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Hands Free Hectare

Last fall, the United Kingdom-based Hands Free Hectare Project announced that the group had successfully, planted, tended and harvested a crop with autonomous vehicles and drones — a true breakthrough. Project member Jonathan Gill, a robotic engineer at Harper Adams University, theorized ...


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The farmer’s new friend could be good for everyone: super-precise drones

When most urban people think of farming, it’s some amalgam of American Gothic, John Deere tractors, Walker Evans’s Dust Bowl photography, a Farmersonly.com ad, and a Levi’s commercial. That image is steadily being updated to include the operation of drones. As Modern Farmer notes, the future of...


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Satellite Technology Could Help Agricultural Producers More Accurately Measure Subsurface Moisture

Agricultural producers could, in the future, make use of better forecasts to more efficiently irrigate their fields using a Purdue-developed technology that could more accurately sense soil moisture below the surface through measuring the reflections of communication satellite signals.“The...


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CAPA Launches New Website

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture (CAPA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.DiscoverPrecisionAg.org . The mission of CAPA is to facilitate communication between farm and agribusiness associations and government decision-makers...


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'The Old John Deere' Makes Way For New Tech With Precision Farming Platforms

When I walked into Deere & Co.’s Intelligent Solutions Group offices in Des Moines, one of the first things I saw was a familiar graphic on the wall - a neat visualization of what it means to make a minimum viable product.That’s ‘lean startup’ talk, which isn’t unusual in most of the startups...


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Factory Fresh: The Future of Agriculture

If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, says Geoffrey Carr. Fortunately, that is already beginning to happen. #PrecisionAgriculture #CAPA #PrecisionAg


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Precision Farming

Imagine you are a farmer riding along in your 50,000-acre wheat field early in the growing season. You push a button on your tractor to turn on its Global Positioning System (GPS) monitor, which pinpoints your exact location to within one meter. Touching another button, you display a series of...


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Agricultural Drones

Relatively cheap drones with advanced sensors and imaging capabilities giving farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce crop damage #CAPA #PrecisionAg #Drones #PrecisionAgriculture


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Precision Ag Infographic

Infographic timeline of the role precision agriculture technologies and changes have had on modern farming. #CAPA #PrecisionAgriculture #PrecisionAg

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I am Modern Agriculture

One-Page Crop Life America testimonial from farmer Matt O'Neall on the changes in agriculture during the last 50 years, including the advancements in precision technology. #PrecisionAg #CAPA #PrecisionAgriculture

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