agri-business software Articles

  • Open for business: emerging business models in open source software

    Open source software (OSS) has come of age, and a number of maturing business models allow OSS companies to make a profit even when their product is distributed for free. This article considers the dynamics of value creation fuelling the proliferation of OSS and examines the business model factors that enable value capture. After interviewing leaders from over 20 OSS firms and organisations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Getting seed to smallholders needs a business approach

    A locally owned, alternative model of supplying affordable seed is working for Africa’s framers, says Joe DeVries. Smallholder farmers in Africa — mostly women — wage silent battles against the elements and other forces beyond their control to feed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Model-driven engineering for vaccine product data compliance

    Data quality is widely considered as a very serious problem for the majority of companies due to the specificities of each business context and the lack of adapted solutions. In this paper, we present the benefits of model-driven engineering (MDE) concepts in ensuring the interconnection of different business contexts specifications by providing a linked structure of models. This enables to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • ICT capital and employment of information workers: are they related?

    This paper examines the relationship between information and communication technology (ICT) related capital assets and employment of information workers in the private non-farm sector of the US economy. The results from our empirical analysis based on annual data for 59 industries from 2002 to 2007 indicate that, after controlling for relative wages of information workers and other ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Success on the Farm Starts in the Cloud

    AgCompass has been a trusted technology partner to farms of all sizes for nearly 15 years. Sharing a background in agriculture and with Midwestern values, our experienced IT Staff provides one-on-one technology support. We help you keep up with technology by backing up your software on a daily basis and by installing software updates for you. The only requirements for the customer are an internet ...


    By AgCompass LLC

  • Koch Fertilizer enhances institutional knowledge using Enviance - Case Study

    Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates are collectively one of  the world’s largest producers and marketers of nitrogen  fertilizers. Since 1989, these companies have grown and  expanded their global capabilities to serve customers’  needs for ammonia, urea, UAN and fertilizer blends. As Koch  Fertilizer has grown through acquisitions, the company has  ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • RainWise and Weather Underground provide comprehensive weather solutions for Brazilian agriculture summitt - Case Study

    RainWise and Weather Underground – Industry Pioneers RainWise is a leading global manufacturer of reference-grade, innovative meteorological measurement and monitoring solutions for professional, industrial, consumer and custom applications. In business for over ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Increase Productivity Manifold With An Efficient Rice Sorter Machine

    If you run a rice mill, make rice paste from rice or selling rice as a retail shop, the first thing that you have to ensure is the quality of rice. High quality rice will be instantly bought by customers and it is nutritious and healthy to eat.  In order to get this quality, the rice must be clean. It must not have any dust or dirt. It must ...

  • What is Operational Intelligence?

    The Knowledge EnvelopeThe terms ‘knowledge management’, ‘learning organizations’, etc. were but a few of the mantras one often heard in the business world during the mid to late 1990’s. And, of course, there is the old adage of; “Knowledge is Power”. During this period and even today, various companies and organizations are actively engaged in identifying what they term as their core ...


    By VisionMonitor Software, LLC

  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Precision Scouting Drones

    The Rise of Precision Scouting Drones A few weeks ago, I attended a summit at Louisiana State University regarding precision scouting drones and their application in agriculture. It was a wonderfully informational gathering of agronomists, producers, and a few lucky industry types like myself. Professors and agronomic experts from the LSU Extension Service presented their ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • TrueNDVI vs. Synthetic NDVI Explained

    Not all NDVI is created equal Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) imagery products have become increasingly common in precision agriculture applications. More companies are offering NDVI and NDVI-like products, including “Synthetic NDVI” images from drone platforms. At Sentera, it is our mission to provide you only the most valuable crop health data, which ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Operational Intelligence: The ability to monitor resources and operations in real-time

    The terms “knowledge management” and “learning organizations” were but a few of the mantras often heard in the business world during the mid to late 1990’s. And, of course, there is the old adage of “Knowledge is Power”.During this period and even today, various companies and organizations are actively engaged in identifying what they term as their core critical skills and knowledge. One ...


    By VisionMonitor Software, LLC

  • Open data aims to boost food security prospects

    Rothamsted Research, a leading agricultural research institution, is attempting to make data from long-term experiments available to all. In partnership with a data consultancy, is it developing a method to make complex results accessible and useable. The institution is a member of the Godan Initiative that aims to make data available to the scientific community. In ...

  • Pragmatic farm composters forge new path to resource recovery

    AG CHOICE is an on-farm composting operation located in the scenic countryside of Andover, New Jersey. On the drive to tour their site, it was astounding just how much of New Jersey, our most densely populated state, is still rural. Jay and Jill Fischer operate the two-year-old facility, which is one of a kind in New Jersey. Jay also owns and operates a sawmill in the area, and it was while ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How `open source` seed producers from the U.S. to India are changing global food production

    Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use. Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that ...


    By Ensia

  • Compost Operator Training

    Compost operator training programs - available in 17 states or regions - are transferring the knowledge and tools to stay on the positive side of the management challenges that arise in day-to-day operations.   RECYCLING organic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Welcome to the wild world of rhino conservation

    From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors enlist new — and often problematic — strategies to save endangered species. In 1909, after completing his second term as U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt led an ambitious expedition across east Africa to shoot specimens for America’s most famous ...


    By Ensia

  • 5 Mistakes companies make when adopting EQMS

    When a person has been in industry for a while, they tend to see the same patterns repeat themselves. How businesses deploy Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) is one example; companies tend ...


    By LNS Research

  • Composting Site Remediation Success

    Dorchester County, Maryland agreed to a remediation plan that involved composting the 140,000 tons of unprocessed feedstocks stored on site. An aggressive strategy has ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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