New Agrible Pocket Spray Smart App

Kelly Marshall

Agrible has a new iOS app to help farmers decide when to spray their fields. Pocket Spray Smart is a free app that works with Agrible’s Morning Farm Report software that helps plan applications, when to get equipment into the fields, and what to expect for yields. Agrible’s Spray Smart technology in Morning Farm Report shows a farmer what the conditions look …

Agrible, Agribusiness, Apps, Spraying

Apache 1000 Sprayers Earn EquipmentWatch Award

Kelly Marshall

The Apache 1000 Sprayer series has earned the 2017 EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Award for retaining the highest percentage of original value after five years. Analysts considered 12,536 models for the evaluation and then narrowed it down to 156 series from 36 brands. Residual values of the finalists were calculated by leveraging a database covering more than $412 billion in …

Agribusiness, Award, Equipment, Spraying

.@JohnDeere Designs for Comfort and Efficiency

Kelly Marshall

Attendees of the National Farm Machinery Show got the first view of John Deere‘s new CommandView III cab on their 4-Series Sprayers and the 4600 CommandCenter that comes with it. Customers are always looking for ways to be more efficient– to spend less time setting up and more time spraying, says Jason Beuligmann, which is why John Deere has made …

Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Spraying

BASF Expands On Target Application Academy

Kelly Marshall

Good stewardship is a cornerstone of the agriculture community; that’s why BASF is offering a new online training module to help growers and applicators learn all they need to know to concerning new herbicide technologies. Classes are available at home or in the field, and on any device, with topics covering drift mitigation, nozzle selection and proper calibation. Applicators can …

BASF, Herbicides, Spraying

Case IH Celebrates 25 Years of Patriot Sprayers

Kelly Marshall

October 21st marked the 25th year of producing Case IH Patriot sprayers at the Benson, Minnesota manufacturing faculty.  Honored guests, executives and employees marked the day with a special ceremony. “Twenty-five years ago, growers and professional applicators were introduced to Patriot sprayers and shown a better way to optimize their time and accuracy in any conditions,” said Jason Hausauer, Benson …

Agribusiness, Case IH, Spraying

AutoTrac™ Vision in Sight for 2017

Cindy Zimmerman

New John Deere AutoTrac™ products available for 2017 provide a new line of vision when making postemergence sprayer applications. AutoTrac Vision uses a front-mounted camera to see early-season corn, soybeans and cotton at least 4 to 6 inches high. An industry exclusive from John Deere.. “The camera actually sees the row and steers the sprayer down the row in early …

Audio, Guidance, John Deere, Spraying

Experiments Show Spray Drift Damages Grapes

Kelly Marshall

The Weed Technology journal recently published results showing that herbicide spray drift from 2,4-D and dicamba can severely damage wine grapes near agronomic crops. With the increased use of these products on glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds like Palmar amaranth and horseweed, grape growers are becoming more and more concerned about crop loss from drift. Researchers from Ohio State University ran test …

Ag Group, Spraying, Weed control

John Deere Hagie Joint Venture Progressing Well

Chuck Zimmerman

It was just over five months ago that John Deere announced a joint venture with Hagie Manufacturing. Since then Hagie sprayers are now selling via John Deere dealers. Kevin Marshall gave ag media a look at the Hagie DTS Sprayer which is a dual tank machine. The DTS has most of the same features of their STS Sprayers but is …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, Spraying, Video

John Deere Shows off Carbon Boom on Sprayer

Chuck Zimmerman

Last week’s John Deere Reveal event offered Chuck Zimmerman the chance to see the new carbon fiber boom.  Announced last year, this boom is part of a collaboration with King Agro, a maker of carbon fiber products in Central and South America.  The new booms promise John Deere’s customers more productivity while maintaing the reliability and durability the company is …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Spraying, Video

John Deere’s New Nozzles Get the Job Done

Kelly Marshall

Lydia Thomas is a Product Manger for John Deere, and she’s just the person to talk to if you’re wanting information about John Deere’s new exact apply intelligent nozzle system. I caught up with her at the Farm Progress Show to hear how John Deere has brought a new approach to their traditional sprayer, adding industry exclusives that help growers …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, Spraying