How Variable Rate Swath Control Helps the Farmer

Using GPS technology, farmers can control the variable swath of a field. Swath control is where a farmer controls the size of the swath a certain piece of equipment takes through the field.

Trends in robotics: Cobots, agribots and medical robots

From recreational robots such as drones, to critical operational robots in the medical field, robotic technology is changing our daily lives.

XAG Drones Tested, Add Sweet Spot for South Africa's Sugar Crisis

Drones, with specialty spraying technology, was deployed for a recent sugarcane ripening trail in South Africa, showing an evident increase in the amount of sugar extracted from these canes.

CubicFarms Leverages Its Expertise in Controlled-environment Agriculture and Announces Launch of New Control Room System and Sale to Career Field Farmer and Entrepreneur

CubicFarms' Control Room is assembled inside its proprietary stainless steel, fully insulated growing chamber with the option to customize features such as lighting, automated irrigation, nutrient delivery, full climate control for temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels.

AGTECH NEXT SUMMIT GOES VIRTUAL

Virtual AgTech NEXT conference sessions will be held from 12 - 1 PM CDT on Tuesdays, beginning September 22 with a keynote by Dr. Pat Brown, founder and CEO of Impossible Foods through November 10, with a break on November 3, election day.

Sowing a Precise Crop - How Micromotors Can Be Used in the Agricultural Industry

Agriculture is a demanding and developing industry. One farming tractor can now do in a day what used to take 100 people, a week. While the industry is literally, reaping the benefits of demand, this does provoke concerns over pesticide use and soil health.

COMPANIES WILL EITHER SINK, SWIM, OR SURF DEPENDING ON THE MATURITY OF THEIR DIGITAL READINESS

• Exceptional ROI expected for companies who have embraced digital technologies amid COVID-19 • New normal will include hybrid models of digital technology with physical activity • COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented levels of global collaboration

5G Is Coming to Agriculture

5G speeds surpass wireline network speeds and offer latency of 1 millisecond or lower, which is advantageous for applications that require real-time feedback. 5G will facilitate an increase in the amount of data transmitted over wireless systems.

Solectrac Wins 500K Bay Area Air Quality Grant to Demonstrate Electric Tractor Viability

The California Air Resources Board created a new project category late last year for advanced technology demonstration projects to show the viability of new technologies, such as Solectrac's electric tractors, to perform the same work as the diesel equipment they would replace.

Linux-based Software for Automation

Linux has a lot to offer the automation industry. It is a stable and scalable alternative to Windows operating systems that allows for arguably greater connectivity between devices and systems.

Electric Vehicles in Agriculture: Now Is the Time, Reports IDTechEx

Many agricultural vehicle makers are going electric because the charging capability, affordability and other factors are rapidly falling into place just as they are for road vehicles.

Cattle Ranch Beefs Up Savings with Solar Energy

The farmer realized it would be more cost-effective and environmentally sound to begin sourcing their electricity from the sun. Impressively, the new solar system provides enough energy to irrigate 450 hectares (1,112 acres) of corn, oat and pastures for cattle ranching.

Syngenta Announces Plans for New Seeds R&D Innovation & Customer Experience Center in Northern Illinois

World-class site will showcase leading seeds and digital technologies and spotlight Syngenta's product development through on-farm collaboration with growers

AI-Powered Agricultural Robots: A Revolution in Affordable Ultra-Precision

Robotics and AI are enabling a revolution in affordable precision, which will eventually upend familiar norms in agrochemical supply, in agricultural machine design, and in farming practices.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Agronomists

The demand for agronomists in the agriculture industry is growing every single day. Producing profitable crops while minimizing a farmers risk and benefiting their operation in the long term is getting more and more complex every year.

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