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

Precision Farming By The Zone

Kurt Lawton

The Furrow magazine, produced by John Deere, profiled several growers on their use of precision farming management zones in a story called “Farming In The Zone” in their March 2010 issue. Broadwater, Neb., grower Frank Lussetto says zone management helped him accomplish three broad goals of being agronomically sound, economically smart and environmentally safe. He uses zone maps for phosphorous, …

Conservation, Corn, Farmers, Fertilizer, John Deere, Planting, seed, sustainability for ASA Scholarship Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

This year’s winner of the American Soybean Association scholarship has a passion for precision. Ben Bellar, a high school senior from Howard, Kansas, was named the 2010-2011 Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Scholarship recipient during the 2010 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California. The scholarship package, made possible through a grant by BASF, included a one-time $5,000 education award, a trip to …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Education, John Deere, Soybeans

Precision Ag Learning Center is a Classic Hit

Cindy Zimmerman

The first-ever PrecisionAg Learning Center at Commodity Classic was a big hit with growers at the trade show. According to the there was a steady stream of attendees asking questions, sitting in on presentations, and chatting with growers who use precision technology. Among the presenters were Idaho grower Robert Blair and Iowa grower Dennis Friest, Craig Smith from Kansas …

Ag Leader, Commodity Classic, Education, John Deere

Deere At Classic

Chuck Zimmerman

At Commodity Classic in Anaheim, CA, Jared Hayes, John Deere, was showing attendees what the company is offering to growers in the area of precision ag. With spring almost here and planting just around the corner I asked him what’s new from the company. Jared says one of the big things with planting which is becoming more important every year …

Audio, Commodity Classic, John Deere

Agriculture Secretary at Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave the keynote address during the general session at the 2010 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California on Friday and focused on the achievements of American agriculture. Comparing agriculture in this country to gold medal winners and hall of fame inductees, Vilsack talked about the amazing productivity of our producers. “These are people who plant …

Audio, Commodity Classic, John Deere

Opening of the 2010 Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

The opening of the trade show is the real “official” start to the Commodity Classic. The exhibit hall is filled with the latest and the greatest technology and machinery for growers of corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum. According to the official attendance figures, there are 4175 attendees at Classic this year, 1338 of them are growers. This is the 15th …

Commodity Classic, General, John Deere, Video