tractor data News

  • Access tractor data from your phone or computer

    Valtra Smart revolutionises remote telematics for tractors, both in terms of cost effectiveness and ease of use. A small device is fitted to the tractor that gathers data from the CAN bus and sends it to a cloud service that the customer can then access. Installing the system is very simple and takes around an hour by an authorised Valtra technician, but it can also be installed by customer ...

  • American farmers confront `big data` revolution

    Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations. But this time, a new, more shadowy issue also emerged: growing unease about how the largest seed companies are gathering vast amount of data from sensors on tractors, combines and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Diesel efficiency in agricultural production

    The topic of diesel efficiency has only become an increasing focus for farmers in recent decades, following earlier decades of concentrating above all on timely and high quality performance of work with modern agricultural machinery and equipment. The discussion on diesel efficiency, which is still topical today, was triggered not only by rising fuel costs, but also by the environmental policy ...

  • RDS presents WEIGHLOG a10 on-board weighing system at Livestock 2013

    With the efficient use of animal feed having never been so important, RDS Technology will be focussing on how cost-effective on-board weighing can help optimise farming operations and will be presenting its WEIGHLOG α10 on-board weighing system, which has been specifically designed for agricultural loaders. The WEIGHLOG α10 incorporates a 4.3” colour, hi brightness resistive ...


    By RDS Technology Ltd.

  • John Deere Introduces SeedStar™ Mobile for Improving Planter Performance

    In conjunction with the launch of the ExactEmerge™ planters and MaxEmerge™ 5 row units, John Deere introduces SeedStar Mobile to help producers better visualize, document, and access their planting data in real time. The new John Deere SeedStar Mobile solution uses an iPad to provide critical planting information producers need to better monitor and document their planter ...


    By John Deere

  • The realm of earthworms: NASA gets down to the nitty-gritty

    When you hear the word 'NASA,' do visions of rocket ships dance in your head? Well think again. From now on, it's 'earthworms.' That's right. Using space technology, NASA is now studying the realm of earthworms, millipedes, and springtails -- the soil beneath your feet -- with a project called OMEGA (Observing Microwave Emissions for Geophysical Applications). Why would an agency whose cosmic ...

  • AutoCopter - The Precision Ag Solution

    The AutoCopter is a UAV helicopter providing remote sensing of crops using three full-sized cameras (multi-spectral, DSLR and HD Video) while flying a GPS plan for over two hours without the need to refill fuel. After landing the data is moved to the ground control station and processed and created into GeoTiff images to import directly into shape files for applicator scripts. Donald Effren, ...


    By AutoCopter

  • Health and Safety Issues in Agriculture: Is there a Way Out?

    Agriculture forms the backbone of most economies and is a chief driver of economic growth. In 2013 the agricultural sector grew by a spectacular 16.4% and aided considerably in improving the country’s ...


    By Holloway Houston, Inc.

  • AgGateway tests precision ag conversion toolbox

    AgGateway will begin initial testing next week of its Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) Conversion Toolbox. The test will take place in Lincoln, Neb., at PlugFest, an agricultural machinery compatibility testing event organized by the Agricultural Electronics Manufacturers Foundation (AEF) and hosted by the National Tractor Testing Lab. The SPADE team expects to release the ...

  • USDA program promotes products such as plant-based bottles

    A program designed to promote ethanol and biodiesel fuels will be expanded to companies using plant-based plastic, rubber and fiber in manufacturing products such as bottles and packaging, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. The USDA is proposing in a new agency rule to add manufacturers of these plant-based products to a loan guarantee program that has provided more than $844 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Efficiency as competitive edge

    In a scenario for the year 2050 described by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), a world population of around nine billion (i.e. one-third more than today) will need to be supplied with food, raw materials and energy. To keep pace, food production must increase by about 70 percent – a massive challenge that is aggravated by the impacts of climate change, water ...

  • Australian vegetable farms could be fully automated by 2025

    Australia could see fully automated vegetable farms by 2025, according to top robotics researchers, with the ability to automate the entire production process for some crop commodities emerging through targeted research and development in the industry. The latest edition of the InfoVeg Radio R&D podcast, developed specifically for Australian vegetable producers, features the developer of the ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Enduraspray De-Icing Sprayers

    As autumn slowly gives way to winter and the nights draw in, the time has come to consider what preparations are required for the months ahead. The Met Office provides data on ground frosts and snow falls across the UK and estimates that annually in low lying areas within England and Wales, snow falls approximately on 20 days of the year with upland areas receiving snowfalls around 35 days of the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • John Deere introduces Gen 4 Extended Monitor & Rate Controller 2000 for 2017

    To enhance the farm equipment operator's ability to better monitor and control a wide variety of machine functions and field operations, John Deere introduces two new solutions for 2017. The new Gen 4 Extended Monitor is available for producers who want an additional in-cab display to more conveniently oversee their operations with two monitors. This solution is ideal for customers wanting to ...


    By John Deere

  • Bringing Tire Technology to the Agriculture Industry

    TPMS is an acronym that in the last decade has risen from a basically unknown term to a household name. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the mass majority really understands what TPMS means, how the technology works, and the benefits it can provide to users. Possibly even more unknown is the wide-use applications that TPMS can be utilized on to add those benefits; including uses in the ...


  • Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

    For farmer Achmad Rusli, it was a season of smoke: Ten weeks without sunlight for his oranges, guavas and durians, thanks to deliberately set forest fires that burned a chunk of Indonesia the size of New Jersey. The fires have finally died down with the arrival of monsoon rains, but too late for his crops, which are far too measly to sell. "We had not seen the sun in a two-and-a-half months," ...


    By Associated Press

  • August News Roundup: Impacts of the Driver Shortage, and a Possible Solution

    There have been a few articles and graphics released over the last few years that have asked the question “What would happen if we went a day/week/month without trucking?” The answers to those questions are predictably catastrophic, but the questions are a bit unfair. Trucking as an industry is not just going to disappear overnight. A better question, and one ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

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