HAT’s Off to Precision Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

Use of precision agriculture technology is revolutionizing the farm equipment business. Gary Truitt with Hoosier Ag Today radio network in Indiana sent in this report with a southwest Indiana tractor dealer who talks about how precision ag has changed the way they do business in a very positive way. According to Rich Linenburg of Vincennes Tractor, AutoTrac and GPS systems …

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The Precision Ag Minute

Cindy Zimmerman

This Precision Ag Minute is about efficiency and accuracy with John Deere’s AutoTrac Universal Assisted Steering system. Peter Shinn with Brownfield Network talked to Russ Lamphair of Missouri about how AutoTrac allows him to plant perfect rows and spray with zero overlap. You can listen to the latest Precision Ag Minute here: Precision Ag Minute 4 (1 min mp3)

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The Precision Ag Minute

Cindy Zimmerman

This Precision Ag Minute is about how John Deere’s AutoTrac system is a good investment. Peter Shinn with Brownfield Network talked to Burt Heinrick of Texas about how the system helped him see immediate results. “In today’s time in agriculture, we can’t mess around too much. We gotta get ‘er done,” says Heinrick. You can listen to the latest Precision …

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OptiGro Sound Bite

Cindy Zimmerman

Here is a short sound bite, courtesy of Cyndi Young with Brownfield Network, that explains the advantage of John Deere’s OptiGro System for corn and wheat growers in less than 30 seconds. Jeff Kaiser with John Deere’s Agri Services does the explaining. “The real difference is getting an image when you want it and getting it quickly after it’s taken,” …

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Precision.AgWired.com With Sprayers

Cindy Zimmerman

The industry leader in sprayers is even better with precision technology. The John Deere 4720 was on display at the 2007 Commodity Classic, pictured here with Craig Weynand, Division Marketing Manager for John Deere Sprayers. Weynand says the 4720 is their most popular sprayer, “This machine is really tailored to the corn and soybean producer in the Midwest and the …

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Reports From Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

The president-elect of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting sent in a couple of interviews he did at Commodity Classic about precision agriculture. Randy Koenen of KTIC/KWPN/Rural Radio Network in West Point, Nebraska interviewed Laura Robson of John Deere AMS about the “Reach for the Stars” program. Randy Interview with Laura (1:30 min mp3) Randy also talked with Kyle Collins …

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The Precision Ag Minute

Cindy Zimmerman

This Precision Ag Minute is about how yield monitors can help increase profits. Peter Shinn with Brownfield Network talked to one Nebraska farmer about how grid sampling showed him how much his farm’s nutrient demands vary, which is helping him save money. Find out more about John Deere’s Harvest Doc and Harvest Monitor here. You can listen to the latest …

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Making Risk Management Easier

Cindy Zimmerman

Dennis Daggett, Senior Vice President of John Deere Risk Protection (JDRP) was a busy guy at the Commodity Classic trade show talking to growers about how new reports from Apex Farm Management software can help them capture important crop information and data to simplify the reporting process for crop insurance. “John Deere Risk Protection is a new group to John …

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OptiGro Grows into Corn and Wheat

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn and wheat growers visiting the 2007 Commodity Classic this week can find out about a new system that can help them optimize yields while improving use-efficiency of nitrogen and other inputs. It’s called the OptiGro System, and according to John Mann, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for John Deere Agri-Services, it has already been used successfully by cotton growers. …

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