Mobile Weather from John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

Mobile weather sounds like it would be a high priority for farmers today. John Deere unveiled their version of it at the FarmSight Tech Summit. I visited with Janae Tapper, Product Manager in the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group about the product. For private and commercial applicators who need precise weather information in order to make proper product application and …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, weather

The Pillars of John Deere FarmSight

Chuck Zimmerman

When it comes to FarmSight, Jerry Roell has the insight. He’s John Deere’s Director, FarmSight, Intelligent Solutions Group. Jerry says they began developing FarmSight about two years ago looking at three areas. The first of these is machine optimization and trying to figure out how to make machines more efficient, more productive and to monitor machine help. The second area …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere

MyJohnDeere.com Announced Today

Chuck Zimmerman

Today John Deere announced MyJohnDeere.com and to learn a little about it I spoke with David Everitt, President, Agriculture and Turf Division. Dave has just announced his retirement from John Deere after a long career with the company. The announcements are being made at the John Deere FarmSight Tech Summit. You can follow tweets using the hashtag, #JDTech. David says …

Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Precision Ag in the News

John Deere Final Tier 4/Stage IV Engine

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2012 Commodity Classic, John Deere unveiled its final stage Tier 4 solution, the John Deere Integrated Emissions Control System. The company held a press conference to make the announcement. You can listen to or download the audio from that press conference below. To give us an overview of the final solution we heard from Geoff Stigler, Manager, Worldwide …

Audio, Equipment, John Deere

Cotton Module Harvest Identification

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere talked up its latest application for cotton growers during this year’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Harvest Identification Cotton will continue to automate the production of a cotton module. This is tied into the 7760 cotton picker. The application will use the RFID tags that are embedded into the module wrap. These will be captured by an RFID reader on …

Audio, Cotton, Harvesting, John Deere

Questions Remain over LightSquared Spectrum Usage

Melissa Sandfort

Over the past year, the National Corn Growers Association has monitored issues surrounding the wireless broadband company LightSquared. While the Federal Communications Commission considers approval of LightSquared’s proposed terrestrial based broadband network, NCGA remains concerned about the effects it would have on precision farming. GPS technology has become an important tool for farmers as they improve their efficiency in seed, …

Corn, Farmers, GPS, John Deere, Wireless

John Deere Wins Swedish Steel Prize

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere has become the first U.S. company in seven years to win the Swedish International Steel Prize. Instituted in 1999 by steel supplier SSAB Americas’ parent company in Sweden, the award is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize” of the steel industry. The award includes a statuette and a cash prize of $15,000 for the winner. John Deere’s …

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John Deere Combine Can Sculpture Complete

Cindy Zimmerman

On Thursday John Deere finished and revealed the sculpture for Project “Can Do” – which is being considered now for inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records. This farm scene with an S-Series combine harvesting a field of corn required approximately 323,000 cans of food to complete. The finalized sculpture is now on display at the John Deere Pavilion. …

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John Deere “CAN DO” It

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere is trying to build a combine out of cans. We’re talking about 300,000 cans of food here to replicate a full-sized S-Series combine in a field. It would be a world record. Kind of like what America’s farmers do every year – set new records in feeding the world. The John Deere Project ”CAN DO” combine sculpture and …

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