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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

ImageryDrones Grounded: NTSB Overturns Pirker Decision, Affirms FAA Authority
November 19, 2014
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a much-awaited decision ruling that FAA rules that apply to manned aircraft apply to unmanned aircraft or drones, reports Forbes.com contributor John Goglia; Pirker can still appeal. Read More
Variable RateA Doubleshot Of Precision Ag Services
November 3, 2014
Ag retailer South Dakota Wheat Growers is using an innovative piece of equipment to enhance the precision ag application work for its growers-customers. Read More
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
DataAmerican Farm Bureau Survey Shows Big Data Use Increasing
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: 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

Latest News

ImageryAUVSI Announces New Leader For 2015
November 21, 2014
Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Read More
GPSTopcon Acquires German Console Manufacturer
November 20, 2014
Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and its US subsidiary, Wachendorff Electronics Inc., are leading manufacturers of in-cabin mounted consoles for the industrial vehicle market in the agricultural and construction industries. Read More
DataRanch Systems, OnFarm Announce Partnership
November 19, 2014
Ranch Systems, a new OnFarm Ready Partner, is now “plug and play” compatible with the Grower Dashboard; growers can now seamlessly view field data collected by Ranch Systems. Read More
DataFarmers Edge Looking To Expand U.S. Customer Base
November 19, 2014
A Canadian precision ag outfit is feeling frisky after a recent capital infusion, looking at bringing its agnostic data management system to more U.S. growers and retailers. Read More
ImageryDrones Grounded: NTSB Overturns Pirker Decision, Affirm…
November 19, 2014
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a much-awaited decision ruling that FAA rules that apply to manned aircraft apply to unmanned aircraft or drones, reports Forbes.com contributor John Goglia; Pirker can still appeal. Read More
DataAgrian, Others Detail Open Modus Standard For Ag Data
November 19, 2014
The Open Modus Standard provides the industry with a single, unified format for data management and exchange that can be used across Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) in support of precision agriculture. Read More
ComputingNew AyrMesh Bridge Provides Long-Range Network Access
November 18, 2014
Ayrstone Productivity introduced the AyrMesh Bridge, a 5-mile-long, point-to-point Internet bridge that acts like a wireless Ethernet cable, allowing farmers and ranchers to easily connect distant devices to their networks. Read More
DataValley Launches Irrigation Exchange Data Transfer Solut…
November 18, 2014
Irrigation Exchange provides for the seamless transfer of precision data to other ag companies from BaseStation3, the new Valley remote irrigation management product. Read More
DataMajor Farm Organizations Ratify Data Privacy Policy
November 13, 2014
A coalition of major farm organizations and agriculture technology providers have announced an agreement on data privacy and security principles. Read More
DataAgGateway Releases Data Privacy White Papers
November 11, 2014
AgGateway's Data Privacy and Security Committee has published a white paper to help the agriculture industry consider ways to incorporate data privacy best practices and standards into their operations. Read More
GuidanceRaven Industries Names CFO
November 11, 2014
Steven E. Brazones will join the company as its Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2014. He succeeds Thomas Iacarella, who will remain with the company and work with Brazones to ensure a smooth transition. Read More
ImageryFAA Confirms Small Drone Rule By End Of Year
November 11, 2014
The proposed ruling, which the agency has been working on over the past year, is currently being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget, Jim Williams, manager of the FAA’s UAS integration office, said on Nov. 5. Read More
DataFarmers Edge Receives Funding Infusion
November 10, 2014
Farmers Edge has received an investment from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Green Growth Fund for expansion of Farmers Edge’s technology platform. Read More
GuidanceIndustry Loses Tremendous Young Leader
November 9, 2014
Pat Schaddel, a young leader and innovator in precision ag for Brandt Consolidated, passed away on November 6. Read More
SteeringStara Selects AgJunction eDrive XC Precision Steering F…
November 6, 2014
Stara and AgJunction have signed an agreement to integrate AgJunction's newest and highest performing steering solution, eDrive XC with Stara's industry-leading precision terminal, the Topper 5500. Read More
PrecisionAg Institute1 On 1 With Paul Schrimpf: Raven’s Tim Hines
November 5, 2014
Tim Hines of Raven Industries talks with PrecisionAg Executive Editor Paul Schrimpf about the latest with the Slingshot precision ag system, including new products and services available under the brand such as SmartYield Pro and Viper 4. Read More
MappingNew MapShots Site Goes Live
November 3, 2014
The site includes an enhanced homepage, more robust content and new navigation, all leading to a more user-friendly experience. Read More
DataDuPont, Raven Join Forces On Encirca Yield Data Transfe…
November 3, 2014
As part of this data exchange, growers can choose to have their Encirca services prescriptions wirelessly transferred directly to compatible Raven controllers. Read More