Ag Technology

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On the left, a comparison of participating fields in 2020 (a) and 2021 (b). On the right, total area of participating fields in 2020 (c) and distribution of individual field sizes in 2021 (d).

Panhandle Learning Agricultural Network (PLAN) Aims to Increase Farmer Adoption of Field-based Sensors

October 7, 2021
PLAN aims to use sensors, low-cost telemetry such as Internet of Things (IoT), localized algorithms, and an interactive data display and processing interface to better serve the farming community in the Nebraska Panhandle.

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Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Potato Protection Perspectives

August 26, 2021
Agronomists Seth Gurley and Jessie Ziems discuss the complexities of potato protection and how they are leveraging digital tools and advanced technology to combat pest pressure across the CSS Farms, Inc. operation.

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Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Seeing is Believing

August 19, 2021
Franklin Peitz, John Deere product marketing manager, shares operation and performance highlights of John Deere's newly available See & Spray Select system, the first public selective spraying system.

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Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Spray Tech Savvy

August 13, 2021
Sam Marx, UNL research technologist, discusses PWM technology, challenges in the spray application industry, and his work to improve the efficiency of spray nozzle designs using computational fluid dynamics.

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Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Sky-High Scouting

August 5, 2021
Taranis Regional Sales Manager Tim Pearson highlights the company’s approach to scouting — specifically the technology used in Taranis’ precision scouting services, and how it is making scouting operations more efficient.

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Water and Crops Field Day Set for Aug. 26

August 3, 2021
This year’s focus, “Using Technology to Improve Efficiency and Resiliency,” will involve in-field demonstrations of irrigation and nitrogen, chemigation as a pest management tool, and more.

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Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Partners in Precision

July 29, 2021
Ethan Noll, of AgPartners Cooperative, Inc., offers his perspective on the digital tools that AgPartners is leveraging to enhance crop protection services for their customers.

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Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Sporing New Insights

July 28, 2021
Kristine White, CEO of Spornado, discusses how her company is providing predictive fungal disease insights with its Spornado Sampler, an in-field device that captures airborne fungal spores above the crop canopy.

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