3RIVE 3D Means Farming Faster

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Rick Ekins from FMC, and Chuck have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity.  With spring planting upon us, here’s a quick summation of what 3RIVE 3D can provide: 3RIVE 3D is a new way to deliver crop protection products for seedling defense and yield enhancement Easily mounts to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Planting, Video

Find My Seed Updates In Time For #Plant17

Lizzy Schultz

Agrible has added a new batch of over 8000 corn and 3800 soybean independent seed trials into the Find My Seed database, including trials on dicamba/RR2Y ready soybeans and soybean varieties that were recently the focus on a new label approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The biggest benefit of these updates is making early seed choices to …

Agrible, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Data, Planting, seed

Case IH Field Cultivator Creates High-Efficiency Seedbed

Kelly Marshall

Case IH is offering a new Tiger-Mate 255 field cultivator designed to create an ideal spring seeding bed. The Tiger-Mate 255 create a smooth, flat subsurface that, when combined with the Case IH Early Riser planter, helps growers meet productivity goals and achieve maximum yield.  It can run at up to 10 miles per hour with no loss in seedbed …

Agribusiness, Case IH, Equipment, Planting

John Deere is Ready for Spring at FPS

Kelly Marshall

It’s harvest time on the farm, which means many growers are reflecting on their planting season. For those looking to make improvements to the 2017 planting experience, John Deere is ready with updates to the MaxEmerge 5e row unit.  I got to take a look at the row units at the Farm Progress Show and Product Specialist, Austin Verbeck took …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, Planting

SOYL Releases New Field Scouting App

Joanna Schroeder

UK-based SOYL has released a new field scouting app iSOYscout, designed to make recording, monitoring and review of in-field problems and variation easier for growers. The free Apple-placform app enables growers to log features and problems in their fields, while they are in the fields, with no need for a cellular or wifi connection. However, SOYL says a 50GBP in-app …

Agribusiness, Apps, Planting, Scouting

Connect IN Enhances Wheat Potential

Kelly Marshall

More than 61 percent of wheat growers told Monsanto their primary method for determining seed rates is to use a standard pounds-per-acre approach.  Only 14 percent said they plant based on their desired count per acre.  These results show that understanding optimal seeding rates is critical.  Enter the ConnectIN System. “This shows the tremendous need to get out the message …

Agribusiness, Planting, seed, wheat

John Deere Introduces 76-Foot Wide Air Hoe Seeder

Kelly Marshall

Good news for small grains and oil seed producers!  John Deere is now offering a 76- foot 1870 Air Hoe Drill that can plant acres even more quickly and accurately. The current lineup of Air Seeders includes 40-foot and 56-foot options, each with industry-leading features.  Now this wider option can also deliver the latest in precision farming, with highly-controlled placement, …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Planting

John Deere Promises Improvements for 2017

Kelly Marshall

The growing season for 2017 will bring about some promising new additions to John Deere‘s product line up. Available next spring is the new MaxEmerge 5e row units for a variety of Deere planters, including the mini-hopper and DB planters. MaxEmerge 5e row units will improve seeding population accuracy when it operating on a curve– up to 20 percent improvement in …

Agribusiness, Harvesting, John Deere, Planting

Corn Planting Progress Ahead of Average

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that corn planting continues to be ahead of the five-year average.  Last week results showed 30 percent of the total corn acres have been planted, numbers that exceed the average by 14 percentage points and ten percentage points ahead of where growers were just the week before. Missouri leads the way in corn planing, surpassing …

Agribusiness, Corn, Planting, USDA

#Plant16 Ahead of Average

Cindy Zimmerman

The #Plant16 hash tag has been burning up Twitter in the past week as corn planting jumped up to 13% compared to the five year average of eight percent. According to USDA, planting progress is now ahead of average by 37 percentage points in Missouri, which at 58% planted nearly a quarter of its crop last week. Iowa, Kansas and …

Corn, Planting, USDA