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MapShots integrates with DriftWatch

Growers and agricultural providers using AgStudio FARM and AgStudio PRO from MapShots, Inc. can now view vital information about specialty crops and apiaries through a recent integration with the DriftWatch Specialty Crop Site Registry from FieldWatch, Inc.


Soybean plantings seen up in 2015 despite falling prices, corn lower

U.S. farmers will plant more soybeans, sorghum and other grains than last spring, and less corn, a more expensive crop to grow, as they face their tightest finances in a decade, analysts said before the government's closely watched plantings report on Tuesday.


Tillage Radishes hold promise as winter nutrient lay-away

Trent Roberts, soil scientist with the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, said that Tillage Radishes' usual downward growth habit lends to their promotion as a tool to reduce soil compaction and cut the need for deep tillage in crop land.


Ceres Inc. accelerates sugarcane trait development

Ceres, Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company, announced that its biotech sugarcane traits have been advanced to the next stage of testing ahead of schedule due to positive data from initial field evaluations under tropical conditions in Latin America.


India turns to 'satellite god' for crop mapping

Sher Singh, a farmer from India's desert state of Rajasthan, prays to Varuna, the Hindu god of water, for a bountiful harvest. Now, he is also looking to the heavens for satellite imaging to boost his crop. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to promote a "per drop, more crop" approach to farming to make better use of scarce water, and aims to have a new satellite crop monitoring system working in time for the peak of this year's monsoon in July.


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