Google Glass On The Farm? Extreme AgNerds Scout Cotton

Google Glass On The Farm? Extreme AgNerds Scout Cotton

Recently I was astounded by the amount of agnerdness that took over my Twitter & Goggle Plus streams as friends with the Auburn University Extension Service started sharing photos of a cotton agronomist using Google Glass to scout a cotton crop. Yes, it was Google Glass on the farm!Β 

Here’s one of the photos that John Fulton (Google+ and @fultop) shared of agronomist Greg Pate.Β google glass on a cotton farm fulton

And Jim Langcuster (Google+ and @extensionguy) also snapped photos…. I especially like this one of Greg looking at the various fruiting positions on a cotton plant! I wonder if he could use those to record a series of photos and videos like the one on my what does a cotton plant look like post?

scouting cotton with Google glass

Jim wrote a great article on the Google Glass cotton farm demo saying “farmers place a high premium on mobility β€” namely, the ability to communicate and to upload and download digital information on their mobile devices while their hands are free to conduct all manner of essential business on the farm, whether it’s crop scouting, repairing an irrigation system or calibrating a sprayer.”

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16 thoughts on “Google Glass On The Farm? Extreme AgNerds Scout Cotton

  1. I have heard of Google Glass but never took much notice but someone told me they saw right through it πŸ™‚

    Have a googletastic week πŸ˜‰

  2. I’m not really sure what Google Glass is – first time hearing it. But that is cool.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy WW πŸ™‚

  3. When I first heard about Google Glass I thought it was kind of a dumb idea. Images of people stepping out of a crashed car is all I envisioned for it. Not for a second did I think it would be such a cool tool for farmers to use, but the pictures alone are enough for me to change my mind.

    1. Glad to hear it! I have to say I was with you. Hadn’t had anyone provide what I felt like was the type of application I would think had value but this could be a great utility.

  4. Just what society needs, a device that allows you to be ‘connected’ (and distracted) at every moment. How about slowing down instead? To enjoy walking down the street and not see it purely as a means to an end. To appreciate whatever natural beauty you can see at that particular moment or heaven forbid, noticing and acknowledging the people around you.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass

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