New Variable-rate Field-IQ Control System

Kurt Lawton

Trimble offers a new Field-IQ system that controls and monitors seed and fertilizer delivery capabilities to enhance variable-rate functionality. The Field-IQ system pairs seamlessly with the guidance capabilities of the Trimble FmX integrated display or CFX 750 touch screen display, which both run Trimble’s unique overlap detection technology. Farmers using the Field-IQ crop input control system for seed placement have …

Company Announcement, Fertilizer, Guidance, Planting, Software, Spraying, Trimble

Connected Farm Gets New Functionality

Kurt Lawton

Farmers and retailers can track the location of their vehicles with Trimble’s Connected Farm solution, thanks to new Farm Works Dispatch software and its new DCM-300 modem. The additional functionality provided by a Dispatch service plan offers farm managers a visual tool for organizing fleet movement to save fuel costs and increase equipment efficiency. Through email alerts and on-screen maps, …

Company Announcement, Equipment, GPS, Guidance, Trimble

New Trimble Modem For Enhanced RTK Connection

Kurt Lawton

An new multi-use DCM-300 modem from Trimble provides access to its VRS RTK signal plus handle wireless data transfer between field and farm or retailer office. The new modem can be used to access Trimble VRS Now Ag RTK correction service and to enable Connected Farm wireless field data transfer. The DCM-300 modem is also compatible with the new Farm …

Company Announcement, Education, GPS, Guidance, Trimble

Topcon and DICKEY-john Form Alliance

Kurt Lawton

Topcon, which recently launched its new System 350 that features the new all-in-one X30 control console and its AGI-3 receiver for autosteering, has formed a strategic relationship with DICKEY-john. DICKEY-john, based in Auburn, Illinois, serves the agriculture, off-road equipment, public works and analytical instrumentation industries worldwide. They will be adding Topcon’s revolutionary X30 machine control display as a next-generation console …

Company Announcement, Displays, Guidance

Iowa Power Farming Show Ready for 56th Year

Kurt Lawton

The fourth largest indoor farm show in the country is prepping for it’s 56th annual show in Des Moines, Ia., on February 1-3. It continues to break attendance records now for seven years in a row, with around 19,000 attendees spread out among six floors in the three buildings that comprise the Iowa Events Center (Hy-Vee Exhibit Hall, Wells Fargo …

Ag Leader, Education, Events, Fertilizer, Guidance, Insights Weekly, Retailers, Software

Nebraska Ag Tech Conference Gears Up

Kurt Lawton

Don’t miss the upcoming February 9-10 NeATA conference in Grand Island, Neb., as it promises a technology extravaganza, along with other valuable topics such as precision Nitrogen management, social media, building consumer trust and much more. The Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association (NeATA), founded in 2001 by innovative Nebraska farmers, ranchers, agribusiness representatives and the University of Nebraska Extension, has compiled …

Education, Events, Guidance, Harvesting, Irrigation, Planting, Research, Resources, Retailers, Satellite, seed, Spraying, sustainability, University, USDA, Variable rate

New Guidance Products from Leica

Kurt Lawton

Leica Geosystems just launched a full suite of new products for steering guidance, as well as new features to its mojo3D and mojoMINI displays. Leica’s SteerDirect Solutions. With many new SteerDirect solutions available, Leica Geosystems now steers a broad range of tractors, combines and sprayers across all major brands. The new SteerDirect Hydraulic option is a compact, integrated solution designed …

Company Announcement, Displays, Guidance

New Publications on Auto Section Control

Kurt Lawton

The Alabama Precision Ag team has compiled three good publications on automatic section control (ASC) for sprayers, planters and spreaders. Automatic section control (ASC) has been one of the most adopted precision ag technologies in recent years. This technology has the ability to save producers on input costs by minimizing application overlap at headlands, point rows, or other odd-shaped areas …

Education, Equipment, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Planting, Spraying, University, Variable rate

Top 10 Ag Technologies from 2010 by Farm Progress

Kurt Lawton

Take a look at a story in Indiana Prairie Farmer that selected ten different agricultural technologies of interest this year. They listed: – Raven Sling Shot system – Connected Farm concept – GSI Binspector – Grain entrapment rescue tubes – Votivo nematicide seed treatment – SmartStax corn – Agrisure Viptera trait – Surveillance sunglasses – Vertical till revolution – Kixor …

Corn, Guidance, Harvesting, Industry News, Planting, Raven, seed, Software, Soybeans, Tillage, Variable rate

Understanding GPS/GNSS Drift

Kurt Lawton

GPS/GNSS drift, or how accurate your guidance system is over time, is explained in a new piece on The Alabama Precision Agriculture Team discovered that some users of GPS/GNSS-based technologies were not optimizing the GPS/GNSS correction services for their particular field operations (e.g. using the WAAS correction service for planting). It is imperative to understand the different accuracies associated …

Education, GPS, Guidance, Planting, Satellite, Spraying