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 …

Audio, Equipment, General, Precision Ag Minute

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

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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AgriTalk at Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

AgriTalk was live here in Tampa, Florida on the first official day of the Commodity Classic interviewing a number of representatives. Pictured here with AgriTalk host Mike Adams (right) from left to right are Kyle Collins, John Deere Ag Management Solutions; Bob Callanan, American Soybean Association; and Barry Nelson with John Deere. AgriTalk’s opening segment from Classic featured Barry and …

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Reach for the Stars Winners Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

Fifteen lucky soybean growers from around the country will soon receive a premium-level precision ag system worth more than $20,000 to use on their operation for the 2007 growing season as the winners of the “Reach For The Stars” contest, a joint effort of the American Soybean Association and John Deere Ag Management Solutions (AMS). More than 400 growers registered …

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The Precision Ag Minute

Cindy Zimmerman

In addition to posting regular information on precision agriculture here John Deere is also sponsoring a regular audio program called the Precision Ag Minute. Besides airing on radio stations we’ll be posting the program for you to listen to here as well. The program is being produced by Peter Shinn at Brownfield. The latest program is about the benefits of …

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John Deere Says Reach For The Stars

Cindy Zimmerman

The sponsor of precision.agwired.com is John Deere and one of the programs they have devoted to precision farming is called “Reach For The Stars.” This is an especially timely post with Commodity Classic coming up this week in Tampa, FL. In fact, I’ll be there to bring you all the latest from John Deere at this annual event which is …

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