Input Costs Increase Precision Interest

Cindy Zimmerman

Indiana farm broadcaster Gary Truitt – voice of the Hoosier Ag Today radio network – recently did an interview with Purdue ag economist Bruce Erickson about how higher input costs are making many farmers take a second look at precision. Erickson told Gary that the change in the farm economy has spurred a renewed interest in precision farming. “Couple of …

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Crops Face N Deficiency Stress

Cindy Zimmerman

With potential yield losses at stake, corn growers are being urged to check nitrogen levels in their fields this summer. Darrell Anderson, Successful Farming Radio Magazine, discussed that issue with Tom McGraw, owner of Midwest Independent Soil Samplers in Buffalo Lake, MN. “The decisions are more important than ever,” says McGraw. “We can’t just throw on lots of nitrogen for …

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UNL Expert on OptiGro System

Cindy Zimmerman

Randy Koenen of KTIC/KWPN/Rural Radio Network in West Point, Nebraska recently interviewed Jim Schepers, USDA-ARS soil scientist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, about the OptiGro imaging program available through John Deere Agri Services. “In years like this with lots of excessive rainfall, what happens is nitrogen losses,” Schepers says. “Too much water for two or three days will trigger de-nitrification.” …

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How OptiGro Can Help With N-Deficiency

Cindy Zimmerman

Crop stress associated with nitrogen deficiency is showing up in some fields in the Midwest. Tracy Blackmer, an Iowa farmer who is director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association, recently talked with Neil Trobak of KCIM in Carroll, IA about the situation. “We do a lot of field research projects around the state focusing on nitrogen in corn,” said …

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Another “Reach for the Stars” Winner in Illinois

Cindy Zimmerman

There were a total of 15 growers nationwide who won the American Soybean Association/John Deere Reach for the Stars contest this year, and two of them were from Illinois. Dave Russell of Brownfield Network recently caught up with Chris Von Holten of Walnut, Illinois to ask how he is enjoying the use of a John Deere precision technology package for …

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Nebraska “Reach for the Stars” Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Duane Toews of KFRM, the “Voice of the Plains” in Clay Center, Kansas has been keeping in touch with Todd Swanson of Wahoo, Nebraska who was one of the John Deere/American Soybean Association Reach for the Stars contest winners. Duane sent in two reports with Todd about how the precision ag technology package he is getting to try out for …

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Illinois “Reach for the Stars” Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Brownfield Network had a couple of “Reach for the Stars” winners in their coverage area, which includes Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa, and Wisconsin. In this interview, Brownfield reporter Dave Russell interviews Ted Vinson of Fithian, Illinois who was one of the lucky winners in the promotion by John Deere and the American Soybean Association that allows him to use …

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“Reach for the Stars” Winner Interview on Brownfield Network

Cindy Zimmerman

Dave Russell with Brownfield Network visited with John Deere/American Soybean Association (ASA) Reach for the Stars contest winner Neal Kuhn of Manilla, Indiana. Neal told Dave that his new precision ag system really surprised him. “It’s done things beyond my expectations,” he said. “I’ve never had anything like this.” Neal was one of 15 winners who have the opportunity to …

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MN “Reach for the Stars” Winner Update

Cindy Zimmerman

Linda Brekke of Linder Farm Network recently caught up with one of the John Deere/American Soybean Association (ASA) Reach for the Stars contest winners. Pete Kramer of Gibbon, Minnesota talks about the advantages of using his John Deere AutoTrac System. Listen here to Linda’s interview with Pete here: Pete Kramer (2 min mp3) Stay tuned to Precision.AgWired.com for more interviews …

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SD Reach for the Stars Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Lyle Romaine with American Ag Network recently talked with one of the John Deere/American Soybean Association (ASA) Reach for the Stars contest winners. Colin Dutenhoffer of Aberdeen, S.D. says he is impressed with John Deere’s AutoTrac System. “I’m able to set a line in my field, punch a button, tell it I want to go from this end to that …

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