231115 Drones future ag
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Dairymaster’s latest innovation launched at AgriScot

Source: farminguk.com ‘Eye in the sky’ technology is becoming more affordable, but what is the most useful type of imaging and is it best to work with an experienced contractor or invest in your own technology? Satellite imagery is widely available but lacks the detail that can be gained by …

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231015 Farmers set free by technology
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Hi-tech agriculture is freeing the farmer from his fields

Source: theguardian.com The big, blue 18-tonne New Holland T8.435 tractor is not the heaviest or the tallest in the world but its £3,000 tyres and tank-style tracks stand two metres high, it bristles with antenna and at, about £250,000, it must be one of the most expensive. For that, the …

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Artificial intelligence applied in farming

Source: farmersjournal.ie Members of NIIAS heard about the application of artificial intelligence to agriculture and its increasing viability in farming at a recent conference. Economics will demand a leap from the theoretical concept of artificial intelligence to its practical application in agriculture, according to Jay Johnston, chief executive of Ritchie …

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Coming soon: Agriculture 3.0

Source: wallstreetdaily.com By 2050, the Earth’s population will surpass nine billion people. Needless to say, an increasing number of people on the planet will place greater demands on our infrastructure – from energy and transportation to basic food and water needs. As the “father of the green revolution,” Nobel laureate Norman …

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300915 Small-scale farming
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Innovation key, but so is small-scale, diversified farming

Source: niagarathisweek.com Automated milking systems, data-collecting drones, solar panels, wind machines — the innovations cropping up in agriculture are as endless as the chores on the farm. These innovations, as Niagara Region staff learned last week, are key in keeping farms relevant in a society that is ever changing. Innovation may …

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Costly overreach hurts water, agriculture and tech industries

Source: ocregister.com The immense commercial applications for small, unmanned aerial vehicles are just starting to be realized. Senate Bill 142, authored by state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, would dampen investment in these technologies, hindering the vast potential benefits for California’s economy. California is home to some of the most …

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270715 Minnesota drones
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Minnesota students trial drones

At a field experiment last week, a drone leashed like a dog to a University of Minnesota graduate student slowly rotated, drifting mere feet above the group and capturing images of apple trees at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. A student nearby controlled the drone from a laptop, moving it slowly …

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240715 precision agriculture
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Why the industry should prepare for precision agriculture

Precision agriculture is the new frontier of environmentally sustainable development in the sector, experts invited by the Italian national research center CNR said at an Expo Milano 2015 conference on the subject. Drones, satellites, radiometry systems and geo-electric sensors can accurately measure and calculate the needs of plants and help …

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Eyes in the sky for efficient use of the land

Small, cheap drones with easy-to-use software could revolutionise farming Relatively cheap and easy-to-use drones with advanced sensors and imaging capabilities are giving farmers new ways to increase yields, improve water use, and reduce crop damage. Author: Chris Anderson. Source: MIT Technology Review Ryan Kunde is a winemaker whose family’s picture-perfect …

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