Horticultural Technology Cheat Sheet

Horticultural Technology Cheat Sheet

A lot of new terms are thrown around by technology experts as if the rest of us should understand what they mean. Here’s a quick list of definitions for words and phrases you may hear:


Precision Ag Vision Conference adBioinformatics: The science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data.

EFR: Electronic Farm Record, or standardized field-by-field data cards.

GIS: A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface. GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map. This enables people to more easily see, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships. (Source: National Geographic)

UAS: Unmanned aerial system, or the total drone and software system. In some cases, this includes the full strategy for deploying the drone and software.

UAV: Unmanned aerial vehicle, or a drone. This is the hardware, as opposed to the UAS.