251115 New Zeraland farming air fertilizer
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New remote sensing air fertilizer technology tested

Source: stuff.co.nz The latest aerial top dressing technology is being trialled at Manawatu by Ravensdown and Massey University. During the trials the hopper opens automatically to spread fertilizer from the air, allowing the pilot to concentrate solely on flying. An aircraft was flying over Pickwick Farm near Whanganui to test …

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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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Seven apps that could boost agriculture businesses

Source: agweb.com Too much of a good thing? There are hundreds of potentially helpful mobile apps farmers could use, with more being added all the time. Here are some of the newer agriculture apps that hope to earn a roster spot on your smartphone or tablet computer. 1. NCGA Action – …

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280915 Precision guidance for agriculture
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Designing precision guidance systems for agricultural applications

Source: newelectronics.co.uk The use of satellite navigation systems has become a familiar part of our daily life. Whether it is in our vehicles to help us find our way to our destination, navigate us around traffic delays or to locate us within an unfamiliar city, GPS-based navigation saves us an …

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A satellite that may change farming forever

Source: cnbc.com Europe’s multi-billion dollar earth-monitoring program could be a game changer for food production, experts say. The European Space Agency (ESA) this week launched Sentinel-2A — a satellite armed with technology that will more accurately forecast crop failures from space. “Sentinel-2A can be a game changer in some areas,” Matthieu …

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Connected cows help farmers track their cattle

Source: techweekeurope.co.uk We’ve all heard how wearable technology devices are becoming more fashionable in order to attract new customers, but now it seems even animals want to get in on the act. A new wearable tracking collar is enabling farmers to locate exactly where their dairy cattle are, helping better …

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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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Global registry of small farmers for food security established

A group of standards-setters in food and agriculture are collaborating to develop an open global registry to recognise the contribution of millions of farmers and small agricultural businesses to the world’s food systems. Working neutrally under the umbrella of the United Nations Global Compact’s Food and Agriculture (FAB) Principles and …

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