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 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

Precision Ag Workshop Hosted by AL Extension

Kelly Marshall

A Precision Agriculture Workshop will be held in Auburn, Alabama on January 28, 2016.  The workshop is provided by Auburn University and the Alabama Extension.  There will be presentations and demonstrations of cutting edge precision technology covering planting, spraying, variable rate nitrogen, variable rate irrigation and data management. Alabama Extension Precision Ag and Grain Crops Specialist Brenda Ortiz said there …

Data, Planting, Spraying, Variable rate

Syngenta has a Proven Plan for Bulk Deliveries in 2016

Kelly Marshall

Syngenta is more than ready for the rush of the 2016 growing season.  They have carefully inspected their delivery system to insure growers and retailers will have access to the products when and where they need them. “We analyze every step of the supply chain from point A to point Z with all our products, so that we will have …

Agribusiness, Herbicides, Insecticide, Planting, Syngenta

AL Extension Hosts Precision Ag Workshop

Kelly Marshall

January 28, 2016 is the date scheduled for the Precision Agriculture Workshop in Auburn, Alabama.  Hosted by the Auburn University and Alabama Extension professionals, the event will cover cutting edge precision with demonstrations by Extension professionals and private companies.  The workshop will take place at the Auburn University Dixon Hotel and Conference Center. “There are still lots of farmers in …

Data, Education, Events, Irrigation, Planting, Spraying, Variable rate

JohnDeere Acquires Monosem

Taylor Truckey

Yesterday John Deere announced an agreement to acquire the European market leader in precision planters, Monosem. Four facilities in total will be purchased with two in France and two in the United States. John May, president, Agricultural Solutions and Chief Information Officer, said the business will maintain it’s independent nature by retaining its own brand and trademark, and will leverage …

John Deere, Machinery, Planting, Software

Details from Climate Corp on Deere Partnership

Cindy Zimmerman

The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, has signed new agreements for Deere and Company to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business and to “enable exclusive near real-time data connectivity between certain John Deere farm equipment and the Climate FieldView™ platform.” The agreements represent the industry’s first and only near “real-time in-cab wireless connection to John Deere equipment …

Audio, Data, John Deere, Monsanto, Planting