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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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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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” …

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The Precision Ag Minute

Cindy Zimmerman

This Precision Ag Minute is about how yield monitors can help increase profits. Peter Shinn with Brownfield Network talked to one Nebraska farmer about how grid sampling showed him how much his farm’s nutrient demands vary, which is helping him save money. Find out more about John Deere’s Harvest Doc and Harvest Monitor here. You can listen to the latest …

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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 …

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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 …

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Big Interest in Precision Ag at Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

The vast majority of corn, soybean and wheat farmers attending the 2007 Commodity Classic in Tampa this week are very interested in learning more about how precision agriculture tools can help them produce more efficiently. A brand new first-of-its-kind national survey by the Precision Ag Institute indicates that farmers who have not yet adopted precision agriculture technology overwhelmingly cited start-up …

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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. …

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