TAG: precision farming

Airbus Farmstar service improved with new recommendations

December 5, 2016By

Farmstar, a service of Airbus Defence and Space and ARVALIS – Institut du végétal for precision farming based on satellite information, has been further improved. New images acquired by the SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellites will make it possible to issue intra-field recommendations for areas as small as 1 hectare. Also,  new interactive advice is provided for nitrogen input... read more

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Self-driving: Old hat for tractors

December 28, 2015By

Google and the big automakers might get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to autonomous road vehicles, but John Deere has been making self-driving tractors for more than 15 years. Among them is the 9RX tractor, which can steer itself, freeing the farmer to focus on business. The 9RX, introduced in August, features an articulated steering system and... read more

Trimble to Acquire AGRI-TREND to Aid Crop Advisors

November 10, 2015By

Trimble will acquire the assets of privately held AGRI-TREND of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, which operates the largest network of independent agricultural consultants in North America. The acquisition will enable Trimble to provide agronomists and other crop advisors with a stronger set of brand-agnostic tools they can use to advise growers on how to better manage their operations, Trimble said... read more

MachineryGuide Offers Smartphone Guidance for Agriculture

May 28, 2015By

MachineryGuide is a new GPS guidance system for Android that gives farmers the ability to use their smartphones for precision guidance. With the help of MachineryGuide, the cultivated area and overlaps can be displayed. The guidance application helps farmers in edging along the ideal track by gearing to straight reference lines. With the application and an antenna from MachineryGuide, farmers can... read more