Harvest Corn Cobs For Cellulosic Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

Utilizing precision farming equipment when you’re harvesting corn will pay off even more once you can start harvesting corn cobs for cellulosic ethanol production. That’s what I learned at POET’s Project LIBERTY field day in Emmetsburg, IA this week. POET is working with ag OEM’s like John Deere to develop harvest equipment to collect cobs for the plants they plan …

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Precision Cotton Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision cotton farming will be a focus of the upcoming Cotton Incorporated crop management seminar and workshops. Randall Weiseman with Southeast Agnet recently interviewed Cotton Inc Director of Agricultural Research Ed Barnes about the event being held in Tunica, Mississippi on November 11-13. “We’ll actually have a hands-on seminar on how to do precision fertility management, how to collect soil …

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Precision Irrigation at Sunbelt

Cindy Zimmerman

Valley Irrigation was showing off its brand new line of GPS Ready irrigation control panels at the Sunbelt Ag Expo earlier this month in Moultrie, Georgia. “We have our computer panels that are industry exclusive GPS ready,” Sara Sims with Valley said during an interview at Sunbelt with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman. The GPS Ready PRO2 Pivot Control Panel and …

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Truth About Precision Technology

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision technology goes hand in hand with biotechnology when it comes to increasing productivity for agriculture. That according to Dean Kleckner, chairman of Truth About Trade and Technology – as well as former president of the American Farm Bureau Federation and a farmer from Iowa. He attended the recent World Food Prize symposium where farmers from all over the world …

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Role of Precision Ag in Feeding the World

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision technology can play a vital role in helping to feed a growing world population, which is why it was a focus at the World Food Prize symposium last week in Des Moines. John Deere CEO Robert Lane participated in a panel conversation on “The Role of the Private Sector in Global Food Security and Development,” together with representatives from …

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Ag Equipment Execs Excited About AG CONNECT

Cindy Zimmerman

A new breed of ag show has the support of the major farm equipment companies that are members of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. At AEM’s AgExecutive Forum in St. Louis last week, Deere & Company Senior Vice President of Ag Equipment Marketing Doug DeVries said he is really looking forward to AEM’s new AG CONNECT 2010 expo, which will …

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AG CONNECT Will Spotlight Precision Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest technology in agriculture will be a major part of the “new generation of ag show” coming 2010 to Orlando – AG CONNECT expo 2010. A preview of AG CONNECT 2010 was offered to ag executives meeting Thursday in St. Louis for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers AgExecutive Forum. According to show manager Sara Truesdale Mooney, they have taken …

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A Passion for Precision

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Jay Lehr of The Heartland Institute has a passion for agriculture – especially precision agriculture. “The average person thinks that farming today is the same as it was in his grandfather’s day and it’s changed dramatically,” said Dr. Lehr at a meeting of farm machinery company executives last week in St. Louis. “Using global positioning systems, geographic information systems …

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John Deere Introduces New Utility Tractors

Chuck Zimmerman

We’re getting ready to “Drive Green” here in Sarasota, FL. The company announced their new line of utility tractors in the 5 and 6 Series. I’ll have pictures and video after we go out there later today. This morning at the registration table I spoke with Barry Nelson, Public Relations Manager, about what’s new from John Deere. He said, “We …

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