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Farm Machinery of the Future

December 21, 2013
By: Nate Birt, Top Producer Deputy Managing Editor google + 
Equipment Farm of the Future

Picture this—at harvest time, a tractor follows a combine through the field, unloading on the go. And there’s no one in the cab.

Inexpensive drones will fly over fields recording plant health, water usage and pesticide dispersal. They will help create an historical database to project future crop yields and soil health.

Real-time, high-speed data will be flowing to precision-agriculture equipment. Farmers will be able to make real-time observations and changes, instead of making changes today and waiting until next year to see the results.

Here are four articles and videos on AgWeb's Farm of the Future site to watch to gain insight about the future of your farm’s machinery.


  • Autonomous Tractors Take the Field

    Big machinery companies have already introduced a variety of driverless tractors, and several prototypes are in the works. Take a look at the latest innovations and prototypes and see how they might re-shape farming operations in the future.

  • Video: Robots in the Field 
    Technology and equipment is changing at a rapid pace. AgDay national reporter Tyne Morgan shows us why the concepts companies are introducing today are providing a glimpse into the future of ag.

  • Planting By Prescription 
    This summer, industry experts and researchers are teaming up to test the theory that opposites attract. What Raven Industries hopes will be a win-win is known as the OmniRow Multi-Hybrid control for planters.
  • Send in the Drones 
    While it might seem strange now, UAVs could be commonplace on the farm someday.

Visit AgWeb's Farm of the Future site.

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