GEOSYS: Good Decisions from Good Information

John Davis

Making good decisions on the farm has a lot to do with knowledge and hard work. But the best knowledge and the hardest work can be undone if you’re starting with bad information. To help farmers get the best information Geosys has just announced the Field Profit Planner, a comprehensive tool for farmers and their advisors who pursue high efficiency …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, agronomy, Audio, computers, InfoAg

New feature for Optimizer 2.0

Talia Goes

An agronomy firm whose smartphone application projects corn yields on a daily basis will launch a new function on the app to increase accuracy and reduce data entry. The new function from Advanced Ag Solutions LLC, models anticipated irrigation to reduce data entry for farmers and their crop advisors. It is part of the company’s Optimizer 2.0 app, which recently …

Agribusiness, agronomy, weather

See Your Machine in the Field

Chuck Zimmerman

“Machine & Agronomic Data Management: Maximizing Your Productivity” is the title of a Commodity Classic WIN session sponsored by John Deere. One of the presenters was Kathy Michael, Senior Product Manager, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. The way that John Deere is helping farmers maximize their machine and agronomic data is with JD Link, their telematic platform, which is based …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Audio, Commodity Classic, Data Collection, John Deere Podcast: Preparing for 2013

Meghan Grebner

Part of producing efficiently is also being prepared for the unknowns.  As farmers 2012 began – there were hopes of high yields and a bountiful harvest.  As the drought set in – the crops started to deteriorate and it became more obvious this would be a year where we would need to expect the unexpected.  As we enter a New …

agronomy, Education, Precision Pays Podcast, Risk Management, weather

GROWMARK Excited About N-Watch

Cindy Zimmerman

If farmers could determine the concentration, form and location of plant-available nitrogen, deciding when and where and how much to apply would be that much easier. That’s the goal of N-Watch, which started this year as a small scale, pilot program by GROWMARK in partnership with FS Member Cooperatives. The objectives of the program are to quantify the form of …

agronomy, Audio, Fertilizer, Growmark, Nutrient Management, Video

Winfield Solutions’ R7 Agronomy Tool Voted Top in Technology

Melissa Sandfort

In May, ARA invited members to nominate technologies and/or presenters to be featured during the Technology Breakout Session during the ARA Annual Conference & Expo. The 11 nominees were then presented to ARA membership for voting. Voting concluded on Thursday, October 18 with WinField Solutions’ R7 Tool winning with 173 votes. The R7 Tool is a comprehensive precision farming solution …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Variable rate

Celebrating National Co-op Month

Cindy Zimmerman

Each October, cooperatives across the United States celebrate the cooperative difference, business model and the contributions of cooperatives to their communities during National Co-op Month and this year continues the celebration of 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives with the slogan “Cooperative enterprises build a better world.” As one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, GROWMARK has been celebrating all …

agronomy, Audio, FS Green Plan Solution, Growmark

Using Long-Term Trends as Planning Guide for 2013

Joanna Schroeder

There was a lot of talk during the Farm Progress Show this year about the epic drought and how it was impacting growers across the country. Brent Wilson, DuPont Pioneer technical services manager, was out interacting with growers and when talking with them heard quite often that they just want to put the epic drought of 2012 behind them. But …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Audio, Farm Progress Show