John Deere Display Gets Smarter

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The John Deere Gen 4 monitor has been in large agriculture tractors since the 2014 model, but at the big Reveal event last week in Moline, Illinois the company unveiled its latest upgrade, the 4640 Universal Display. “Brand new today is a 4640 Universal display, so that means we have a portable display that we can retrofit back into 30 …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere, technology

Taking DC Bureaucrats to the Farm

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The National Corn Growers Association recently joined with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the American Seed Trade Association to host officials from EPA and USDA for demonstrations on planting practices, seed treatments, and equipment innovations in an effort to help them understand modern farming. The event took place on the working farm of NCGA Chairman Chip Bowling in …

AEM, AgWired Precision, ASTA, NCGA, seed, technology, Video

Knoa Helps GROWMARK Boost Performance

Kelly Marshall

Knoa Software is pleased to announce that GROWMARK, Inc. is utilizing SAP® User Experience Management (SAP UEM) to increase user adoption and improve performance of its applications. “This is a groundbreaking project that further confirms our commitment to supporting SAP enterprise solutions,” said Brian Berns, CEO of Knoa Software. “We are very pleased to help GROWMARK identify and proactively address …

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Expanding Ag Technology in Africa

Kelly Marshall

The “Upscaling Solutions: Expanding access to irrigation for smallholders in sub­-Saharan Africa” session at the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference explored how public and private sector investors can support smallholder-irrigated agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. The presentation included a whitepaper synthesis of case studies relevant to this topic. One case study was from International Development Enterprise (iDE), a global effort that spans …

Audio, Food, International, Security, technology, water

Big Buzz at Farmers Edge Booth from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Farmers Edge had not one, but two major new product launches at Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week and their Vice President of Marketing, Marina Barnes was on hand to tell us about them both. FarmCommand takes precision agriculture to decision agriculture, Barnes said, with it’s easy to use, all-in-one system. It eliminates the need for multiple passwords and unusable data. …

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ARA Encourages Use of AgGateway’s ADAPT Toolkit

Kelly Marshall

Precision agriculture doesn’t come without its share of frustrations; getting systems to “talk” to each other is certainly one of them. Now the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is encouraging the use of AgGateway‘s ADAPT toolkit to allow multiple formats to share data across software applications. “We encourage manufacturers to integrate the ADAPT framework in their offerings, and to leverage the …

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Farmers Edge Goes Big at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Farmers Edge™, a global leader in decision agriculture, today launched the next generation of its award-winning farm management platform, FarmCommand™. Based on two years of feedback from its global network of growers, the new fully-integrated platform provides growers with easy access to crop, weather, equipment, soil, and other agronomic data all in one place. This announcement comes as Farmers Edge …

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Topcon Agriculture Presents New X35 Console

Kelly Marshall

The next generation of X-Family touchscreen displays is now available from Topcon Agriculture. The 12.1 inch console is easy to use with simple upgrades designed for the operator’s needs. It’s an all-in-one system which provides variable rate control of up to 200 sections for as many as eight products, all managed through cloud-based technology. “The X35 console adds to the …

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