Rugged Gumdrop Protection for your iPad

Chuck Zimmerman

There’s a very good chance you’re using an iPad on your farm today. If so, are you concerned about keeping it protected? Here’s an option to consider. The rugged Drop Tech Series case from Gumdrop Cases. Here’s me with one I just got for my iPad mini in orange and blue (Go Gators!). These cases provide maximum protection that includes …

Agribusiness, Apps, Equipment, Precision Ag in the News

PrecisionAg Award of Excellence Deadline

Talia Goes

Precision agriculture products and practices have been enhanced and improved over the past two decades in large part by the work of innovative and driven individuals and organizations. The PrecisionAg Award of Excellence program sheds light on some of the most important people and programs that have helped agriculture realize the full benefits of technology to improve agronomy, efficiency, and …

Agribusiness, Precision Ag in the News

2013 Awards Of Excellence Nominations Open

Talia Goes

Precision agriculture products and practices have been enhanced and improved over the past two decades in large part by the work of innovative and driven individuals and organizations. The PrecisionAg Award of Excellence program sheds light on some of the most important people and programs that have helped agriculture realize the full benefits of technology to improve agronomy, efficiency, and …

Agribusiness, Precision Ag in the News

US Precision Farmer Visits Australia

Cindy Zimmerman

An Idaho farmer recently went Down Under to share his experience in precision agriculture with Aussie producers. Robert Blair of Kendrick, Idaho was the keynote speaker at the 15th Symposium on Precision Agriculture held at Mildura, Victoria last month. Blair grows winter and spring wheat, malt barley, lentils, peas, garbanzo beans, lucerne hay and cattle on his operation and he …

Events, Farmers, Precision Ag in the News

MyJohnDeere.com Announced Today

Chuck Zimmerman

Today John Deere announced MyJohnDeere.com and to learn a little about it I spoke with David Everitt, President, Agriculture and Turf Division. Dave has just announced his retirement from John Deere after a long career with the company. The announcements are being made at the John Deere FarmSight Tech Summit. You can follow tweets using the hashtag, #JDTech. David says …

Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Precision Ag in the News

Hi-Tech Wired Magazine Talks Precision Farming

Kurt Lawton

Always good to see high technology magazines talk about precision agriculture that’s happening down on the farm. My favorite hi-tech pub, Wired, just posted a nice story on their website: “Self-Steered Tractors and UAVs: Future Farming Is (Finally) Now.” A lot of the story was based on Idaho grower Robert Blair, who was named PrecisionAg’s 2009 Precision Farmer of the …

Equipment, Farmers, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Precision Ag in the News, Satellite, Spraying, sustainability

Agritechnica Announces Technology Award Winners

Kurt Lawton

Top technology innovation awards were recently announced by an expert commission of the German Agricultural Society that organizes the largest international farm show, Agritechnica. Of the 300 innovations submitted, the committee selected five Gold Medals and 28 innovations for Silver Medals. Gold Medal winners include forage harvesting auto fill from Claas and New Holland, a Claas interactive combine-setting assistant for …

Equipment, Industry News, Precision Ag in the News

Precision Agriculture: Robot-Style

Kurt Lawton

Check out this video from a field robot event at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, courtesy of Epoch Times online. “We can reduce the amount of chemicals we use by the very precise application and by doing so, we will also reduce emissions and residuals of chemicals on food.” Putting theory into practice, students and engineers held a Field Robot …

Education, Events, GPS, Precision Ag in the News, Research, Satellite

Precision Farming Advances in Popular Science

Kurt Lawton

Popular Science magazine did a nice job providing readers with a glimpse into the precision agriculture research that is needed to grow twice as much food by 2050. The writer talked about how this challenge is everyone’s problem, but scientists are hard at work fomenting a second green revolution. Here are the research projects that the magazine chose: 1. Sahara …

Conservation, Education, Farmers, Fertilizer, GPS, International, Precision Ag in the News, Research, Resources, Satellite, sustainability, University, weather

New USDA Satellite Images of Ag Land

Kurt Lawton

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) just released new satellite images of agricultural land cover for the 2008 crop year. The images, referred to as the Cropland Data Layer (CDL), identify geospatial crop locations in three U.S. regions: the Mid-Atlantic and, for the first time, the Southwest and Southeast. The CDL information is a useful tool for projects ranging from …

Aerial Imagery, Precision Ag in the News, Resources, Satellite