The Precipitation Problem In Agriculture

Fortunately, our ability to provide useful precipitation forecasts beyond the next few hours is not highly dependent on our ability to measure what has actually happened.

Why Virtual Sensors Could Save California's At-Risk Almond Yields

A group grid of points (or virtual sensors) are created by an initial model estimate of the conditions at the surface (and above) and that virtual sensor is then nudged by the observations around it to the more accurate value.

Understanding Which Fields Are Ready for Planting with AgMRI

Thermal imagery is a game of correlation: we use long-wave infrared radiation to give us insights on the temperature profile of the field, but we can also make correlations to other weather-sensitive metrics such as grain moisture and anaerobic zones.

Eco Convergence Group Launches World's First HyCube™ Hydroponic Production System at Orlando World Center Marriott

Innovative technology and structure changes how produce will be sourced by hotels and restaurants.

sonnen Microgrid Brings Power, Shelter and Relief to a Farming Community in Puerto Rico

The community of approximately 7,000 residents is located in the mountainous barrio of Bartolo, mostly populated by coffee farmers who migrated to the region in the 18th century.

Detecting Disease Earlier: The Importance of the Red Edge Band

A sensor without the red edge band may still enable the detection of stress and disease, but it may be after there is a chance to recover yield potential which would result in a reduction of profit per acre.

Bringing Silicon Valley to the Farm

It's the underlying science tools and heroes of the digital agriculture movement - specifically, machine learning and predictive modeling - that are central to the success of delivering a digital transformation.

Uncovering Spectral Signatures in a Pecan Orchard

Multispectral cameras capture spectral signatures much like a thermometer measures the temperature of the human body. Changes in plant reflectance indicate stress, but additional information is required to identify the cause.

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.

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