Trimble Acquires MyTopo For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Melissa Sandfort

Trimble announced that it has acquired privately-held MyTopo based in Billings, Mont. MyTopo is a leading provider of print and digital maps for outdoor enthusiasts. The acquisition expands Trimble’s ability to offer unique map content and new outdoor-centric products while simultaneously enhancing its popular mobile apps—Trimble Outdoors, AllSport GPS, Geocache Navigator, Cabela’s Recon Hunt, and Backpacker GPS Trails. MyTopo offers …

Apps, technology, Trimble

Alltech Launches Farming Film Festival

Cindy Zimmerman

Alltech is looking for videos that tell the story of how game changing innovations are helping farmers feed the world. The Kentucky-based animal health and nutrition company has announced the first ever “Farming Film Festival,” offering a $2,000 grand prize. Following the theme of the Alltech 27th Annual International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, The Game Changers, video submissions should …

Farmers, technology, Video

AGCO Introduces Precision Steering for Windrowers

Melissa Sandfort

AGCO is pleased to bring the AES-25 Accurate Electric Steering Wheel and the System 150 automated steering system to the market for use on select self-propelled windrowers from Hesston by Massey Ferguson and Challenger. These auto-steering products provide hay and small-grains producers with the most accurate and simple-to-operate assisted steering available in the industry for self-propelled windrowers. Field demonstrations show …

Equipment, Guidance, technology

Precision Agriculture Applications for California Growers

Melissa Sandfort

Pitney Bowes Business Insight announced that Britz-Simplot LLC, the largest, full-service agricultural retailer and wholesaler of fertilizers, seed and other applications in California, is leveraging Pitney Bowes Business Insight’s mapping and location intelligence technology to strengthen its precision agriculture business. As growers face increasing industry challenges, such as budget constraints, environmental concerns and compliance regulations, Britz-Simplot turned to Pitney Bowes …

Data Collection, Regulation, technology, yields

John Deere Introduces FarmSight

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere introduced a new “integrated suite of solutions” at the 2011 Commodity Classic today, called John Deere FarmSight. The comprehensive program is designed to meet farm and business needs for today and the future, according to FarmSight director Jerry Roell. “The John Deere FarmSight global suite of solutions uses integrated, wireless technology that links the equipment, owners, dealers, and …

Commodity Classic, John Deere, technology

An Extra Harvest Each Year

Melissa Sandfort

A new biocatalyst platform designed for hydroponic systems has been proven in recent tests to speed up crop growth enough to allow an extra harvest each year. Chesapeake Greenhouse, LLC lettuce hydroponic farm in Maryland recently completed a trial testing of BiOWiSH-Hydroponic — a revolutionary water treatment solution that helps increase nutrient availability, improve plant vigor, and stimulate microbial activity …

Research, technology

“Smart Farming” Segment Planned for Agritechnica

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural equipment and machinery manufacturers are implementing more advanced electronics into their products these days to help farmers become ever more efficient. That’s why “Smart Farming” will have its own special segment at Agritechnica 2011, November 15-19 in Germany. According to show sponsor DLG, “Smart Farming – Intelligent and sustainable plant production “ will host a wide range of renowned …

Agritechnica, Events, technology

OverView from AgCam

Cindy Zimmerman

Need a camera on your combine, tractor, grain bin or just about anywhere else on the farm? Try AgCam by Dakota Micro. The photo shows just one of the many places (pdf) you can put these cameras. Dakota Micro, Inc., manufacturers of the AgCam camera system, is proud to announce the arrival of our newest product line. The OverView camera …

Equipment, technology, Video