PrecisionAg Excellence Award Winners

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The annual PrecisionAg Institute Awards of Excellence were presented during the opening general session of the InfoAg Conference on Tuesday to highlight exceptional work and achievement in precision technology research, education, development and adoption. The 8th class of honorees include – Educator/Researcher Award Dr. Matthew Darr, Iowa State University – Dr. Darr holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and Doctor …

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On Track with InfoAg 2014

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For the first time in its 14 year history, the InfoAg Conference is being held at the historic Union Station in St. Louis, instead of in Springfield, Illinois, and they have the largest number of attendees pre-registered and more registering on site. InfoAg continues to be the premier precision agriculture event for producers, consultants, and the crop production industry, featuring …

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AgStudio Third Party Integration

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Wireless data transfer is the latest trend in precision agriculture, and MapShots AgStudio is working with the majority of the leading machinery clouds to allow farmers to interface with them no matter which company they choose. “With our add on menu, you can actually update or upload all of your data,” said Josh Morris with MapShots tech support. “Doesn’t matter …

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AgStudio and Variable Rate Management

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We already heard from Clint Ingram with MapShots, who talked about the AgStudio Expo event, now we hear from his lovely wife Shauna who is also part of the MapShots family in the documentation and testing area. Shauna talked about how AgStudio works for Variable Rate Management. “It allows you to do as much detail as you want as far …

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AgStudio Updates and Future Expansion

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MapShots AgStudio is a constantly evolving product and development manager Ted Macy today gave an overview of the AgStudio of today with current updates and future expansions. One of the most interesting components that really caught the attention of MapShots customers at the AgStudio expo was AgStudio Select. “That’s the web version of our AgStudio desktop,” said Macy, who noted …

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MapShots AgStudio Expo Underway

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The 2014 InfoAg Expo kicks off tomorrow at St. Louis Union Station, but prior to that event, MapShots has brought in about 140 farmers and crop consultants for an AgStudio Expo today. “Little day session that goes through some of the aspects of AgStudio and that line of products from the farm version to the pro version,” said Clint Ingram …

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GROWMARK Picks AgIntegrated for Info Platform

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GROWMARK has teamed up with AgIntegrated (AGI) for the development of FS Advanced Information Services (FS AIS), a suite of tools to “connect data, analysis, insight, and application into one complete user experience for advanced field optimization.” AgIntegrated is an independent provider of ag information management consulting and technologies based in Pennsylvania and President Duane Reese says they are excited …

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LandViewer Sees Current Crop Conditions

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A new web portal offers a “real-time view of current crop conditions” allowing growers, traders, and grain buyers to correlate crop conditions with regional pricing information. Genscape’s new LandViewer platform offers dual-level, real-time images of critical growing variables allowing growers, traders, and grain buyers to correlate crop conditions with regional pricing information. “While NASA is publishing satellite vegetation vigor every …

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Farmers Reminded of Conservation Compliance Changes

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USDA is reminding farmers of conservation compliance changes included in the 2014 Farm Bill that may impact their operations. According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, producers are now required to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026). The Farm Bill relinked highly erodible land conservation and wetland conservation compliance with eligibility for premium support …

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Grassland Oregon Releases FIXatioN Balansa Clover

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Grassland Oregon has released a “next generation cover crop” specially designed to be winter-hardy and set up to 100 units of nitrogen per acre. Grassland Oregon co-founder Jerry Hall says they created FIXatioN to address a number of farmers’ concerns “and the result is a cover crop that outperforms all other clovers in hardiness, biomass and most importantly, nutrient fixing …

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