Gene Editing is Disruptive Innovation for Agriculture

cindy zimmerman

A disruptive innovation is one that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market-leading firms, products, and alliances. That definition fits the innovation of gene editing for agriculture and why Bayer included it in a series of Innovation Talks at the recent Future of Farming Dialogue. Dr. Tom Adams …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Gene Editing, Plant Breeding, Precision Agriculture

MFA Incorporated and Adapt-N Expand Partnership

cindy zimmerman

MFA Incorporated has announced an expanded partnership between its Precision Advantage, Crop-Trak and Nutri-Track service platforms and the Adapt-N nitrogen recommendations and monitoring system, operated by Agronomic Technology Corp and owned by Yara International. Thad Becker, MFA Incorporated Precision Agronomy Manager, says MFA growers will benefit from the ability to leverage field data already available within the MFA system to …

agronomy, AgWired Precision, MFA, Nitrogen, Precision Agriculture

Teralytic Earns Ag Data Transparent Certification

cindy zimmerman

Soil analytics company Teralytic has completed the Ag Data Transparent certification, affirming that their data use is private, secure, and transparent. Teralytic, which recently released the world’s first wireless NPK sensor in their comprehensive soil probes, joins companies like John Deere, Farmers’ Business Network, GROWMARK, Granular and more in bringing data transparency and consumer trust to the forefront. “The Teralytic …

AgWired Precision, Precision Agriculture, Soil, technology

John Deere Adds to Precision Technology Suite

carrie muehling

John Deere rolled out the new 4240 Universal Display, AutoTrac Universal 300 guidance solution and updated 18-2 Gen 4 software during the 2018 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. The guidance system offers ergonomic improvements for users and can fit into hundreds of different machines, according to John Mishler, tactical marketing manager. He said the display offers more choices for …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, technology

Precision Ag Bytes 8/1

carrie muehling

BRANDT’s proprietary foliar nutrients have helped another grower win a soybean yield challenge. Brazilian grower, Estanislau Bassan, has won Brazil’s National Soybean Productivity Challenge in the non-irrigated category using BRANDT foliar products. Actagro LLC and Anagra, a Mitsui majority owned company, have signed a Distribution and Development Agreement to promote and expand Actagro’s product portfolio in Chile and Peru. The …

AgWired Precision, NCGA, Precision Agriculture

John Deere Updates 9R Family of Tractors

carrie muehling

John Deere‘s 2019 lineup of large 9R, 9RT and 9RX tractors will feature technology updates and other enhancements. For the first time, John Deere is offering a 120-inch track spacing option on 9470RX, 9520RX, 9570RX and 9620RX Series Four Track Ag Tractors equipped with 30- and 36-inch tracks. “The extra wide stance of this machine is ideal for customers wanting …

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Using Digital Agriculture to Enable a Reliable Supply Chain

carrie muehling

Technology is here to stay, and digital agriculture is helping farmers of all ages to better serve the processors and consumers they are supplying. “I think we sometimes discount how well some of the older generation actually uses the technology. I think some of the older generations have grasped the technology. They are utilizing it,” said Roger Theisen, business manager …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Corteva Agriscience, CUTC, Precision Agriculture

ZimmCast 584 – More NAMA, Farm Bill & Precision Ag

chuck zimmerman

There is a mix of topics in this week’s ZimmCast. In this week’s program you will hear: Interview with Marina Menendez, Distillery Madison Interview with Diane Riley/Brenda, Kondex Interview with Chuck Spencer, GROWMARK USDA story on Precision Ag Advancement We have new members of the #GoldenMic Club, some discussion on sustainability as it relates to the Conservation Title of the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Policy, Growmark, NAMA, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Raven and Farmers Edge Join Forces

cindy zimmerman

Raven Industries and Farmers Edge have joined forces in a marketing and collaboration agreement. The two companies are working together to develop new precision agriculture technologies that will rapidly increase expansion of Farmers Edge digital agronomy and risk management solutions in key markets. The collaboration leverages the use of streaming data transfer between CanPlugs and Raven Slingshot® and field computers. …

AgWired Precision, Farmers Edge, Precision Agriculture, Raven

BVLOS Will Open the Skies

chuck zimmerman

In case you didn’t know, BVLOS stands for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight. It’s something you can’t do commercially flying a drone right now. However, PrecisionHawk, working with the Federal Aviation Administration, has conducted research on conducting BVLOS and summarized it in a new report. Image from the PrecisionHawk website. PrecisionHawk Inc., a leading provider of drone technology for the …

AgNerd, AgWired Precision, Drones, Precision Agriculture, technology, UAV