Raven Slingshot Expands Connectivity and Software Integration

Kurt Lawton

Bridging the connectivity between in-field data collection and existing office software has just become more simple with Raven’s Slingshot API. Building upon the Slingshot suite of wireless products and services, including RTK correction, data transfer, remote support, high speed internet access and more, the Slingshot API is designed to bridge the information gap between activity in the field and existing …

Company Announcement, Data Collection, Software, Standards

Just What the Heck is ISO 11783 and Why Should I Care?

Kurt Lawton

If you’re not a tech head, ISOBUS talk may just be a flyover term that causes one’s eyes to glaze over. In reality, it’s a great technology standard that is working toward having all electronics of all implement brands and colors speak the same language. In brief, ISO 11783 is an international standard of ‘electronic language’ that is specific to …

Ag Leader, Displays, Insights Weekly, Standards, sustainability

Precision Pesticide Application Website Launched

Kurt Lawton

In an era of continued concern for the environment and tighter regulations, it simply makes sense to ensure we practice precision crop protection application on every acre. To this end, the Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) announced the launch of a new Pesticide Environmental Stewardship (PES) website. The site (http://pesticidestewardship.org) is designed for anyone who applies, sells, stores, or …

Conservation, Education, Equipment, Farmers, Spraying, Standards, sustainability

Young Farmer Forum Talks Precision Agriculture

Kurt Lawton

Agriculture.com, one of the longest running ag websites powered by Successful Farming, has a social network for young and beginning farmers called Farmers For The Future. One of the recent topics centered around precision farming talks about a move into RTK and the CORS network. The challenge is dealing with all ages and different colors of equipment. Sam asks…We have …

Equipment, Farmers, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Harvesting, Planting, Satellite, Software, Standards, sustainability

New TeeJet ISOBUS Sprayer Control

Kurt Lawton

TeeJet now offer two new solutions for ISOBUS sprayer control for owners of factory-installed virtual terminals, or for operators who require a complete system including a virtual terminal. The TeeJet ISOBUS Sprayer System uses a John Deere, CASE IH or AGCO virtual terminal.  The kit includes the IC18 ISOBUS Sprayer Electronic Control Unit (ECU), BoomPilot automatic boom section control module, a switch …

Audio, Company Announcement, Displays, Equipment, Spraying, Standards

Use Yield Monitor to Map ACRE Program Yields?

Kurt Lawton

If you signed up for the ACRE program, you know that payments will be issued when two conditions are met for a commodity. Condition one: when actual state revenue falls below the state ACRE guarantee. Condition two: when the actual farm revenue falls below the farm ACRE guarantee. So, can you use your yield monitor to provide annual acreage and …

Ag Leader, Farmers, Insights Weekly, Standards

FutureFarm and a Field of Robots

Laura McNamara

Dr. Simon Blackmore says he has his sights set on the future of agriculture. Not many could doubt that after considering the extensive breadth of research and development the world-renowned agriculturist continually applies to his work in precision farming. Simon was a leading speaker at the 9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, sharing his expertise on two main fronts: FutureFarm …

Audio, Equipment, Events, International, Research, Standards, University

Ideas Behind Precision: A Global Perspective

Laura McNamara

There is no one idea or definition of precision agriculture if you ask Dr. Rajiv Khosla. Raj chaired the 9th annual International Conference on Precision Agriculture earlier this month in Denver, CO. I attended the conference and, while there, I managed to gather more information on precision than I know what to do with… and there was still an immeasurable …

Audio, Education, Events, International, Standards

Working on Precision Ag Standards

Chuck Zimmerman

Setting standards for precision ag equipment and software seems to be getting some momentum from the ASABE according to Paul Schrimpf, PrecisionAg Institute in his latest post. Well, a release just came across my inbox from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems. One of the many new standardization …

Standards