Precision.AgWired.com Podcast

Cindy Zimmerman

We are happy to introduce a new and improved Precision.AgWired.com Podcast, a monthly feature with news and information important for growers who want to produce more efficiently. Thanks to Ag Leader Technology for their sponsorship. In this first edition of the podcast, we hear from champions who choose precision technology and how taking your software mapping solutions to the field …

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InfoAg Talk: Understand Nutrient Variability

Kurt Lawton

Growers need to focus on getting the right nutrient source applied at the right time, rate and place, says Steve Phillips, southeast region director of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). In his talk at the recent InfoAg precision agriculture conference, Phillips outlined the top 10 reasons why we need to understand spatial variability for nutrient management. 10. We need …

Ag Leader, Audio, Conservation, Corn, Education, Farmers, Fertilizer, InfoAg, sustainability

InfoAg Talk: Soil Management Zones Increase N Efficiency

Kurt Lawton

Ten years of research by Dr. Raj Khosla and his precision agriculture grad students at Colorado State University has produced a soil color based management zone technique that accurately optimizes Nitrogen use efficiency within and across zones in given corn fields. “Once farmers realize the value of varying N rates based on field productivity zones, most want to add more …

Aerial Imagery, Ag Leader, Audio, Farmers, Fertilizer, GPS, InfoAg, Software

InfoAg Talk: Technology You Can Use

Kurt Lawton

Speaking at the bi-annual precision agriculture InfoAg conference in Springfield, Ill., recently, Utah State Geospatial Extension Specialist Phil Rasmussen talked about the latest tools he uses in the field. Rasmussen has worked with NASA on remote sensing projects, and 10 years ago began a geospatial training program for County Extension agents called “On Target.” In his talk he highlighted the …

Audio, Education, Equipment, GPS, InfoAg, Satellite, Software, University

Precision and Peanuts

Cindy Zimmerman

I recently attended the Southern Peanut Growers Conference blog and talked with representatives from Trimble and Ag Technologies who work together in the Southeast to provide the very latest in technology to help peanut growers be more productive. Tim East of Trimble and Brian Kelly of Ag Technologies discussed their relationship with peanut growers in the southeast and what they …

Audio, Equipment, Events

New Prescription N Application Sensor

Kurt Lawton

At this week’s InfoAg 2009 conference, precision.agwired.com caught up with Ag Leader Technology’s Roger Zielke to discuss a new sensor-driven product designed to help growers apply prescription Nitrogen rates by measuring the health of the growing crop. Zielke, who heads up new business development for Ag Leader, describes how this Holland Scientific light sensor reads light reflectance of the growing …

Aerial Imagery, Ag Leader, Audio, Equipment, Fertilizer, Industry News

Virtual Weather Technology Helps Agronomic Decisions

Kurt Lawton

At this week’s InfoAg 2009 precision farming conference, National Corn Grower Association yield champion David Hula of Renwood Farms in eastern Virginia gave a presentation on technology and productivity. As a seed producer, he likes to keep his customers informed on proper planting dates. One technology he uses to do this is Skybit.com. Hula says this virtual weather station accurately …

Ag Leader, Audio, Corn, Education, Farmers, Planting, Resources, weather

Plan Now For Better Fall Fertilizer Control

Kurt Lawton

With corn tassels popping rapidly across the Corn Belt, growers continue scouting and are beginning to think about harvest prep work as well as fall fertilization strategies. While attending this week’s InfoAg 2009 conference, precision.agwired.com caught up with Ag Leader Technology’s Jeff Bentley to gain more insight into grower use of accurate fertilizer control. In this interview, Bentley, who heads …

Ag Leader, Audio, Displays, Equipment, Fertilizer, InfoAg

Rugged Handheld Mobile PC With GPS

Kurt Lawton

Continuing coverage of InfoAg 2009 conference here at precision.agwired.com also includes some news updates from our sponsor, Ag Leader Technologies. One of the products that jumps out at you in their booth is the bright orange rubberized SMS Mobile Field PC—which looks tough enough to play football with in the rain and mud. Seriously though, it truly can withstand field …

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