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3 Technology Trends From Agritechnica 2017

From the provocative to the practical, the world’s largest agricultural machinery trade show offered a peak at upcoming innovations.
Touting a theme of ‘Green Future — Smart Technology,’ Agritechnica 2017 in Hannover, Germany, featured both progressive and pragmatic innovations. Precision technology was again a focal point with nearly 700 of the 2,800 exhibitors showcasing the latest hardware, software and other mechanical components.
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Top 6 Drones for Agriculture

Agricultural drones have been changing the face of farming and cultivation heavily the past few years and completely changing the way that many farmers and other entities go about their business. Drones have the ability to check storm damage, monitor crop progress and make sure that both crops and herds are healthy.
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Veris Launches iScan Soil Sensing Tool

Seeing the need to for more flexibility to map soils, Eric Lund, president of Veris Technologies discusses the features of the new iScan system that mounts to the row unit of a tillage implement or planter. The front coulter and the rear closing disc contain 2 electrodes that inject electrical current and then 2 chromium carbide points detect the electrical array after it’s gone down in the soil about 2 feet. An optical sensor also shines red and infrared light 2 inches deep to measure soil optical properties which relate to organic matter.
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