New Mobile Farm Manager App

Melissa Sandfort

To help give producers easier access to important farm and field information through their mobile device, John Deere introduces John Deere Mobile Farm Manager. The application, which can be downloaded free from the Apple Store, is compatible with iPad and iPhone mobile devices and connects to customers’ Apex farm management software. Mobile Farm Manger has several functions that producers will …

Agribusiness, Apps, John Deere

Deeper Roots, Strong Yield With Drought-Tolerant Corn

Melissa Sandfort

A root comparison study conducted this season at Monsanto’s Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center in Gothenburg, Neb., provided a dramatic demonstration of just how important a deep, strong root structure is to help corn plants withstand drought conditions. The research program evaluated the performance of a DEKALB® drought-tolerant corn product versus two competitor products – a Pioneer® Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrid …

Agribusiness, Corn, Research

Meet Bob Haselwood – Precision.AgWired.com Profile

Jamie Johansen

Time for another Precision.AgWired.com Profile where we spotlight a farmer who is taking advantage of the technologies in precision agriculture. Meet Bob Haselwood, a crop from Kansas and treasurer for the United Soybean Board. I met Bob at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. “We are using precision agriculture. We started about 2001. The first step we …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Equipment, FMC, NAFB, Soybeans

New Adjuvant Technology for Greater Drift Control

Melissa Sandfort

Aerial applicators now have an on-target solution when delivering timely and more precise applications of crop protection products. Precision Laboratories, a leading provider of specialized chemistries, recently introduced Volare DC™, a new adjuvant technology for aerial applicators. Volare DC, briefly known as Avianis DC, delivers improved drift control, deposition and coverage when applied through aerial application equipment. Unlike ordinary drift …

Agribusiness, Spraying

Career & Technical Education Threatened In Missouri

Jamie Johansen

Last week I shared on AgWired how Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the state of Missouri are being threatened by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) new Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 5). MSIP 5 removes the priority for organizations like the FFA from a students high school education. Bringing attention to this issue has got …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, FFA

Partial Corn Stover Removal Reduces Management Challenges

Melissa Sandfort

Corn residue increases proportionally with corn yields, creating management challenges for growers. To help address those, agronomists and scientists from DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Industrial Biosciences teamed up to conduct research on the impact of residue removal on the long-term agronomic and environmental integrity of fields. Stover is also evaluated for cellulosic ethanol production, which has benefits for both farmers …

Agribusiness, Corn, Harvesting

Mix Tank App Receives Award

Melissa Sandfort

Precision Laboratories is pleased to announce that their award-winning and patent-pending Mix Tank app was “highly commended” for “Best Stewardship Program” at the recent AGROW AWARDS gala in London, England. Precision Laboratories’ smartphone app was recognized for its utility to applicators and was highly commended by the judging panel. Mix Tank is designed to assist agricultural applicators and farmers with …

Aerial Application, Agribusiness, Apps, Spraying

FMC Talks New Product Lines

Jamie Johansen

FMC Corporation shared new product lines during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talks. Chuck talked with Bentley Curry, FMC Representative, about herbicides and harvest aids farmers can take advantage of in the fields. “This year we had the Authority line of products in combination with Authority XL, Authority MTZ. Probably the product that was best fitted for …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Cotton, FMC, Harvesting, NAFB, Soybeans

Connected Farm Solution Has New Features

Melissa Sandfort

Trimble introduced several new features to further enhance its Connected Farm™ solution. Connected Farm is an integrated operations management solution that provides information exchange across the entire farm. New features include additional viewing capabilities between vehicles operating in the same field, and reports on the productivity and delay of field equipment. Trimble’s Connected Farm vehicle-to-vehicle communication allows real-time wireless data …

Agribusiness, Data Collection, Displays, Trimble

Creating A Voice For Custom Harvesters

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Custom Harvesters, like many other agricultural organizations, represented themselves well at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. Tracy Zeorian, President, and Kent Braathen, Vice President of U.S. Custom Harvesters, shared the history of the organization and how they are providing a voice for custom harvesters across the country. “Our organization is comprised of all custom harvesters: …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Cotton, Equipment, Harvesting, NAFB, wheat