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  • Trimble Launches First-of-its-Kind VerticalPoint RTK System for Agriculture

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has launched a world-first, patent-pending VerticalPoint RTK™ system for grade control in agriculture. VerticalPoint RTK provides significantly enhanced vertical accuracy and stability of standard single-baseline RTK systems reducing the downtime and costly delays experienced by many agriculture land improvement contractors today. VerticalPoint ...


    By Trimble

  • Food security may be increased by new agricultural production modeling

    Farmers are used to optimizing crop production on their own lands. They do soil tests to choose the right amount of fertilizers to apply, and they sometimes plant row crops on some fields while keeping others in pasture. But is it possible to optimize production across a much bigger area—say, the whole East Coast of the United States? That’s the question a team of USDA-ARS scientists ...

  • Spatial Statistics 2015 Conference

    Spatial Statistics will soon start in Avignon, France, from the 9-12 June 2015 under the theme "Emerging Patterns". Spatial statistics is a rapidly developing field involving the quantitative analysis of spatial data and the statistical modelling of spatial variability and uncertainty. Applications of spatial statistics are for a broad range of environmental disciplines such as agriculture, ...


    By Geovariances

  • Paraguayan Ambassador Visits Cranfield

    Cranfield University was delighted to welcome the Paraguayan Ambassador, Miguel Angel Solano López and the CEO of the Association Guyra Paraguay, Dr Alberto Yanosky to its campus on Friday (30 November) to meet with Cranfield academics involved in international research into biodiversity and ecosystem services. The visit follows a presentation in Brazil by Cranfield’s Dr Humberto ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Give young people the tools to solve hunger, says expert

    Young people are the key to innovations that could help feed billions of people in the decades ahead, according to Calestous Juma, an internationally recognised development expert. "Today's youth have access to new types of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • USDA Provides $3.6 Billion for Electric Projects in 31 States

    November 3, 2016 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on October 26 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $3.6 billion in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Fight against wheat rust needs sustained investment

    Developing countries need help with crop surveillance and the development of strains resistant to wheat rust, say agricultural research leaders. Today's food security situation is being worsened by strains of wheat rust disease that are emerging more frequently and spreading much faster and to new areas — changes fuelled by ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • USDA Invests $2.5 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that USDA is investing $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development in 27 states. “These significant investments will help develop and maintain modern, reliable electric infrastructure ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Improved internet access brings better mapping and spatial data to Kenya

    Spatial information – including where different populations live and where natural resources are located – is essential for sound development planning and decision-making. A new website launched today, Virtual Kenya, opens up a wealth of maps and spatial data about the country for citizens and students to use. In 2007, the World ...

  • Brian McClendon, co-founder and VP of Google Earth Awarded Top UN Environment Prize

    Brian McClendon, co-founder and VP of Google Earth is to receive the United Nation's highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth Award 2013, for harnessing the power of technology to support conservation and green economic development. Mr. McClendon was recognized for providing powerful tools, through Google Earth, to monitor the state of the environment, allowing researchers to ...

  • SMA Partners with Farm from a Box™ to Bring Localized Food Production to Rural Communities Worldwide

    SMA has joined forces with Farm from a Box™ to develop a complete, off-grid toolkit for localized food production. Ideal for remote and rural communities worldwide, this micro-farming solution includes everything from water purification and irrigation to seedlings and solar power, allowing users to produce ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • European Environment Commissioner receives top UN environment award

    European Commissioner for Environment Janez Potočnik has received the United Nations' 2013 Champions of the Earth award. The prize - which is the UN system's highest environmental accolade - is awarded to leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a significant and positive impact on the environment. Mr. Potočnik, 55, received the Policy ...

  • Brazils Environment Minister to Receive UN ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award

    Brazil's Minister of Environment Izabella Teixeira is to receive the United Nations 2013 Champions of the Earth award. The prize - the UN system's highest environmental accolade - is awarded to leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a significant and positive impact on the environment. Ms. Teixeira will receive a Policy Leadership award for, among ...

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