New Advanced Seed Monitoring for Ag Leader Integra

Kurt Lawton

Get a ‘virtual seed trench view’ with the new Advanced Seed Monitoring through Ag Leader’s SeedCommand system, run through their INTEGRA monitor. Advanced Seed Monitoring provides planter performance monitoring of seed meter singulation, skips/doubles and spacing quality, along with population and spacing information for all rows when corn planting. The INTEGRA display features a full-screen planter performance view that includes …

Ag Leader, Company Announcement, Displays, Planting, seed

Top 10 Ag Technologies from 2010 by Farm Progress

Kurt Lawton

Take a look at a story in Indiana Prairie Farmer that selected ten different agricultural technologies of interest this year. They listed: – Raven Sling Shot system – Connected Farm concept – GSI Binspector – Grain entrapment rescue tubes – Votivo nematicide seed treatment – SmartStax corn – Agrisure Viptera trait – Surveillance sunglasses – Vertical till revolution – Kixor …

Corn, Guidance, Harvesting, Industry News, Planting, Raven, seed, Software, Soybeans, Tillage, Variable rate

Save Chemical Input Cost with Precision Farming Technology

Kurt Lawton

In the North Dakota Farm Business Management Program, coordinator Steve Metzger says producers are telling him they are using far less chemicals, saving money and the environment thanks to the tools of precision agriculture, according to a recent story in Farm & Ranch Guide. “We talk to each producer that we work with, and they are the ones telling us …

Conservation, Fertilizer, Guidance, Harvesting, Planting, seed, Spraying, Variable rate

New Control For Air Cart Seeding and Fertilizer Application

Kurt Lawton

Grower who want precision control of their air carts will soon be available from Ag Leader Technology to control seeding and granular fertilizer application. This new functionality enables control of up to three channels of granular product or a combination of one channel of seed and two channels of granular product. The new Air Cart support provides the benefits of …

Ag Leader, Company Announcement, Fertilizer, Planting, seed, Variable rate

Precision Farming Tools Can Reduce Your Environmental Footprint

Kurt Lawton

Conservation. Sustainability. Water Quality. These hot topics are on the minds of government, and should be a continued focus by every grower. As you look at your operation, and your investment in precision farming equipment, it pays to think proactively and adopt components that can improve your environmental footprint. I spoke the other day with Iowa farmer Tim Palmer, who …

Ag Leader, Conservation, Fertilizer, Guidance, Insights Weekly, Planting, seed, Spraying, Variable rate

Precision Ag Expo Touts Variable Rate Technology

Kurt Lawton

Producers came to learn at the recent Precision Ag Expo field days held recently in North Dakota. Numerous questions, according to a story in Farm & Ranch Guide, aimed at gathering facts about zone maps, satellite imagery and variable rate precision farming. Kelly Sharpe, of GK Technology, Inc., in Halstad, Minn., said his company creates variable rate mapping, taking an …

Education, Events, Fertilizer, Planting, Remote sensing, Satellite, seed, Variable rate

New SeedStar Planter Monitor System From Deere

Kurt Lawton

“Everything that customers said they wanted in a fully integrated monitoring system for planting operations went into the SeedStar XP system,” says Chris Savener, project manager, planters, for John Deere Seeding. “This includes an easy-to-read, at-a-glance screen with seed skip information and data on row-unit ride dynamics, which are critical to monitoring and maintaining overall planter performance at the row-unit …

Company Announcement, Displays, John Deere, Planting, seed

New Case IH Precision Air Cart

Kurt Lawton

It’s nice to see more ISOBUS compliant electronics on equipment, such as with the new Case IH Precision Air 3580 air cart. All systems can be controlled and monitored from the cab thanks to ISO 11783 compliant electronics–such as the Case IH AFS Pro 600 or AFS 300 display. Engineered for large acreage small grain growers who need to cover …

Company Announcement, Equipment, Fertilizer, Planting, seed, wheat