No industry has been a greater beneficiary from engineering, technology, and innovation than agriculture.
In a region that is recognized as the world's largest producer of pecans along with other agricultural staples produced in the state, producers know the importance of technology and how they are beneficial to their operations economically.
On this page are resources such as no cost applications and presentations of farming technology products from various technology companies that have benefited and continue to be beneficial to the farming community. For more details on a specific company and the products and services rendered, please select the logo icon.
Developed by Agrible,
Morning Farm Report is a free app that gathers and provides field-specific data, alerts and agronomic forecasts, helping growers to plan farming activities.
Morning Farm Report is available only in Android at the moment.
Developed by Nutrien,
the by-product of the Potash and Agrium merger,
eKonomics is a web-based portal that helps growers with ROI with its suite of web based applications:
Nutrient ROI Calculator 2.0, Growing Degree Days Calculator,
Nutrient Removal Calculator, and Rainfall Tracker.
Viewed as an advanced agricultural tool,
ImageIT, through technology and imagery analysis, converts the grower's phone into a tool to assess plant nitrogen uptake and generates recommendations on any perceived nitrogen deficiencies.
Available in the App Store and as a web-based application for Android users, SoilWeb is an application, developed at the UC Davis California Soil Resource Lab in collaboration with the
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service,
that allows its users real time access to soil assessment data based on GPS location. A very useful tool for soil and land assessments.
AI and Robotics
Based out of Ames, Iowa, Smart Ag is an innovative technology company that features artificial intelligence or AI farming automation technology software products with AutoCart being its first application. The AutoCart software fully automates existing grain cart tractors, regardless of manufacturers, to assist during peak , hectic harvest season.
A German manufacturer of agricultural heavy equipment, Fendt created Xaver, an agricultural robotics product, consisting of coordinated robots and a Cloud platform to plant, monitor and document the entire planting process. The robots, approximately 100 lbs, are powered by 400 watt electric motors and are believed to use up to 70% less energy than conventional methods to perform the same task.
Acquired by Deere in November of 2017,
Sunnyvale, CA based Blue River Technology develops smart technology and robotics with an emphasis on agriculture. The "See & Spray" technology developed by BRT, the technology, through imagery analysis and machine learning, identifies and addresses plant needs, lowering growers costs in terms of fertilizing and weed control.
DJI is revolutionizing the integration of technology and agriculture. The AGRAS MG-1 applies fertilizer and pesticides to field crops with accuracy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The device can cover between seven to ten acres per hour and has a tank holding capacity of about 2.5 gallons.
FarmBot is an open source precision agriculture CNC farming technology which uses a Cartesian coordinate robot farming machine, software and documentation including a farming data repository. According to FarmBot, their objective is to "create an open and accessible technology aiding everyone to grow food and to grow food for everyone."