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  • Agriculture Gives Unmanned Aerial Vehicles a New Purpose

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), sometimes referred to as “drones,” have found a use beyond the military. According to Rory Paul, founder and CEO of Volt Aerial Robotics, a UAV company, the sky’s the limit for what these devices offer farmers. “UAVs will be very useful, efficient and economical in scouting crops for diseases and other pests and also for surveying crop ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Are Flying to the Farm

    Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists on the other side of the globe, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields collecting agriculture data. In Georgia, a group of state and federal officials - along with members of industry and academia - has been working since 2009 to develop a drone that can save a farmer's time and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scottish agricultural college achieve carbon masters standard

    Carbon Masters are delighted to announce that the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC), which is now part of SRUC, has become the first college in the UK to successfully achieve the Carbon Masters Standard. SAC have achieved Tier 1 of the Carbon Masters Standard, with an impressive 17% reduction in carbon emissions achieved over the last 4 years. SAC have implemented a range of behaviour change ...


    By Carbon Masters

  • Precision Agriculture Webinar offered Jan. 20

    The more data farmers and producers can access regarding their fields, the better they can make decisions regarding how to manage their farm operations, experts say. But boiling down information from field monitored data, satellite data and remote sensing data captured using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can sometimes be challenging, said Greg LaBarge, an Ohio State University Extension field ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Flood risk from modern agricultural practices can be mitigated with interventions

    In the face of substantial evidence that modern land use management practices have increased runoff at the local scale, a new study reveals changes in local land use management practices can reduce the risk of local flooding. However, there is little evidence so far that these local increases in runoff culminate in large-scale flooding effects. To address this lack of evidence, the researchers ...

  • International and China Agricultural Machinery Market Report, 2011-2013

    Since the implementation of policy of subsidies for purchasing agricultural machinery in 2004, Chinese agricultural machinery industry has made great strides, which can be shown from the four as follows: ...


  • Topcon names Wilson new agricultural test engineer for North America product testing

    Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) has named Jared Wilson as ag test engineer for the North America market. Wilson will report to Kurtis Kenne, TPA manager of global field testing. Kenne said, “Jared brings a well-rounded ag background to this position. In addition to growing up on a family farm in Iowa, he has a degree in Agronomy and has worked in both the crop and equipment sides of ...

  • New Wireless and Sustainability Report Reveals Big Cost Savings and Efficiencies for Transportation, Energy, Agriculture and Government Sectors

    An emerging wireless-enabled environment has the potential to drive billions of dollars in energy savings and reshape how American industry, agriculture and the public sector approach sustainability, according to a report authored by BSR that was sponsored and released today by CTIA-The Wireless ...

  • Agritechnica 2013

    Agritechnica 2013 will take place from 10 to 16 November 2013 at the Exhibition Grounds Hanover. As one of the most important international trade fair for agricultural technology it offers the world of technology for the professional production plants to the visitors. Sensors for agricultural and off-road vehicles. Agricultural and off-road vehicles operate in harsh and ...


    By TT Electronics

  • Now available: Leica SteerDirect ES Plus for more powerful and accurate steering in precision farming

    Leica Geosystems today released the Leica SteerDirect ES Plus, the electric steering system for farmers who seek a brand independent retrofit solution for their auto steering needs. Using Leica SteerDirect ES Plus farmers benefit from improved accuracy, diminished skips and overlaps, and reduced operator fatigue.   The Leica ...


    By Leica Geosystems Inc

  • BKT tyres also now available in Switzerland from Bohnenkamp

    With immediate effect, Bohnenkamp AG, with its headquarters in Osnabrück, Germany, is taking over the Indian manufacturer BKT’s (Balkrishna Industries Limited) agricultural and OTR tyre sales in Switzerland. After Germany, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Slovakia, the alpine nation is the fifth country where you can purchase BKT tyres through Bohnenkamp’s pan European ...


    By Bohnenkamp AG

  • Knorr-Bremse Enters Telematics Market with Microlise Deal

    The world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for commercial vehicles, Knorr-Bremse, is to enter into a partnership with UK based telematics provider Microlise in a move that will see a range of transport management products launched across Europe. The agreement between the two companies, announced at Automechanika 2016 in Frankfurt, will result in the launch of Knorr-Bremse ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • 42nd edition of EIMA International 2016

    The 42nd edition of Eima International 2016 has ended; this is the main international exhibition in the field of agriculture and forest and takes place every second year in Bologna. This year again, Energreen has succeeded in establishing itself on the international market, showing its complete range of Robots (RoboZERO, RoboECO, RoboGREEN, RoboMAX e RoboPOWER), whose power output is between 33 ...


    By Energreen s.r.l.

  • Sentera Partners with RDO Equipment Co. to Offer UAV Solutions

    Sentera-RDO Equipment partnership brings complete UAV solution packages to RDO Customers Sentera is excited to announce its partnership with RDO Equipment Co., a total solutions provider with 78 stores servicing the agriculture, construction, environmental, surveying, and irrigation industries. The RDO Equipment partnership augments RDO’s already robust product ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • USDA and DOE fund 10 research projects to accelerate bioenergy crop production and spur economic impact

    The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 million to spur research into improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of growing biofuel and bioenergy crops. The investments are part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to develop domestic renewable energy and advanced biofuels, providing a more secure future for America’s energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Unmanned drones could play key roles in food supply

    Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued the first permit for agricultural use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Steven Edgar, president and CEO ...


    By Associated Press

  • Research firm Kachan & Co. publishes new, simplified cleantech categorization

    Cleantech research and advisory firm Kachan & Co. has issued a new version of its taxonomy of the cleantech sector, a document that helps clarify which industries and technologies should be considered under the cleantech umbrella. "Classic definitions of cleantech had gotten long in the tooth. The sector has evolved, and other taxonomies hadn't kept up," said Kachan Managing Partner ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • Kubota and Vermeer Announce Strategic Marketing Alliance

    Alliance with Kubota Involves Vermeer Forage Equipment for the Agricultural Market TORRANCE, Calif. - Kubota Tractor Corporation and Vermeer Corporation announce a strategic marketing alliance for the sale of performance-matched, allied-approved, Vermeer forage equipment. The combination Kubota and Vermeer Dealers now have the opportunity to sell Vermeer forage equipment, such as balers, rakes ...


    By Vermeer

  • As Madagascar food crisis looms, locust control campaign launched

    A locust control campaign is starting in Madagascar against a plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, which threatens the food security and livelihoods of 13 million people or nearly 60 percent of the island's population. Aerial survey operations to identify and map out the areas requiring treatment by pesticides are expected to get underway this week. In the meantime, ground surveys, conducted ...

  • Iowa Corn Talks Water Quality at the Farm Progress Show

    MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Iowa Corn will hold Soil Health and Water Quality Panel Discussions each day of the show from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at their booth 26N. The panel discussions will provide: Overview of the many water quality initiatives happening across the state How farmers can take advantage of these programs Farmers talking about their experiences implementing ...

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