil, Sanitation, and Beyond in Haiti

    For a recently published feature about SOIL’s lifesaving sanitation service, Kevin Fitzpatrick of Green America interviewed SOIL Executive Director and Co-Founder Dr. Sasha Kramer about what led her to co-found SOIL, the connection between sanitation and agriculture, and the innovation behind SOIL’s revolutionary composting waste treatment facility. SOIL’s solution ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • KBA-L Linear Bearing Pillow Block

    ISUTAMI KBA-L long linear bearing , also known as KBA-L extended linear bearing unit, KBA-L extended linear slide unit or KBA-L extended linear case housing (unit), is a suitable series for European market. L is an abbreviation for Long. This model consists of a long type aluminum housing with 4 fixing holes as well as two KB ...

  • (App)etite for Technology on the Farm: Meet Greg Deim, New Cab App Senior Product Manager

    Today, most of our lives rely on apps. Whether we need to wake up in the morning, order a cup of coffee or navigate to avoid traffic—all while listening to our favorite podcast—apps have made everything just a click away. FieldView™ continues to lead the industry with the most compatible real-time data cab monitoring app, reshaping agriculture for present and future ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • NIR & spectroscopy in agriculture & crop science

    According to a review by Dr. Crocombe, hand-held spectrometers have historically been used by only small groups of people, such as analytical and drug companies. These days, spectroscopy is available in simple low cost devices for a multitude of applications for scientists and non-scientists alike. One of the most prominent uses of spectroscopy has been the use of the technology on ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Farming Innovation: From Ammonia to AgTech Software

    Just over a century ago, the Haber-Bosch process was invented in Germany, enabling the scalable production of copious amounts of ammonia for the very first time. This 1910 Eureka! moment meant farmers could fertilize their crops unlike ever before, growing food on a massive scale. So massive, in fact, a population explosion ensued – humankind went from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7.7 ...


    By Vistex Inc

  • Sheet Metal Laser Cutting

    Laser cutting sheet is used successfully in a wide variety of industries. Cutting materials with high power density laser beam. The thickness of the plate which can be processed in the range of cold bonding plate and hot bonding plate should be less than or equal to 20.0 mm, and stainless steel should be less than 10.0 mm. The advantages ...

  • Ecological vegetable growing – Is it needed?

    Recent years ecological food is becoming more and more popular. Society wants to eat healthy products, of known origin and free of harmful chemicals that have an impact on our health. Where to get such food? The answer is simple – you should ask the source, which in this case are farmers. Despite the demand for ecological products is large, only a few producers decide to grow ecological ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Plant Phenotyping in the Americas, One Year Later

    Approximately a year ago, I entered the plant phenotyping arena and in my first blog for our company posed the following ...


    By Phenospex B. V.

  • Do-It-Yourself Field Tiling

    At a time when grain markets continue to strain row crop revenue potential, many farmers are taking steps to do all they can to maximize productivity and yields. Excess water is a common yield robber with corn and other crops. For farmers with heavy, moisture-retaining soils, or slow draining areas in a field, installing drainage tile can improve overall productivity. Additional drainage tile ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Are you ready for the Artificial Intelligence in Ag?

    “Precision agriculture and robotic systems will allow farms to be more profitable, efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly. As precision agriculture (PA) becomes bigger and farms become more connected in the coming years, efficiency and productivity will increase consequently.” Are you ready for the Artificial Intelligence in Ag? Artificial Intelligence “AI” means ...


    By Pierce Corporation

  • Row Guidance Solution for InCommand?

    A row feeler solution that works with the Ag Leader display in your combine?  No, you’re not dreaming. It’s all possible with Headsight’s row guidance products. The system has actually been on the market since 2008 and it is a great pairing with Ag Leader products. Headsight has developed and marketed a line of row guidance sensors and ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Leaf spectroscopy

    Spectroscopy is a precise and non-destructive technique that can tell us about several processes going on in plants and trees. After being integrated into small handheld devices, it can provide instant and accurate results in the field, forests, and laboratories. It replaces several conventional methods, which were time-consuming and often needed weeks of estimation in expensive laboratories. By ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

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