Precision Agriculture Being Developed in Japan

Chuck Zimmerman

This past week I’ve been attending an International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Japan. On one of our stops we saw precision agriculture on display in a rice paddy! This is in development now at the Furukawa Agricultural Research Station. I interviewed Yoshisada Nogasaka, Research Team for Farm Machinery and Systems for NARC, the National Agricultural Research Center. He’s …

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New Precision Ag Products

Chuck Zimmerman

At the John Deere product introduction Kayla Reynolds, John Deere Ag Management Solutions, gave a presentation to the media and a group of securities analysts. It was kind of a like a Precision 101 class since many of those attending have no background or experience with agriculture. The event provided them with some great information that will help them better …

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Hands-On Demos

Laura McNamara

Farmers are getting a sneak peak trial of John Deere’s latest in desktop software, the beta version of the company’s Apex 2.0 program. The live demo is just one of four innovative products John Deere is displaying at its Ag Management Solutions booth. Consumers can also check out the company’s Autotrack Universal System Mobile Guidance Solution, GS2 Rate Controller, and …

Audio, Displays, Software

Hands-Free Technology

Laura McNamara

It’s no magic trick. It’s a John Deere Precision Ag demonstration, showing just how much freedom satellite technology can offer a farmer in the field. Public Relations Manager Barry Nelson explained that operators need to program their routes just once and satellite operation will take care of the rest: distance, turns, no sweat. Barry also filled me in on the …

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MapShots Focuses on Crop Data Management

Cindy Zimmerman

MapShots is a software development company specializing in crop management applications for agriculture. The company’s flagship product, EASi Suite, is a desktop software application that is a complete crop management software package, providing crop planning, crop recordkeeping and GIS/Precision Ag functionality. MapShots Director of Corporate Solutions Tim Taylor was at the recent InfoAg conference in Springfield, Illinois to demonstrate their …

Audio, Equipment, General, Software

Harvesting Information

Cindy Zimmerman

Managing data well on the farm can help growers harvest a wealth of information to help them operate more efficiently. One company that helps growers do that is SST Development Group of Stillwater, Okla. Operations manager Matt Waitts says SST is a software and information services company started in 1994. “We have an extensive record-keeping program for producers to record …

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Central Valley Ag and Precision Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision ag is an important segment of the products and services offered to members of the Central Valley Ag cooperative in Nebraska. Glen Franzleubbers of Oakland and Keith Byerly of Tilton attended the recent InfoAg conference in Springfield, Illinois where they stopped by the John Deere Agri Services booth. Glen says their precision ag program at CVA is called Advanced …

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Precision Ag Consulting

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision ag management is a consulting specialty for some, like Nicky Burgess of Fullen Land and Management Partners in Ripley, Tennessee. “My main job is data management and anything else that goes with precision ag,” says Burgess. “From hooking up a piece of equipment on a sprayer to analyzing yield data, all the way to managing the people and training …

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