Handling grain can be a risky business. According to Nationwide, workers compensation claims from grain elevators has doubled in the past seven years. Meantime, far too many workers are trained on outdated VHS tapes. But now – there’s an app for that.
It used to be, the only way to determine what exactly is going on with your crop was to walk the fields and take notes. While there’s still no substitute for getting your boots dirty, some simple technologies can make the job of spotting and acting on in-field challenges a lot easier. John Fulton, Associate Professor of Precision Agriculture at Ohio State University, shares his best advice.
After a climate innovation grant announcement last December, Pix4D and Parrot received more than 250 proposals from researchers across the globe. This month, the two companies announce they have selected six projects, based on novelty, scientific merit and team experience.
The right suite of mobile apps can turn any farmer’s smartphone into a virtual Swiss Army knife, capable of any number of helpful tasks. Farmers Edge hopes its latest offering – FarmCommand Scouting – adds another helpful tool to the mix.
Trimble announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the privately held German-based Müller-Elektronik, which specializes in implement control and precision farming products.
Many farmers know approximately what a drone might cost. Fewer know what return on that agtech investment might bring – but a new report brings fresh ROI insights.
App connects farmers, retailers, ag consultants and aerial applicators.
DroneDeply announces it is collaborating with CNH Industrial to offer a new drone data package called PLM Drone Data Manager, which can help farmers collect aerial data mapping for their operation. Ideally, the technology can help uncover any number of in-season opportunities, such as adjusting a fertilizer program on the go or identifying pests or analyzing plant counts and stand establishment.
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