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SensorsNORAC Celebrates 40 Years In Business
June 25, 2014
NORAC, a leading precision ag manufacturer who pioneered the use of ultrasonic sensing in the development of control equipment, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Read More
ComputingShameless Plug: CropLife Tackles UAS In Ag
May 2, 2014
This month's CropLife Magazine cover story looks at the exciting world of Unmanned Aerial Systems. Read More
DataAgVu: Hyperspectral Sensing On Deck For Ag
April 17, 2014
A new hyperspectral sensor for agriculture is poised to further drill down agronomic data into the most-actionable information for users, and it's almost here. Read More
DataSenseFly Intros eBee Ag
April 9, 2014
Swiss UAV company SenseFly has announced the official launch of its latest model, the eBee Ag, specifically for precision agriculture applications. Read More
ComputingpH Testing: There’s An App For That Now
March 12, 2014
Compatible with both Apple and Android devices, the SAM-1 Smart Aqua Meter from Sensorex measures and records pH, ORP, conductivity and temperature values. Read More
ComputingRetail Precision Adoption Survey 2013 Preliminary Report Now Available
January 8, 2014
The full academic report from the CropLife magazine/Purdue University Retail Precision Adoption Survey, the preeminent benchmarking study of technology and precision practice adoption among US agricultural retailers, is now availalble on the Purdue University Center for Agribusiness website. Read More
GuidanceTopcon Launches X30 Remote Access, Other New Features
December 9, 2013
The X30 now offers remote access via Topcon Teamviewer and supports video monitor cameras for viewing virtually any location on a machine. Read More
SensorsOnset’s Leaf Wetness Sensor Headed To Europe
November 18, 2013
The company’s research-grade Leaf Wetness Smart Sensor is now CE Compliant, enabling the sensors to be sold in Europe. Read More
SensorsYara Acquires Water Crop Sensor Tech Company
November 18, 2013
Yara has acquired ZIM Plant Technology GmbH, a developer of crop water sensor technology mostly used in high-precision irrigation systems. Read More
EquipmentValley Irrigation, AquaSpy Team Up On Real-Time Soil Moisture Monitoring
November 6, 2013
Valley SoilPro 1200, available for the 2014 season, will provide real-time data that tells how much water is needed at each stage of a crop’s growth cycle. Read More

Trending Articles

PrecisionAg Institute1 On 1 With Paul Schrimpf: Simplot’s Allan Fetters
October 8, 2014
Allan Fetters of Simplot talks with PrecisionAg Executive Editor Paul Schrimpf about the precision ag challenges and opportunities for specialty crop growers, how variable rate planting is gaining momentum among Simplot’s customers, how the company’s SmartFarm solutions are helping farmers make better decisions, and much more. Read More
MappingDuPont Pioneer Teams With Government Organizations For Soil Initiative
October 6, 2014
University of Missouri, USDA-ARS and DuPont Pioneer announce an innovative collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise. Read More
PrecisionAg Institute1 On 1 With Paul Schrimpf: John Deere’s Chris Batdorf
September 15, 2014
Chris Batdorf of John Deere talks with PrecisionAg Executive Editor Paul Schrimpf about the latest with the company’s FarmSight strategy, how John Deere is responding to growers’ concerns about data privacy, new mobile technologies the company is currently working on and John Deere’s philosophy on collaborating with industry partners. Read More
PrecisionAg Institute1 On 1 With Paul Schrimpf: Wilbur-Ellis’ Matt Wilson
September 9, 2014
Matt Wilson of Wilbur-Ellis talks with PrecisionAg Executive Editor Paul Schrimpf about the latest with the company’s AgVerdict software, how Wilbur-Ellis addresses data privacy concerns with growers and why fulfilling regulatory requirements is becoming increasingly important. Read More
PrecisionAg InstituteIndustry Stakeholders Form New Precision Coalition
September 8, 2014
The Coalition for the Advancement of Precision Agriculture (CAPA) today announces its official launch and upcoming Precision Ag Forum, taking place Sept. 18 in Washington, DC. Read More
PrecisionAg Institute1 On 1 With Paul Schrimpf: The Climate Corp.’s John Jansen
August 29, 2014
John Jansen of The Climate Corp. talks with PrecisionAg Executive Editor Paul Schrimpf about how the company’s technology platform has transformed into a full host of software, hardware and analytic solutions. Read More

Latest News

DataPrecision Interest Grows In Brazil
October 29, 2014
The country has made solid progress on soil sampling and variable-rate fertility, but limited cell coverage hampers connectivity and data collection. Read More
EquipmentNew System Weighs Skid-Steer Loads
October 29, 2014
Manufacturer Digi-Star has introduced WeighLog for wheel, telescopic and skidsteer loaders. This system provides a user-friendly on-board weighing system that Read More
PrecisionAg Institute1 On 1 With Paul Schrimpf: AGCO’s Michael Englert
October 29, 2014
Michael Englert of AGCO talks with PrecisionAg Executive Editor Paul Schrimpf about the latest with Fuse Technologies, how the AgCommand system is helping customers manage their equipment fleet, how growers are realizing the value in telemetry, and much more. Read More
GPSNew GPS Satellite Set For Launch
October 28, 2014
On Wednesday afternoon October 29, a new GPS satellite will be headed for the skies. Read More
DataAmerican Farm Bureau Survey Shows Big Data Use Increasi…
October 24, 2014
A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows more farmers are reaping the benefits of the latest agricultural technologies, but most remain wary of risks involved with big data collection. Read More
PrecisionAg Institute1 On 1 With Paul Schrimpf: American Soybean Association…
October 22, 2014
Joe Steinkamp of the American Soybean Association (ASA) talks with PrecisionAg Executive Editor Paul Schrimpf about how he’s using precision agriculture on his own farm, what benefits he finds in variable rate technology, and what it means for ASA to be a member of the PrecisionAg Institute. Read More
ImageryAgEagle Launches All-Autonomous UAV System
October 20, 2014
AgEagle announces details on its RAPID UAV management system, which promises to be "the most advanced and comprehensive UAV operations management system specifically developed for professional agronomists and crop consultants." Read More
MappingMapShots Announces 2015 Customer Conference
October 15, 2014
MapShots, Inc. will hold its 2015 Customer Conference on February 11-14, 2015 at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA. Read More
GPSPrecision Agriculture: Finding The Payback
October 15, 2014
Profitability in precision ag is not about any one technology, but the result of employing technology in a total system approach that is agronomically sound. Read More
PrecisionAg Institute1 On 1 With Paul Schrimpf: AgWorks’ Greg Duhachek
October 15, 2014
Greg Duhachek of AgWorks talks with PrecisionAg Executive Editor Paul Schrimpf about the company’s history, why ag retailers are so important in the decision-making process of precision ag, why AgWorks is so excited about its newly acquired HighQ Analytics product, and explains the full scope of the AgOS software system. Read More
DataData Mapper Advances Its Aerial Processing, Management …
October 15, 2014
The cloud-based platform will provide advanced analysis tools to convert aerial data into actionable information that will support better business practices. Read More
ComputingPurdue-Backed Spensa Secures Funding For Insect Traps, …
October 10, 2014
Spensa Technologies received $1.3 million in funding to further develop an online pest management program, an electronic insect trapping device and to expand its business capabilities. Read More
HardwareUSDA Awards TekWear Grant For Wearable Tech In Ag
October 9, 2014
USDA has awarded a grant to evaluate the effectiveness of innovative wireless, web-connected technologies for monitoring and growing specialty crops. Read More
PrecisionAg Institute1 On 1 With Paul Schrimpf: Simplot’s Allan Fetters
October 8, 2014
Allan Fetters of Simplot talks with PrecisionAg Executive Editor Paul Schrimpf about the precision ag challenges and opportunities for specialty crop growers, how variable rate planting is gaining momentum among Simplot’s customers, how the company’s SmartFarm solutions are helping farmers make better decisions, and much more. Read More
EquipmentFAA Approves NC State Drone COA
October 8, 2014
North Carolina State University has obtained FAA authorization to fly drones for research and development purposes. Read More
EquipmentPrecisionHawk Creating UAV Buzz In RTP
October 8, 2014
Drones could soon mean big savings for the North Carolina agriculture industry, reports Mike Gonzalez for WNCN News in Raleigh, Read More
EquipmentSenseFLY Launches New Rotary Drone eXom
October 7, 2014
eXom’s five vision sensors also enable you to see in the direction the drone is moving for enhanced awareness and safe operation. Read More
DataIteris Expands Mobile High-Res Weather App
October 7, 2014
ClearPath Ag Select adds growing degree days and real-time access to high-resolution weather map tiles of current weather conditions, including composite radar, infrared radar and visible satellite, one and 24-hour precipitation, temperature, and wind speeds. Read More