Precision Farming Dealer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great agricultural industry. Here is our favorite content from the past week:
- 10 Unanswered Questions in the AgTech Industry
- Autonomous Flex-Ro Robot Hits the Field in Nebraska
- Deere’s Precision Vision Hinges on Space-Based Connectivity
- Most Valuable Dealership Opens New State of the Art Facility
- Precision Tools Highlighted in New Conservation Ag Broadcast Series
Nathan Faleide asks ChatGPT, “What are 10 things the AgTech industry hasn’t perfected or answered yet?” Faleide breaks down the answers (with some epic memes as always) in this latest edition of the Easy Observations newsletter.
Santosh Pitla shows us the Flex-Ro robot in action for the first time. The associate professor of Machine Automation & Agricultural Robotics (MAARS) at the University of Nebraska is leading a team of plant scientists and biological systems engineers in the development of the autonomous machine. It’s a smaller sized tractor that has a variety of sensors to measure closer to ground level to take phenotyping measurements.
The future of farming is here.. There is something neat about #UGVs and #UAVs in the same footage, aerial footage of our #Flexro robot planting corn from a couple of weeks ago #AgTech #AgRobotics #MAARSLAB @UNL_AgResearch @UNL_IANR @UNL_BSE @abalabantaray3 pic.twitter.com/RMblgErj8T— santosh pitla (@SantoshPitla) May 18, 2023
CNBC’s Morgan Brennan analyzes the intersection of space and agriculture for John Deere, and the crucial role it plays in the company’s plans for precision technology. “If you think of agriculture…it’s done in rural locations, where terrestrial cell connectivity is not always available, and when it is, it’s not always sufficient to do the types of things that farmers need to have done in the field,” says Jahmy Hindman, chief technology officer of Deere. “We think satellite communications is a really intriguing, interesting technology to pursue to sort of solve that communications gap.”
LandPro Equipment, recipient of the 2022 Most Valuable Dealership award, celebrates the grand opening of its new flagship store in Batavia, N.Y. The 53,000-square-foot facility will serve as the company’s main hub for training and operations.
The team at No-Till Farmer recently launched Conservation Ag Update, a broadcast news style series focused on the world of no-till, strip-till and cover crops. Every episode highlights new precision technology during the “Ahead of the Curve” segment. Check out this week’s feature on a new handheld tissue analysis tool.
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