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Moisture Sensors Are Key Part of Efficient Irrigation

RT @tomeubank: Key to increased irrigation efficiency is use of soil moisture sensors and PHAUCET. http://t.co/pgce0JGlSG
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Moisture se sensors enabling more efficient crop production.
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Autocopter™ G15 AG solution variable-rate rx created in the field with real time data | sUAS News

Autocopter™ G15 AG solution variable-rate rx created in the field with real time data | sUAS News | Knowledge-based Solutions in Agriculture | Scoop.it
“Autocopter™ G15 AG solution variable-rate rx created in the field with real time data Growers and Crop... http://t.co/szTcvprJP4”
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Monsanto's Terrifying New Scheme: Massive Amounts of Data Collection - disinformation

Monsanto's Terrifying New Scheme: Massive Amounts of Data Collection - disinformation | Knowledge-based Solutions in Agriculture | Scoop.it
“For all you Monsanto watchers, here's where the corporation we all love to hate is looking to expand it's reach, via Salon via AlterNet: Imagine cows fed and milked entirely by robots. Or tomatoes that send an e-mail when they need more water.”
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Nicely covers all of the bad things that could happen.
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RFS and Big Data among Ag Issues as New Year Starts - Hoosier Ag Today

“RFS and Big Data among Ag Issues as New Year Starts Hoosier Ag Today Don Villwock 13 address As agriculture closes out the year there remain unresolved issues for 2014, like the farm bill and EPA's newly proposed reduction in biofuels mandates in...”
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Concerns on data ownership issues are still top of mind in 2014
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#DigitalSkeptic: Big Data is Dumb If You're Smart - TheStreet.com

#DigitalSkeptic: Big Data is Dumb If You're Smart - TheStreet.com | Knowledge-based Solutions in Agriculture | Scoop.it
“#DigitalSkeptic: Big Data is Dumb If You're Smart TheStreet.com "It's not about the size and sweep of the information you collect," explained the co-founder and CEO of FarmLogs, the Ann Arbor, Mich., agriculture data analysis firm.”
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Spotlight On: Water Sensors for Precision Irrigation - Trendlines

Spotlight On: Water Sensors for Precision Irrigation - Trendlines | Knowledge-based Solutions in Agriculture | Scoop.it
“Saturas, founded in 2013, is developing a miniature stem water potential sensor that can be embedded in the trunk of trees, vines, and plants to provide accurate information and enable farmers to optimize irrigation for … (#Agritech Israel: Spotlight...”
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Sensors to provide for system management
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Top 10 Big Data Stories Of 2013 - InformationWeek

Top 10 Big Data Stories Of 2013 - InformationWeek | Knowledge-based Solutions in Agriculture | Scoop.it
“SDTimes.com Top 10 Big Data Stories Of 2013 InformationWeek Big data ruled as one of the most popular tech topics of 2013, drawing reader interest along many different angles of coverage.”
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Provides some focus on the larger Big Data ecosystem
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Precision Agriculture Is Cost Effective for Farms of 5,000 Acres

Precision Agriculture Is Cost Effective for Farms of 5,000 Acres | Knowledge-based Solutions in Agriculture | Scoop.it
“Precision agriculture is a quantified approach to cultivation that employs sensing, input modulation, and data analytics to enhance the efficiency of agriculture and increased crop yields. While individual ...”
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7 Big Data Trends for 2014 | SmartData Collective

7 Big Data Trends for 2014 | SmartData Collective | Knowledge-based Solutions in Agriculture | Scoop.it
“It can be said that 2013 was really the year that Big Data seriously took off and went from being adopted by an exclusive group of companies to mainstream awareness.”
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Important backdrop as Big Data gets applied to ag
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Aerial Farming With GoPro and DJI Phantom 2 - The Farmer's Life

Aerial Farming With GoPro and DJI Phantom 2 - The Farmer's Life | Knowledge-based Solutions in Agriculture | Scoop.it
“Scott Farms is going airborne with a DJI Phantom 2 and GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition. We're just getting started with this new tech for the farm!!”
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Drones are making the news as a novel way to collect information to make the farmer more productive. This is a new source of data to be applied to agriculture.
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AgriNews: AGCO unveils global precision farming initiative

“AgriNews covers topics that affect local farm families and their businesses in Illinois and Indiana.”
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