2014 Pre-Harvest Prep

Melissa Sandfort

It wasn’t long ago the focus was on getting the crops planted, fertilized, and sprayed. Hopefully the hard work is paying off and yields are looking good for the fall. With cost of inputs remaining high and a dip in most crop prices, it is very crucial to know what practices were successful and which did not have a good …

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Ag Leader at InfoAg Conference

Melissa Sandfort

July 29-31, growers, crop consultants and other industry representatives will be able to find Ag Leader experts at the InfoAg Conference at Union Station in St. Louis, Mo. On Thursday at 10 a.m., Luke James, Ag Leader Software Sales Manager, will be presenting a session on AgFiniti, Ag Leader’s new cloud-based platform. The event is free to all attendees. Listen …

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Ag Leader at InfoAg Conference

Melissa Sandfort

July 29-31, growers, crop consultants and other industry representatives will be able to find Ag Leader experts at the InfoAg Conference at Union Station in St. Louis, Mo. This show is a premier conference for attendees to hear about a wide range of topics on technology applications and data management and interpretation. Luke James, Ag Leader Software Sales Manager, gives …

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AgGateway Releases Agricultural Glossary

Melissa Sandfort

AgGateway is introducing a comprehensive agricultural glossary that can be freely accessed and used by the industry to facilitate accurate communications. The glossary is a one-stop location in the form of an online wiki for agriculture terms, definitions, acronyms, key words and synonyms. The glossary pulls from a number of established industry sources and includes government definitions for key terms, …

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New Features to DirectCommand Application Management

Melissa Sandfort

Ag Leader Technology has announced the addition of new features to its DirectCommand™ application management system. This update is part of a recent firmware upgrade – version 5.4 – to the Ag Leader® Integra and Versa™ displays. Among the new features with the 5.4 firmware is Product Templates. Product Templates are a significant improvement to product mix/blend functionality, providing easy …

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Educator Training Adds New Resources for Teachers

Melissa Sandfort

Summer is here and that means the 2014 Educators Training Event is right around the corner. August 5-7, Ag Leader will be holding the 5th annual training event tailored towards educators at the high school, community college and university level. This year we have some exciting news to share regarding the Educational Solutions Package. We are placing the final touches …

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Academy – New Summer Courses!

Melissa Sandfort

With planting season in full swing, growers and dealers alike are working around the clock to get the crop planted. At the Ag Leader training center, folks are staying plenty busy as well, as they prepare for the summer training season. In the midst of planting most do not think of harvest. However, Ag Leader is excited to announce that …

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Crop Scouting – Using All Your Data, Part 2

Melissa Sandfort

Last week, we discussed utilizing your precision ag data while crop scouting. While it’s important to have access to that reference data in the field, you may ask yourself how can I use GPS technology to precisely and more efficiently record crop and pest observations? Or how can I precisely map and integrate my crop sensor readings into precision scouting …

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Crop Scouting – Using All Your Precision Ag Data

Melissa Sandfort

The evolution of precision ag has impacted how growers and ag professionals accomplish many tasks. We’ve seen in-field crop scouting evolve from a notepad and pencil, to a GPS enabled tablet/mobile device to simply record crop and pest observations. Is it adequate for you to just document observations? Want to precisely navigate to each hybrid planted? Want to navigate to …

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How secure is my data?

Melissa Sandfort

There has been a lot of buzz recently over precision ag data and its recent integration into the world of cloud computing. This buzz has sparked quite a debate over who really owns this data. Does the grower own this data, or is this data available for others? This debate seems to be gaining as much traction as the classic …

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