Precision Ag Bytes 11/15

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AgGateway teams working on standards for grain tracking ran a successful field trial last month on a corn farm in Olney, Ill., a major step forward in enabling the efficient tracking of harvested grain from harvester to grain cart, grain cart to truck, truck to elevator, and elevator to processor. Details of the proof-of-concept were unveiled at last week’s AgGateway …

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Precision Ag Bites 11/8

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Ag Leader will release firmware in February 2018 offering access to in-cab, internet-based functionality through a single data connection source. InCommand displays will be able to connect to NTRIP networks for RTK corrections and Ag Leader’s cloud-based data management platform, AgFiniti, through the same connection source using one cellular data plan. AgLaunch365 has accepted three new ag tech startups into …

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Precision Ag Bytes 11/1

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National Plant Genome Initiative, shepherded by the National Corn Growers Association, is celebrating 20 years of genetic research.  The historic research effort to map the corn genome has resulted in significant economic and environmental dividends for farmers and society at large. Mycogen’s Turn the Bag Blue & Gold program is working with select retailers and local FFA chapters to offer …

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Precision Ag Bytes 10/18

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The Farm Foundation Forum on Wednesday, November 1 will explore the forces that drive soil and water conservation on farms today. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Register to attend in person or online. Wingtra, a drone company fast becoming an industry favorite for its aerial data collection, has formed a partnership …

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Precision AgBytes 10/11

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EFC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of solutions for agricultural retailers, has announced the purchased of AgSolver Inc.’s assets.  The acquisition has led to a new Agronomic Planning and Sustainabilty division, headed up by Dr. Dave Muth as Vice President. With anhydrous ammonia prices looking good this fall, AgXplore is encouraging growers to take a look at a product called …

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Precision Ag Bytes 10/4

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The Seam, a leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, is launching new business intelligence tools for peanut farmers and handlers with real-time, actionable insights. The tools are part of The Seam’s Peanut Commodity Management Platform, which was released a year ago. Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) has released “Considerations for First Time Cover Crop Adopters.”  This guidebook …

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Precision Ag Bytes 9/27

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Land O’Lakes, Inc. announced the finalists for the Land O’Lakes Prize: Drone Challenge, a crowdsourced competition launched to help find drone solutions for farmers.  Finalists are: Sandhills Robotics, Fayetteville, North Carolina; CreateUAS, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; and American Robotics, Boston, Massachusetts. The 3rd World Congress on Biostimulants in Agriculture is an international scientific and technical congress to …

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Precision Ag Bytes 9/20

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The Things Network is working to build a global Internet of Things network.  They took a step closer to that goal when they helped a team of collaborating companies connect a Vinduino agricultural sensor station to the eVineyard application via a long-range wireless data connection. The Purdue Agricultural Data Engine (PADE) is a new, online tool developed by Purdue University engineering …

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Precision Ag Bytes 9/13

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AgGateway will hold a new “Seed Quick Connect” session for agricultural retailers, distributors and manufacturers to determine where and how they can better connect electronically to streamline their seed transactions. This meeting is part of AgGateway’s Annual Conference, November 6-9 in San Diego. Bayer has announced 100 cotton growers have qualified for the inaugural class of the FiberMax Maximizer Club …

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Precision Ag Bytes 9/6

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The American Soybean Association is seeking applications for the next Conservation Legacy Award.  This program honors soybean producers using environmentally friendly and profitable management practices on their farms. The new Cat S41 smartphone is replacing the Cat S40 for users who put their mobile phones under stress.  The Cat phone offers an exceptional battery capability, rugged credentials, and great display …

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