iSOYL App Earns FinOvation Award

Kelly Marshall

This year’s FinOvation Award, honoring reader interest in new products, has been given to SOYL for their new precision production app, iSOYL. The app offers growers a solution that makes variable rate seed or fertilizer application easy and affordable.  iSOYL can work with a variety of controllers to take shape file prescription application maps and connect via an iPad to …

Agribusiness, Apps, Award, Fertilizer, Planting, Variable rate

2000 Series Early Riser Planter from Case IH

Jamie Johansen

The 2000 series Early Riser planter has been re-thought from the ground up and was revealed last week at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show by Case IH. The planer is the first to factory-integrate industry-leading seed placement technologies from Precision Planting® into a completely new system featuring a best-in-class rugged row unit. “From all-new cast iron components to an …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, Equipment, NFMS, Planting

RIB Products Simplify Grower Compliance

Taylor Truckey

Refuge-in-a-bag (RIB) products continue to simplify how growers meet refuge requirements in the Corn Belt. In a survey by the Compliance Assurance Program (CAP), many growers surveyed in the Corn Belt planted exclusively RIB products, while all planted at least one refuge in a bag product. The National Corn Growers Association is pleased with the continued increase in use of …

Corn, NCGA, Planting

Cotton Council Planting Intentions Survey Released

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cotton Council (NCC) 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey indicates U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 6.2 percent from 2015. Upland cotton intentions are 8.9 million acres, up 5.7 percent from 2015, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 208,000 acres represent a 31.2 percent increase, according to the survey results …

Cotton, Planting

Ag Leader Launches 2nd Gen. SeedCommand Line

Taylor Truckey

The next generation of Ag Leader SeedCommand products will be available to growers in summer 2016. The new product line will offer exciting features for growers looking to enhance the functionality and productivity of their planting operations. As an all-encompassing planting solution, the next generation SeedCommand products will comprise of electric drives and individual row control for hydraulic down force, …

agronomy, Equipment, Planting

DuPont Pioneer Enhances Planting Rate Estimator

Cindy Zimmerman

Looking for enhanced Variable Rate Seeding Data? There’s an app for that. DuPont Pioneer has just launched an enhanced Planting Rate Estimator tool for the 2016 planting season. The new version, which is available on Pioneer.com and in the Apple App Store®, gives growers the ability to select seeding rates across a range of yield goals and corn hybrids, while …

Apps, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, Planting, seed, Variable rate

Farm Futures Predicts Planting Intentions

Cindy Zimmerman

As the planting season gets closer, Farm Futures has released its annual planting intentions survey that shows more corn, less soybeans for 2016 Results of the survey were released this morning on the opening day of the 10th annual Farm Futures Business Summit, a Penton Agriculture event. The two day event is located in St. Louis and hosts hundreds of …

Corn, Planting, Soybeans

FurrowJet Maximizes Accurate Nutrient Placement

Taylor Truckey

As precision technology continues to become more vital to crop production, Precision Planting has developed a new planter fertilizer attachment called FurrowJet, which accurately places liquid fertilizer in ideal locations for nutrient absorption. The attachment integrates dual-band near furrow (¾”) placement with optional third band in-furrow for maximum plant uptake, rate flexibility, and suited for a wide range of liquid …

Fertilizer, Planting, Precision Planting

John Deere Green Fever Program Ends Soon

Taylor Truckey

It’s hard to believe that we’re already a few weeks into 2016 and with that, John Deere’s Green Fever sales program is entering its final few weeks. The program, which concludes on February 1, offers sales incentives and financing offers on a variety of equipment ideal for property and roadside maintenance, including sub-compact tractors and implements designed to improve performance. …

Equipment, John Deere, Planting, Tractor

Agrible Launches a Seed Selector Tool for Growers

Kelly Marshall

The creator of the Morning Farm Report suite of analytics tools have added another option for growers.  Agrible, Inc. has just launched the Find My Seed free seed selection tool.  Find My Seed offers growers the most current data from more than 200,000 trial plots, covering over 18,000 corn and soybean varieties.  This new tool is easy to use and …

Agribusiness, Data, Planting, seed