Ag Leader Technology Sensor Pays Off

Cindy Zimmerman

Ag Leader Technology was demonstrating how the OptRx™ Crop Sensor System works at the National Farm Machinery Show this week in Louisville. The OptRx crop sensor system measures and records data about a crop in real-time using the reflectance of light shined on the growing crop. “The biggest use for this is for variable rate nitrogen application on the go,” …

Ag Leader, Audio, Equipment, Video

What’s NUE from John Deere

Cindy Zimmerman

What is NUE from John Deere at the 2010 National Farm Machinery Show is Nitrogen Utilization Efficiency – a precision improvement for nutrient application. I talked to Dave Wendt with John Deere, who was demonstrating the new addition to the 2510 high speed nutrient applicators. “This machine is a 23 row model, set up on 30 inch spacing to not …

Audio, Equipment, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show

National Farm Machinery Show Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

A blanket of snow greeted attendees of the 2010 National Farm Machinery Show today – but since it fell yesterday, everything is going off as planned and the show is just as big as ever. Harold Workman, president and CEO of the Kentucky Exposition Center which handles the big show, emphasized that it’s business as usual for the four day …

Ag Leader, Audio, National Farm Machinery Show

Ag Leader SureVac

Chuck Zimmerman

Earlier this week Ag Leader Technology added the patent-pending SureVac electric row shutoff to their lineup of planter section shutoff devices. Since I was at the Iowa Power Farming Show I stopped in and learned all about it from Chad Huedepohl. You can watch the interview or just listen to it below. Here’s the details: SureVac provides today’s precision farming …

Ag Leader, Audio, IA Power Farming Show, Planting, seed, Video

Monsanto Helping Grow Communities

Chuck Zimmerman

There are booths on the floor of three different buildings at the Iowa Power Farming Show. They’re also in the hallways. I stopped at this one to learn about the Monsanto sponsored America’s Farmers Grow Communities Project. Lots of farmers were stopping by to sign up their favorite local charity. To tell us all about it I interviewed Gayla Daugherty, …

Audio, IA Power Farming Show, Monsanto

Precision Applications for Livestock

Cindy Zimmerman

Crop farmers seem to get most of the cool tools when it comes precision technology, but there are definitely applications for livestock producers who want to keep track of their animals and make grazing areas more productive and that’s our topic for this edition of the Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology. The Precision Agriculture Research Group (PARG) at …

Ag Leader, Audio, GPS, Precision Pays Podcast

Blue Delta Dealer Network Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Ag Leader Technology has announced the Blue Delta Dealer Network. At the Iowa Power Farming Show I spoke with Mike Olson to learn more about it. He’s pictured working in the booth here at the show. Basically, Ag Leader Technology has developed a new elite precision farming distribution network in an effort to bring more structure to a growing precision …

Ag Leader, Audio, Dealers, IA Power Farming Show

Visiting Iowa Power Farming Show

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m attending my first ever Iowa Power Farming Show courtesy of our sponsor Ag Leader Technology. The first person I met this morning was show manager, Tom Junge. The show is conducted by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association. Tom says they represent about 400 dealers and have been doing the show for 55 years. They have a show in December …

Ag Leader, Audio, IA Power Farming Show, Video

Topcon Talks at AG CONNECT Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s another story by our Joanna Schroeder from the floor of AG CONNECT Expo. Topcon Precision Agriculture is a global company with a strong presence in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and is growing in Europe. One of their most popular products is the AGI-3 receiver. This system not only picks up GPS satellites, but also receives …

Ag Connect Expo, Audio, Equipment