Trimble Adds Modem To Enhance RTK Signal

Kurt Lawton

If constant RTK connection is an issue in some of your fields, Trimble has a new Ag3000 modem solution that works with their AgGPS Autopilot system. It allows farmers to improve machine guidance in areas where RTK (Real Time Kinematic) signal towers won’t reach. Trimble designed the Ag3000 to easily interface with Trimble Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers, lightbars …

Company Announcement, Equipment, GPS, Guidance, Satellite, Trimble

Farm Program Pays For Smart Nitrogen

Kurt Lawton

Speaking of precision fertilization, if you’re thinking about trying Agrium’s ESN controlled-release nitrogen fertilizer product, check with your local NRCS office to see if you qualify for a $12-$24/acre payment in the CSP program. Deadline to apply is September 30. “Growers are already dedicated stewards of the land and we are very pleased to see the government rewarding them for …

Company Announcement, Conservation, Fertilizer, Financing, sustainability

Prep Your Yield Monitor Webinar Tomorrow

Kurt Lawton

The Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network is hosting a yield monitor webinar tomorrow morning (Wednesday Sept. 16) from 7:30 to 8:30 am CDT. This webinar will focus on pre-harvest yield monitor preparation. Tips will be provided to help growers and agronomists avoid common problems that often result in yield data loss. The webinar will also help increase the accuracy of …

Education, Equipment, Harvesting

Take Command of Planting With SureStop

Chuck Zimmerman

Another Ag Leader Technology helpful representative I met at the Farm Progress Show was Chad Huedepohl. He was showing growers their new SureStop Electric Row Clutch. The product was in limited release a year ago but now they’ve done a full release and Chad says the product has generated a lot of interest. He says the SureStop basically shuts down …

Ag Group, Audio, seed

Farmer Uses Insight To Start Precision Farming

Kurt Lawton

Young farmers often have a drive for efficiency, and technology. North Plate, Neb., grower Nathan Kramer is no different. He knows the tools of precision agriculture can get him there. But data holds the key. “If you don’t know where you’re at, it’s hard to tell where you’re going,” Nathan says, with regard to their lack of baseline yield data. …

Ag Leader, Corn, Equipment, Farmers, Fertilizer, Guidance, Insights Weekly, Planting, wheat

New SMS Software From Ag Leader Technology

Chuck Zimmerman

When you visit a farm show the first question I hear asked is, “What’s new?” In the Ag Leader Technology exhibit at the Farm Progress Show Jess Ahrens answered that by telling me about the latest version of their SMS software. She says they’ve just released Version 9.5 which supports more monitor types including the Hemishpere and AutoFarm GPS displays. …

Ag Leader, Audio, Farm Progress Show

Deere Adds New AutoTrac Guidance Products

Kurt Lawton

John Deere’s machine guidance portfolio expands by two products, which can also be used on select non-John Deere platforms. New AutoTrac Controller expands its AutoTrac SF1, SF2 and RTK compatibility on more vehicles such as select Case IH Magnum and MX Series tractors. AutoTrac Controller provides similar performance levels to competitive systems and enhanced performance compared to our current AutoTrac …

Company Announcement, Displays, Equipment, GPS, Guidance, John Deere

Trimble Expands Capabilities Of FmX Display

Kurt Lawton

Trimble‘s AgGPS FmX integrated display version 2.0 has added control of it’s mid-range, more cost-effective options, such as TrueGuide, EZ-Steer and LB25 detachable lightbar. Priced from US$5,995 MSRP, the FmX is a multi-function, touch screen controller with built-in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers to address specific farmer needs in machine guidance, including control of the tractor and the implement …

Company Announcement, Displays, Equipment, GPS, Software, Trimble

Leica Expands Connectivity To Growing GPS CORS Network

Kurt Lawton

Farmers who have precision guidance equipment and access to the growing CORS (Continuously Operating Reference System) towerless GPS network have a new tool from Leica Geosystems to tap into it. The Intuicom RTK Bridge allows farm equipment with guidance systems to access real-time RTK network correction without the use of a base station. State-wide CORS and private real-time networks are …

Company Announcement, Equipment, GPS, Leica Geosystems