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Drones and Agricultural Sensors

Drones and Agricultural Sensors

Last chance to cast your vote for the Potato Europe 2017 Innovation Award
Check out the five products nominated for the Potato Europe 2017 Innovation Award. Until Monday September 11, noon, you can still vote for your favorite!
 New Tong Caretaker trailer reversing sensors are a hit with potato growers
Tong’s market leading Caretaker mobile (potato) grader is now available with a new option of trailer reversing sensors, make loading the grader’s hopper much quicker, safer, easier and more accurate than ever before.
Tolsma-Grisnich 5M temperature sensor cable for bulk potato storage
Tolsma-Grisnich has developed a temperature sensor cable that is 5m in length and that can measure the product temperature at various heights throughout the stack of potatoes.The product is one of the five finalists for the Potato Europe Innovation Awards.
Early maturing potato cultivars identified successfully using ground-penetrating radar by Texas A&M Agrilife
Dirk Hays,Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant geneticist: “With Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), we can image the size of the tubers and get a correlation to the actual physical size of the potato without harvesting them. Potatoes are a dream for Ground Penetrating Radar.”
Drones can help optimize the use of nitrogen fertilization in potato farming
Now there is a validated method that can not only determine far more precisely how much nitrogen should be applied, but also shows us the differences in nitrogen demand within fields. This will lead to a much more efficient use of nitrogen.
Colombia: Crean un dron que siembra medio bulto de papa por trayecto
Lo que comenzó como una idea para desarrollar un robot que transplantara árboles, terminó convertido en un dron para sembrar papas. Estudiantes de la universidad Uniagraria de Bogotá idearon este revolucionario proyecto.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
AVR launches trailed Ceres 450 combined potato planter
Now that the potato planting season is upon us, we have a newcomer in the field. Potato machine manufacturer AVR is launching the trailed Ceres 450 combined potato planter.
Local mayor gets potato planting underway for PotatoEurope 2017
The potatoes that will be used in the live demonstrations during the PotatoEurope trade show, which will take place on 13 and 14 September in Emmeloord, the Netherlands, have been planted.