Precision Agriculture for People, Planet and Profit

A Policy Perspective on Data-driven Farming
The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) has a clear vision: sufficient food that is also healthy for everyone – financially healthy for farmers, growers and fishermen, healthy for consumers and good for nature and the environment. In a nation as small and populous as The Netherlands, that is not without its challenges. Furthermore, the Dutch government is focusing heavily on expertise and innovation in order to strengthen the international position of the country’s agricultural sector. Precision agriculture has been identified as one of the ways to achieve these goals. But does data automatically mean knowledge and... (read more)
2019-02-19 02:57:50

Hexagon Expands Within Agriculture Machine Guidance

Hexagon (Sweden), the parent company of Leica Geosystems, has entered into an agreement to acquire all assets of Rinex Technologies (Australia). Rinex develops and supplies hardware and software for agricultural tractor and combine guidance. The company was founded in 1995 and today employs 20 people. The acquisition of Rinex is a vital piece in Hexagon's growth strategy and commitment to global expansion within the agriculture market segment. The product portfolio of Rinex in the field of tractor guidance applications and boom section control will complement the Hexagon product portfolio and provide customers in farming with a broader product offering.  ... (read more)
2008-10-14 10:25:48

Hexagon to Take over Precision Agriculture Specialist

Hexagon has signed an agreement to take over Arvus, a manufacturer of precision agriculture solutions for closer, more site-specific management of the factors affecting crop production. This means different parts of a field can be managed separately, allowing the application of essential nutrients and various other inputs to be fine-tuned through the use of sensors and GNSS technologies. Headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil, Arvus has partners in the most important agricultural areas of Brazil. The company has a portfolio of high-end equipment and software products designed specifically for precision farming and the forestry industry. The solutions are supported through personalised technical... (read more)
2014-04-29 11:57:28

UAS-supported Agriculture: Still for Innovators

Greatest Potential on Small Farms
While unmanned aerial systems offer huge possibilities in modern farming, most of them lie in the future. These airborne vehicles currently mainly deliver images that are subsequently combined with other input in the farm-specific management system. In the future they will be able to contribute to land management and individual crop-product delivery based on real-time analysis. Another very promising segment for UAS-supported precision agriculture is water management. Precision agriculture is a relatively young concept, dating from around the turn of this century. The first products were focused on add-on guiding systems for tractors. These give a good return on investment,... (read more)
2016-04-28 10:30:33

Farming Programs at Africa Agriculture GIS Week

ESRI is to share ideas and knowledge on geographic information systems (GIS) for agricultural development at Africa Agriculture GIS Week (AAGW) 2010, to be held 8th 12th June in Nairobi, Kenya. Staff is available to meet with delegates and support agricultural programs for rural populations in less developed regions of the world. "Food security and agricultural productivity initiatives are fully supported by ESRI," says Geoff Wade, natural resources solution manager, ESRI. "We are excited to be a part of this prestigious community. We look forward to contributing to solutions that ensure that people in every nation on earth are fed... (read more)
2010-06-08 09:26:56

Nutrient Management Planning Tools for Agriculture

Compass Informatics, an Irish information and location technologies company, has announced its appointment as contractor to design and develop Nutrient Management Software Tools to serve the nutrient management planning needs of Irish farmers. Using web-based tools, digital mapping, and a nutrient management planning ‘wizard’ the technology team will develop tools which allow farmers to target increasingly limited nutrients to where they are needed on their farms. Emphasis is being placed on ease of use as the system will be used by up to five hundred farm advisors, who will use the system to produce Nutrient Management Plans for farmers.  In... (read more)
2014-08-21 09:22:41

CAPIGI 2014: Connecting Agriculture and Geomatics

From 2-4 April 2014, the CAPIGI 2014 conference was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It proved to be a first-rate event with lively discussions and networking opportunities. Bringing people together from the four relevant stakeholder groups (agriculture, science, government and private companies) resulted in an interesting mix of viewpoints on the use of geospatial information, and particular on how it can be applied to improve farming. This year’s theme was ‘Connecting the Future’ with a focus on how spatial technology and data in the agriculture sector can be combined with the issues of the future, such as Common Agricultural Policy... (read more)
2014-04-08 12:53:33

Precision Agriculture Including Yield Monitoring and Mapping

Trimble has introduced yield monitoring and mapping capabilities, allowing combines equipped with a Trimble AgGPS FmX integrated display to accurately monitor and map harvested crop yield and moisture. The same display that steers the combine using an AgGPS Autopilot automated steering system or an AgGPS EZ-Steer assisted steering system can map yield data. Farmers can use the recorded yield data to analyze performance and create variable rate prescription maps using Trimble AgGPS EZ-Office software. Yield data stored on the FmX display can easily be transferred to the office using a USB storage device. EZ-Office software can help farmers evaluate field... (read more)
2009-12-04 01:23:54

Precision Agriculture Solutions for SST Customers

RapidEye, Germany, is working in cooperation with SST Software to integrate its precision farming maps into SST's information management products and services. RapidEye's five satellites open new avenues in precision agriculture. Frequent revisit capacity, five metre pixel size, and five spectral bands allow for timely in-season monitoring of crop growth and optimal fertiliser management.     The partnership between RapidEye and SST Software has produced an easy-to-use software tool which enables crop consultants and farmers to produce prescription maps for GPS controlled farm equipment based on RapidEye's crop maps.   SST Software is fully integrating RapidEye's crop maps into SST... (read more)
2011-05-11 03:14:27

Digimundo Releases GIS Software for Agriculture; DMAgri

Digimundo, a Portuguese software house that specialises in the development of GIS for the agricultural sector, has released a new product – DMAgri. DMAgri is a modular client/server application for agricultural. It functions on the basis of plug-ins with diverse modules which range from the simple visualisation of geo-referenced information to assisted and automatic photo interpretation and also include interactive and qualified digitisation. Apart from the general functions of this type of system, DMAgri also allows the development of specific modules according to the needs of each client. These modules may be developed by Digimundo or by other entities or... (read more)
2007-03-08 12:00:00
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