EPA at InfoAg 07

Cindy Zimmerman

An Illinois native who now advises the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on agricultural issues was a keynote speaker at the InfoAg 2007 conference last week in Springfield, IL. Jon Scholl, who spent some 25 years with Illinois Farm Bureau, congratulated the participants at the conference for the work they are doing using new technology to address environmental concerns. …

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John Deere AMS at InfoAg 2007

Cindy Zimmerman

This good looking bunch was staffing the John Deere Ag Management Solutions booth at the 2007 InfoAg Conference this week in Springfield, Illinois. From left to right they are: Matt Danner, Andrea Grube, Kevin Ripple, and Patrick Sikora. Chuck Zimmerman interviewed all four of them at the conference about John Deere AMS. Andrea, who is a regional specialist for AMS, …

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InfoAg 2007 Kicks Off in Illinois

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2007 InfoAg Conference is underway in Springfield, Illinois. Harold Reetz with the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) and Foundation for Agronomic Research (FAR) kicked off the conference Tuesday morning before an audience of about 500. Chuck Zimmerman interviewed Harold after the opening session and he provides an overview of the conference, including the fact that there are 60 speakers …

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In-season N management

Melissa Sandfort

The key to maximizing corn yields. Planting is complete, fields have been sprayed for weeds and insects, and as you drive by your fields and gaze at the first three rows of healthy corn from your truck window, everything looks as it should…but is it? It’s impossible to know exactly what is going on throughout your entire field, but you …

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Crops Face N Deficiency Stress

Cindy Zimmerman

With potential yield losses at stake, corn growers are being urged to check nitrogen levels in their fields this summer. Darrell Anderson, Successful Farming Radio Magazine, discussed that issue with Tom McGraw, owner of Midwest Independent Soil Samplers in Buffalo Lake, MN. “The decisions are more important than ever,” says McGraw. “We can’t just throw on lots of nitrogen for …

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UNL Expert on OptiGro System

Cindy Zimmerman

Randy Koenen of KTIC/KWPN/Rural Radio Network in West Point, Nebraska recently interviewed Jim Schepers, USDA-ARS soil scientist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, about the OptiGro imaging program available through John Deere Agri Services. “In years like this with lots of excessive rainfall, what happens is nitrogen losses,” Schepers says. “Too much water for two or three days will trigger de-nitrification.” …

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How OptiGro Can Help With N-Deficiency

Cindy Zimmerman

Crop stress associated with nitrogen deficiency is showing up in some fields in the Midwest. Tracy Blackmer, an Iowa farmer who is director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association, recently talked with Neil Trobak of KCIM in Carroll, IA about the situation. “We do a lot of field research projects around the state focusing on nitrogen in corn,” said …

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Another “Reach for the Stars” Winner in Illinois

Cindy Zimmerman

There were a total of 15 growers nationwide who won the American Soybean Association/John Deere Reach for the Stars contest this year, and two of them were from Illinois. Dave Russell of Brownfield Network recently caught up with Chris Von Holten of Walnut, Illinois to ask how he is enjoying the use of a John Deere precision technology package for …

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Nebraska “Reach for the Stars” Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Duane Toews of KFRM, the “Voice of the Plains” in Clay Center, Kansas has been keeping in touch with Todd Swanson of Wahoo, Nebraska who was one of the John Deere/American Soybean Association Reach for the Stars contest winners. Duane sent in two reports with Todd about how the precision ag technology package he is getting to try out for …

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