Kubota Allies with Precision Guidance Tech Company

Kelly Marshall

Kubota Tractor Corporation and Smart Path Systems are now working together to provide guidance technology for the Kubota M, L, and B-Series tractors, F-Series mowers and utility vehicles. The new precision systems allow for autonomous steering for mowing, sweeping, spraying or snow removal with sub-inch accuracy and a simple android tablet app. Operators have the option of taking predetermined paths …

Equipment, Guidance

AutoTrac™ Vision in Sight for 2017

Cindy Zimmerman

New John Deere AutoTrac™ products available for 2017 provide a new line of vision when making postemergence sprayer applications. AutoTrac Vision uses a front-mounted camera to see early-season corn, soybeans and cotton at least 4 to 6 inches high. An industry exclusive from John Deere.. “The camera actually sees the row and steers the sprayer down the row in early …

Audio, Guidance, John Deere, Spraying

John Deere Makes Precision Farming More Precise

Kelly Marshall

John Deere is offering precision growers a few new toys tools for their toolbox. The company has just announced the introduction of two new AutoTrac guidance products  to its lineup.  These products were designed to help row crop producers and ag service providers navigate fields more accurately when spraying during post emergence. The AutoTrac Vision assists the operator with the use …

Agribusiness, Guidance, John Deere, Spraying

GPS Designed by Farmers

Kelly Marshall

What happens when farmers design a GPS system?  You get an accurate system that also improves input accuracy and minimizes impact on the soil.  That’s what  “Real Time Kinematics” from Argi-Tech East offers, thanks to the work of growers like Robert Salmon of the U.K. who helped create a program that can guide farm machinery along controlled traffic systems. Robert …

Agribusiness, GPS, Guidance, Soil

Deere Launches Mobile RTK for North America

Kelly Marshall

John Deere operators in hilly or tree-covered ground will rejoice to hear the news: the company is expanding its RTK differential correction selections with the new Mobile RTK Signal.  This new system offers machine guidance and telematics via a cellular connection, meaning growers can get accurate and reliable guidance, even without the traditional line-of-sight requirement. “Machines equipped with a StarFire™ …

Agribusiness, Guidance, John Deere, Mobile

New Ag Leader GNSS and Steering Products Hit Market

John Davis

A new line of GNSS and steering products are being touted as innovations that combine industry-leading precision farming displays with superior GNSS technology. Precision ag equipment provider Ag Leader Technology, Inc. announced a new line of GNSS receivers – GPS 6000, GPS 6500, RTK Relay and GPS 6500 base station – as well as the company’s latest automated steering controller, …

Ag Leader, Equipment, GPS, Guidance

Leica Geosystems Introduces Leica mojoMINI 2

Jamie Johansen

Leica Geosystems has introduced the Leica mojoMINI 2, a cost-effective, steer-to-the-line solution that provides farmers with an entry point into precision guidance. The Leica mojoMINI 2 is a great solution for anyone looking for an affordable way to start saving money in the field by enhancing driver accuracy and reducing overlap. The practical and easy to use display is installed …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Guidance

Powerful & Accurate Steering in Precision Farming

Jamie Johansen

Leica Geosystems today released the Leica SteerDirect ES Plus, the electric steering system for farmers who seek a brand independent retrofit solution for their auto steering needs. Using Leica SteerDirect ES Plus farmers benefit from improved accuracy, diminished skips and overlaps, and reduced operator fatigue. The Leica SteerDirect ES Plus has a built-in encoder for more accurate steering and a …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Guidance

Learn How To Protect Corn From Nematodes

Talia Goes

Syngenta Seedcare launched an updated online training module that educates audiences about corn nematodes and how to protect corn plants from these invisible but costly pests with Avicta Complete Corn seed treatment. The module first launched in 2009. Through a series of short, informative sections, participants learn about corn nematodes, including how to identify them and prevent yield loss with …

Agribusiness, Guidance, Internet, Syngenta

New SMART Antennas from NovAtel

Talia Goes

NovAtel Inc., the world’s leading supplier of OEM Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) components and subsystems announced its new AG-STAR GNSS antenna. This cost-effective L1 GPS+GLONASS receiver plus antenna system is housed in a single, low profile, rugged enclosure. Delivering smooth, consistent positioning at sub-metre accuracy, the AG-STAR is ideal for manual guidance and auto steer installations. AG-STAR is also …

Agribusiness, Gadgets, Guidance