A John Deere Tractor for Every Need

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Dennis Ogle, Senior Marketing Representative, focused on the R Series tractors at John Deere‘s Reveal event in Moline, Illinois last week. They offer almost anything you could want for on-farm jobs, Ogle explains. From the 1000 tractor to the 8 R option, there are big things to think about. Choose tracked models or wheels, pick the cab comfort level you’ll …

Deere’s 3-Point Mounted Sprayer Packs a Punch

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Scott Geier is a marketing Manager for implements and attachments at John Deere, making him the go-to guy for information on their recently released 3-point mounted sprayer. The 3-point mounted sprayer is designed for use with tractors between 50 and 180 horsepower. While it’s small it’s also mighty, providing many features typically available only on larger-scale equipment. The new attachment …

John Deere Display Gets Smarter

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The John Deere Gen 4 monitor has been in large agriculture tractors since the 2014 model, but at the big Reveal event last week in Moline, Illinois the company unveiled its latest upgrade, the 4640 Universal Display. “Brand new today is a 4640 Universal display, so that means we have a portable display that we can retrofit back into 30 …

John Deere Adds New Tillage Tool

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There was no shortage of exciting new offerings on display at the John Deere Reveal in Moline, Illinois last week. One of those was the new Frontier™ VT17 Series Vertical Tillage Tool with adjustable gang angles, a rolling basket, and two blade options. “The point of these tillage tools is to mix, slice, and incorporate residue and leave a nice finish for a …

Iteris Enhances ClearAg iOS Mobile and Web App

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ClearAg Web and Mobile have both gotten an upgrade with a new Harvest Advisor and Nutrient Advisor now ready for ag retailers, crop consultants and crop science companies to use to advisor growers. The Harvest Advisor within the iOS application now provides users with the ability to both harvest and archive crops in preparation for using the fields for new …

MagGrow Brings Innovation to Crop Protection

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After three years of developing products, founding member and CEO of MagGrow, Gary Wickham became part of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator just as they were ready to bring their solutions to growers. It was Wickham’s brother who discovered the need that was the mother of this invention. While working in Florida he saw serious flaws with pesticide spray. As a …

BASF Introduces Provisia Rice System

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BASF’s Provisia Rice System will offer growers post-emergent control of a variety of weeds, including acetolactate synthase (ALS) resistant grasses, weedy rice, and red rice. The new system has received EPA approval for the 2018 growing system. “The Provisia Rice System provides growers with a much-needed technology,” said Nick Fassler, Manager, Technical Marketing, BASF. “This system helps achieve more rotational …

Syngenta Receives EPA Registration for Fortenza

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Syngenta‘s Fortenza® seed treatment insecticide for use on corn and cotton. Growers in areas with cutworm history, along with other pests like fall army worm, white grub, seadcorn maggot and wireworm, will be able to provide early-season protection with the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. Fortenza is labeled to protect against insects above- and below-ground …

SkySquirrel Leaps Ahead in Aerial Imaging

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When Richard van der Put looked at the potential for his drone company, SkySquirrel Technologies, he found a niche in vineyards, but he also found a niche with his software. “What you see in the market is, obviously, drones are being utilized more and more by farmers, but all of our competitors are basically using the same technology on the …

Farm Market iD Covers More Than 1 Billion Acres

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Farm Market iD‘s annual update is ready for more use on more than one billion acres. That’s likely because the FMiD proprietary data is the only farm and ranch source for detailed information that isn’t inferred or extrapolated. Instead it’s built on more than 100 different objective transactional sources, including some exclusive to FMiD. Today, Farm Market iD is the …