John Deere Makes Precision Farming More Precise

Kelly Marshall

John Deere is offering precision growers a few new toys tools for their toolbox. The company has just announced the introduction of two new AutoTrac guidance products  to its lineup.  These products were designed to help row crop producers and ag service providers navigate fields more accurately when spraying during post emergence. The AutoTrac Vision assists the operator with the use …

Agribusiness, Guidance, John Deere, Spraying

ASA Requests Comments on Dicamba Label

Kelly Marshall

EPA has proposed a draft label for dicamba to be used with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend (RR2X) soybeans, but it comes too late for the 2016 growing season. Current expectations are for the label to be finalized late this summer or fall.  Monsanto has plans for a strong communication system to keep growers, dealers and industry members in the loop …

Ag Group, ASA, Herbicides, Soybeans, Spraying, Weed control

Deere and Hagie Enter Joint Venture

Kelly Marshall

Deere & Company and Hagie Manufacturing have entered into a joint venture.  Hagie is a national market leader when it comes to high-clearance sprayers.  In this new agreement Deere gains majority ownership of Hagie Manufacturing. The equipment produced in the current plant at Clarion, Iowa will continue to carry the Hagie brand, but sales and services will be integrated into …

Agribusiness, Equipment, John Deere, Machinery, Spraying

Green Leaf Brings Lechler Nozzles To US Market

Taylor Truckey

Green Leaf, Inc has introduced Lechler Inc.’s IDTA asymmetrical twin flat spray air induction nozzles to the U.S. and Canadian markets. The nozzle is designed to improve spray coverage of treated crops, specifically on the front and rear sides. These gains are achieved by the asymmetrical design featuring spray angles, pattern widths, and flow rates that work together for ideal …

Spraying, Tractor

Precision Planting Launches vApply And vApplyHD

Taylor Truckey

Precision Planting is launching a suite of fertility control products. These products will allow a grower to select from vApply, an implement-wide control system, or scale to vApplyHD, a highly accurate row-by-row liquid system. These products will allow growers to execute their fertility plan across the entire range of application rates for all passes through the field. vApply is an …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Crop Protection, Precision Planting, Spraying

Strider Expands Into US With Decision Making Platform

Taylor Truckey

Strider, a well-respected, agriculture-focused tech start-up in Brazil, has recently expanded in the US market. Mainly in Texas as of now, Strider is bringing it’s mission of cutting input costs to the American farmer by helping farmers monitor pests, diseases, and weeds. This platform creates value by taking the information collected by scouts on the field to be evaluated by …

agronomy, Apps, Audio, Cotton, Pesticides, Scouting, Software, Spraying, Strider, technology

Hagie Mfg. Releases Commodity Delivery System

Kelly Marshall

Hagie Mfg has partnered with Fennig Equipment to bring their customers the Hagie Commodity Delivery System (CDS).  This innovative solution allows a self-propelled applicator the ability to perform full season dry fertilizer, nutrient and cover crop inter-seeding applications. The Hagie Commodity Delivery System was created to work with the Cover Crop Interseeder (CCI) line for STS series sprayers.  A pressurized …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, Spraying

Precision Ag Workshop Hosted by AL Extension

Kelly Marshall

A Precision Agriculture Workshop will be held in Auburn, Alabama on January 28, 2016.  The workshop is provided by Auburn University and the Alabama Extension.  There will be presentations and demonstrations of cutting edge precision technology covering planting, spraying, variable rate nitrogen, variable rate irrigation and data management. Alabama Extension Precision Ag and Grain Crops Specialist Brenda Ortiz said there …

Data, Planting, Spraying, Variable rate

AL Extension Hosts Precision Ag Workshop

Kelly Marshall

January 28, 2016 is the date scheduled for the Precision Agriculture Workshop in Auburn, Alabama.  Hosted by the Auburn University and Alabama Extension professionals, the event will cover cutting edge precision with demonstrations by Extension professionals and private companies.  The workshop will take place at the Auburn University Dixon Hotel and Conference Center. “There are still lots of farmers in …

Data, Education, Events, Irrigation, Planting, Spraying, Variable rate

Nominations Now Open for AGCO Operator of the Year

Kelly Marshall

AGCO Corporation has announced they are now accepting nominations for their 10th Annual Operator of the Year program.  The award recognizes the men and women who spend hours applying fertilizer and crop protection products using technologically advanced equipment to help farmers achieve their best possible yields. The grand prize is a brand new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. “Over the past nine years of the program, …

Agribusiness, Award, Crop Protection, Fertilizer, Spraying