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Farmers Increase Yield with Weather Stations

The days of watching the weather report on the local news are gone. Today, farmers have upgraded to 21st century technology and trust on-site, hyper-local weather stations.

Farmers are Growing Comfortable with Mobile Apps

We will see a lot more of agriculture apps in the not so distant future. Paper records are archaic and frustrating, as well as inefficient and monotonous. The future is in digital mobile apps.

2018 Irrigation Show New Product Contest Entries Announced

The Irrigation Association announced a record number of entries in its annual new product contest showcasing the latest in irrigation innovation.

Rainfall Revisited: Accurate Observations And Beyond

Accurate observations are important and useful, but one must also get to the root of what the real problem is, understand all the sources of uncertainty, and understand that modeling techniques offer a consistent approach to filling in gaps

C Spire Helping Mississippi Delta Farmers Introduce Smart Agriculture Solutions

Tech movement initiative helps firm support precision farming to boost crop yields, reduce water use.

Thought Leaders in Agriculture: Interview with John Power

I see aerial imagery analytics as a powerful technology that – if used correctly – can give the farmer the kind of insight he needs to manage the operation in real-time extremely effectively

Using Telematics in Farming

Telematics involves precision farming solutions by automating decisions or actions at a distance. The farmer’s “smart” machinery would apply seeds and fertilizer at variable rates based on the soil characteristics

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Pepper-picking robot demonstrates its skills in greenhouse labour automation

With the rising shortage of skilled workforce in agriculture, there's a growing need for robotisation to perform labour-intensive and repetitive tasks in greenhouses. Enter SWEEPER.

AeroVironment Collaborates with REIN's DroneInsurance.com to Offer Commercial Drone Insurance Solutions for Quantix™ Hybrid Drone

AeroVironment's Quantix™, an innovative and powerfully simple to use drone delivering real-time actionable intelligence, can now be covered through DroneInsurance.com's first-of-its-kind drone insurance platform, offering 24/7 ground and usage-based flight coverage options

Growers Take Center Stage at Bayer 2018 Farm Progress Show Exhibit

Interactive panels to deliver first-hand insights straight from the field on managing margins, sustainability ROI and preparing for the next generation of farmers

Planning & Preparation - News Headlines

Maxar Technologies' DigitalGlobe Partners with Vodafone to Create an IoT Precision Agriculture Product

Sensing4Farming provides crucial insights about crop health to farmers, agronomists, and agrobusinesses via computer, mobile phone or tablet to optimize agriculture productions.

Gamaya Introduces Breakthrough Agronomic Intelligence Platform for Large-scale Tobacco Growers

Gamaya announces the launch of its latest product TobaccoFit, an agronomic decision-support solution that improves the efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of large-scale tobacco operations

Insight FS launches newly-enhanced website focused on customer engagement

The new website utilizes contact forms within each of its divisions to better address the unique needs of customers in agronomy, precision farming, grain marketing, agri-finance, animal nutrition, turf, propane and fuels and lubricants.

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Platinum Tools - ezEX-RJ45 Termination & Test Kit
Platinum Tools - ezEX-RJ45 Termination & Test Kit

Platinum Tools - ezEX-RJ45 Termination & Test Kit

The new EXOtm Crimp Frame and ezEX-RJ45® Connectors provide the solution for terminating larger diameter Cat6/6A twisted-pair cables. Made in USA. • Conductor sizes up to .048", • Die sets for EZ-RJ45 & ezEX-RJ45 connectors • Feed-through EZ-RJ45 design verifies EIA568A/B wiring • One-step to crimp and flush cut/trim EZ-RJ45 conductor

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OutBack Power

OutBack Power

OutBack inverter/chargers are the next generation in advanced power management. Each is a DC to AC sinewave inverter, battery charger and AC transfer switch housed within a tough die-cast aluminum chassis.