FMC’s Precision Platform Provides Choices for Growers

chuck zimmerman

FMC is focusing on precision when it comes to crop protection. With current product 3RIVE 3D and newly acquired PrecisionPac from DuPont, the company is organizing itself around precision application technologies. While traits are important, FMC’s Rick Ekins said they’re not the only answer. Other modes of action like precision crop protection products help to further protect the grower. “The …

AgWired Precision, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, Video

Getting Planters Ready For Action

Farmers who are preparing for the upcoming planting season might be interested in John Deere‘s Mobile Row Unit Run Off with the PlanterPlus App, a quick and efficient way to dial in their rows and conduct a meter performance test to assure accuracy in ExactEmerge or MaxEmerge 5e planters. The system connects the display in the tractor to a farmer’s …

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Veris Unveils On-the-Go Sensors at #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall

Corn prices are not going up and land prices aren’t going down, so farmers need to be more efficient with what they have, said Tyler Lund of Veris Technologies. Farmers drive through the field during harvest and watch yields go up and down where the soil changes, but it takes software to better understand and make the most of those …

Agribusiness, Audio, National Farm Machinery Show, Sensors, Soil, Variable rate

FMC Offers PPO Resistance Advice at #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall

When we say “resistance” most of us think glyphosate, but waterhemp and palmer amaranth have also developed a resistance to PPO in some states, according to Nick Hustedde, an FMC technical service representative. “It’s definitely a significant problem. It’s unfortunate any time we lose a herbicide technology,” Hustedde says. But fortunately we can do things to preserve the effectiveness of …

Agribusiness, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, Weed control

New Holland Expands PLM Offerings

Kelly Marshall

The National Farm Machinery Show was a busy time for New Holland and Luke Zerby, who was introducing three new Precision Land Management (PLM) products. The first is Intelliturn, intelligent steering that make end-of-row automated turns. But this new product does more than just turn around; it knows where you’ve been in the field and steers the tractor around planted …

Agribusiness, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, technology

FMC Promotes Cover Crops at #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall

Growers will do about anything to control resistant palmer amaranth in the MidSouth region where Matt Wiggins works as a tech service manager for FMC. And while cover crops have been traditionally considered a method of erosion control, FMC has done a lot of work on understanding how they prevent weeds as well. They’re effective because they create a layer …

Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show

.@JohnDeere Designs for Comfort and Efficiency

Kelly Marshall

Attendees of the National Farm Machinery Show got the first view of John Deere‘s new CommandView III cab on their 4-Series Sprayers and the 4600 CommandCenter that comes with it. Customers are always looking for ways to be more efficient– to spend less time setting up and more time spraying, says Jason Beuligmann, which is why John Deere has made …

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Weather Outlook from #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall

Bryce Anderson, Senior Ag Meteorologist at DTN/The Progressive Farmer, spoke to attendees of the recent National Farm Machinery Show about his predictions for the coming growing season. On the weather side of things he says the corn belt is looking good. The Pacific Ocean has moved from a weak La Nina weather pattern to more average temperatures, and may even …

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#NFMS17 Enjoys John Deere’s New 5R Tractors

Kelly Marshall

Chris Lammie is pretty excited about his job with John Deere small tractors– especially the brand new 5R Series being shown at the National Farm Machinery Show. The 5R series features incredible maneuverability with a 12.1 foot turning radius, a comfortable cab, brand new loader, improved visibility and a fully electronic clutch. It also comes with a fantastic lighting package, …

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Camso Launches AG 2500 Series Tracks at #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall

“There are a lot of reasons why you should be running a track system, but yield is what it all boils down to,” Eric Blondeau Executive Director of Tracks and Wheels at Camso told Chuck Zimmerman. For growers already familiar with the track’s benefits of being able to work in the fields whenever they like without compromising the soil, Camso …

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