USDA Studying Precision Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

Researchers at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit in Columbia, Missouri are studying which combinations of precision agriculture methods work best. According to an article in the March 2007 issue of Agricultural Research magazine, researchers Newell Kitchen, Robert Lerch and Ken Sudduth are working to demonstrate how precision agriculture can be an economically viable tool …

Education, General, Research

Precision Ag on RFD-TV

Cindy Zimmerman

Want to find out more about precision agriculture in living color? You can on March 19th at 8 pm Eastern. Tune in to RFD-TV “Live” with John Deere and learn how easy it can be to put today’s precision ag technologies to work in your operation. They will take a look at some of the common misconceptions surrounding precision ag …

Education, General, Media Room

Soybean Grower Award for John Deere

Cindy Zimmerman

Deere and Company was honored for its support of the American Soybean Association at the organization’s annual banquet last week in Tampa. Accepting the award from ASA President Rick Ostlie (right) on behalf of John Deere was Don Borgman, director of Agricultural Industry Relations for John Deere’s North American operation. Deere partnered with ASA on the “Reach for the Stars” …

Commodity Classic, Education, Equipment, General, Reach for the Stars

Introducing Corn and Wheat OptiGro to the Media

Cindy Zimmerman

There are about 100 agricultural reporters attending the 2007 Commodity Classic this week in Tampa who are busy writing, recording and photographing the events and products to bring back to those who are unable to attend. Many of those reporters were on hand Friday for the introduction of John Deere’s OptiGro System for corn and wheat growers. John Mann, Vice …

Commodity Classic, Education, Equipment, General, Media Room, Satellite, Software

Winning With Swath Control Pro for Planters

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the WIN Sessions at the Commodity Classic on Friday was focused on John Deere’s Swath Control Pro for planters. The presentation, given by Kyle Collins with John Deere’s Ag Management Solutions, explained to the group how the Swath Control technology can allow for more use of seed to help growers improve planter performance for optimal plant emergence and …

Commodity Classic, Education, Equipment, General, Media Room, Satellite

OptiGro Grows into Corn and Wheat

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn and wheat growers visiting the 2007 Commodity Classic this week can find out about a new system that can help them optimize yields while improving use-efficiency of nitrogen and other inputs. It’s called the OptiGro System, and according to John Mann, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for John Deere Agri-Services, it has already been used successfully by cotton growers. …

Audio, Education, Equipment, General, Software

Precision Really Does Pay

Cindy Zimmerman

According to a new technology adoption study, farmers say More than eight out of ten soybean, corn, wheat and cotton growers who use precision technology on their farming operation say that this factor has increased their profitability, according to preliminary research findings from an effort conducted by dmrkynetec (formerly Doane Marketing Research, Inc.) in partnership with the newly inaugurated …

Education, General

The John Deere WIN Session

Cindy Zimmerman

At Commodity Classic this week John Deere will be hosting a What Is New (WIN) session on Friday from 1:00-4:00pm. It’s during this session that the winners of the Reach For the Stars program will be announced. During the session John Deere will cover their full line of precision guidance products and software. Total tractor automation is now possible with …

Commodity Classic, Education