The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a much-awaited decision Tuesday that will surely be a disappointment to many drone enthusiasts, ruling that FAA rules that apply to manned aircraft apply to unmanned aircraft or drones, reports Forbes.com contributor John Goglia.
Valley Irrigation has developed a way to share precision irrigation data that facilitates data-driven decisions and simplifies irrigation management. The first of its kind, Irrigation Exchange is cutting-edge technology that provides for the seamless transfer of precision data to other ag companies from BaseStation3.
This simple rule of gravity seems to be playing out across the country with cash rents for crop ground as well. What seemed logical when corn was $6 is not so at $3.
“The desire to have stable cash rents across years is not practical given the variability of ag returns,” writes Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois. In the midst of market volatility it’s often that you may see new winners and losers emerge. Growers that clearly demonstrate high standards of care and stewardship with precision agriculture may have an edge in gaining ground.
John Werries takes a look at the yield monitor as the combine gobbles its way through the field. The machine is ravenous, the cab is comfortable and the electronics are working flawlessly.
“This is my 50th corn crop,” he said with a smile. “Way back then I was out here with a Farmall tractor and a two-row planter.”
It’s a sunny autumn day near Jacksonville, Ill., and there’s a lot to smile about. A break in the weather will allow a solid day of harvest, and Werries is feeling good about the numbers moving around 250 on that monitor.
AGCO Corporation and Appareo Systems announced that they have agreed to enter a joint venture, building on the existing IAS (Intelligent Agricultural Solutions) business structure, to allow for agricultural innovation.
New uses for unmanned aerial vehicles — aka UAVs or drones — are soaring, even while the Federal Aviation Administration is considering new rules for them. The next breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network looks at some of those uses for farms and water.
DuPont Pioneer and Raven Industries announced a collaboration to allow for the seamless flow of information generated through Pioneer Encirca services to Raven Viper 4 and other compatible field computers by leveraging Raven’s Slingshot wireless connectivity solution.
Ag Leader Technology, Inc., announced a new line of GNSS receivers – GPS 6000, GPS 6500, RTK Relay and GPS 6500 base station – as well as the company’s latest automated steering controller, SteerCommand.