Producer Profile: Russ Lanphair

Melissa Sandfort

The Precision in Practice column brings you the latest reports from producers across North America who have put precision farming into practice in their own operations. Visit this column regularly to see what your neighbors are saying about precision farming and how they use it on their farms. Short broadcast interviews with these and other producers can be found in …

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The Precision Ag Minute

Cindy Zimmerman

This Precision Ag Minute is about John Deere’s RTK System, which is compatible with any GreenStar™ AutoTrac™ system and takes GreenStar guidance products to the next level of accuracy and repeatability by building on the existing StarFire™ receiver. Peter Shinn with Brownfield Network talked to Steve Hafner of Minnesota who says the RTK system has a level of control that …

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Precision Ag Reports

Cindy Zimmerman

We continue to receive reports from farm broadcasters about precision agriculture. Our latest reports come from Duane Toews of KFRM, the “Voice of the Plains” in Clay Center, Kansas. Duane interviewed Kyle Collins of John Deere Ag Management Solutions at Commodity Classic. Duane Interview with Kyle (3:30 min mp3) Duane also talked with Jeff Kaiser of John Deere Agri Services …

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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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