2011 Commodity Classic Shatters Records

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2011 Commodity Classic is one for the record books. Attendance at the annual meeting of corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers shattered previous records. Total attendance was more than 4826, breaking the previous record at Nashville three years ago by almost 300. Total number of growers was over 1600, compared to the previous record of 1513 in 2009 in …

Commodity Classic, Corn, Farmers, John Deere, Soybeans, wheat

Deere Offers Nutrient Management Advice at Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

“Balancing Fertilizer Price Risk and In-Field Management to Optimize Yield and Profitability” was the topic of a Learning Session at the 2011 Commodity Classic in Tampa last week, sponsored by John Deere. Deere’s Pauley Bradley, manager of nutrient applications, had a full house for the session which discussed nitrogen practices today, concerns that fall anhydrous application may not be around …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Fertilizer, John Deere, Nutrient Management

John Deere Introduces FarmSight

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere introduced a new “integrated suite of solutions” at the 2011 Commodity Classic today, called John Deere FarmSight. The comprehensive program is designed to meet farm and business needs for today and the future, according to FarmSight director Jerry Roell. “The John Deere FarmSight global suite of solutions uses integrated, wireless technology that links the equipment, owners, dealers, and …

Commodity Classic, John Deere, technology

John Deere Re-introduces JDLink

Chuck Zimmerman

At the National Farm Machinery Show I visited with the AMS Group at John Deere. Aaron Bartholomay, not pictured, told me they were re-introducing the JDLink System. This system allows for wireless communication with your equipment that makes remote management possible. They also have a new website for the system. I also had him talk about the John Deere “i’s,” …

Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show

What’s New With John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

Each year at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention they hold a session called Trade Talk. This allows companies to talk directly to farm broadcasters who usually conduct interviews with their representatives. I always ask “what’s new.” So when it comes to what’s new with John Deere Dan Hawkins (pictured on right) was ready, willing and able talk. Dan …

Audio, Equipment, John Deere

New John Deere 8R Tractors Are Precision Amplified

Joanna Schroeder

John Deere has released the next generation of it’s 8R Tractors. These new tractors integrate the “smart-tractor” concept into the row-crop tractors, and by “smart” I mean the tractor provides growers all the latest and greatest precision ag technologies right at their fingertips. I caught up with Cody Dicken during the Farm Progress Show to take a look at the …

Audio, Displays, Farm Progress Show, GPS, Guidance, John Deere

John Deere Launches New Precision Technologies

Joanna Schroeder

John Deere has launched several new precision ag technologies including a new telematics system, JDLink, GreenStar 3 family of displays, the StarFire 3000 GNSS Receiver, iGrade, that helps producers better manage surface water movement, and iSteer, that improves implement guidance in a grower’s field. “The GreenStar 3 and the new GreenStar 3 2630 display is the new generation of GreenStar …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, GPS, Guidance, John Deere

New SeedStar Planter Monitor System From Deere

Kurt Lawton

“Everything that customers said they wanted in a fully integrated monitoring system for planting operations went into the SeedStar XP system,” says Chris Savener, project manager, planters, for John Deere Seeding. “This includes an easy-to-read, at-a-glance screen with seed skip information and data on row-unit ride dynamics, which are critical to monitoring and maintaining overall planter performance at the row-unit …

Company Announcement, Displays, John Deere, Planting, seed