3 Trends that Defined Agriculture in 2017 and 3 to Watch

Last year recorded groundbreaking technological advances in agriculture, even as the ag giants focused on consolidation. In looking back over the trends that shaped 2017, we can locate the signs pointing to the big stories we anticipate this year.

Farming Is a Tough Business, but New Trends Offer Opportunity

As the challenges to the agricultural industry continue to evolve, we must pay attention to the impact on farmers. We must support those who feed us by finding new ways to empower farmers, both professionally and personally.

XPONENTIAL 2018 is Just Around the Corner

This show is the perfect place to learn about new capabilities and technologies that are transforming the business of agriculture. You can see the next generation of unmanned technology and see how unmanned systems will advance agriculture today and in the future.

Is a Smart Irrigation Controller Worth The Money?

The first step is to determine what it is you're looking to get from your irrigation system. For example, if zoned irrigation or rain sensors aren't important to you, the cost of a smart sprinkler system may not be worth it in the long run.

Precision Farming and Automation

By interconnecting crops, tools and vehicles to smart devices and sensors, farmers will be able to produce more while saving money and conserving natural resources by making the right decision at the right time based on data.

Does Delayed Planting Reduce U.S. Corn Yields?

Though there exists a corridor across the northwestern Corn Belt in which there appears to be some truth to this belief, there are as many other corn growing areas where there is no discernible relationship, or even an inverse relationship

Zoltenko Farms: a G-Max Success Story

Farming operations like Zoltenko can save a lot of money with agricultural solar energy systems. In this case, the expected return on investment should be just under 7 years, and the remaining life of the system will then provide an additional 18 years of cost savings.

New Exoskeleton is Revolutionizing Work Processes

The Airframe is designed like a backpack and can be adjusted to almost any body size with an adjustable frame and straps. It supports the upper extremities of professionals and skilled trade workers who are exposed to repetitive arm motions and/or stationary arm elevation.

Black Swift Technologies and NASA Partner to Push Agricultural Drone Technology Beyond NDVI and NDRE (Red Edge)

Next-Generation UAS-Borne Sensors Proving More Effective at Vegetation Health and Growth Monitoring Than Existing Alternatives

3 Aspects of Modern Farming That Need Data to Thrive

We must continue to improve the output and efficiency of our agriculture in the U.S. and across the globe. Utilizing data to generate timely recommendations for planting, irrigation, fertilization, spraying and harvest will allow us to provide citizens of the world with both higher quality and a greater quantity of crops to enjoy while also protecting the land

Drones in Agriculture: Undeniable Value and Plenty of Growth, But Not the Explosion Others Predict

ABI Research gives comparatively conservative estimates at the valuation of the drone-ag market for many reasons, including an increasingly consolidated market, and the actual needs of the farming industry

A Simple Solution: Luxul Provides Outdoor Wi-Fi Coverage for Washington's Bethany Vineyard and Winery

Bethany Vineyard required a wireless access point that delivered excellent coverage, weather resistance, and simple installation.

Using Windmills to Deliver Water

A typical windmill with 8' diameter wheel can lift water 185 feet and pump about 150 gallons an hour in 15 to 20 mph winds when using a 1 ¾ "pump cylinder.

Satellite-based Data for Precision Farming Applications

The low cost of our data acquisition, coupled with our ability to task our own satellites and process data on-board allow us to bring data to problems that are outside of the possibilities for current satellites, aerial imaging and drones

9 Tips to Improve Drone Flight Time

As far as drones have evolved over the years, many consumer models still feature a max flight time of around 20 minutes. Some offer as little as five minutes. This fallback can be annoying to those wanting to fly longer than a third of an hour

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