RowSense Makes Sense

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Equipment

A new sensing system on corn heads called AutoTrac™ RowSense™ allows precision guidance to be used on combines that are harvesting corn. “The biggest benefits to the grower include less operator fatigue,” said John Deere combine product specialist Steve Sporrer at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville this week. “We’re also on the row more consistently and it’s an … Read More

RowCommand and RowSense Offer Guidance for Planters and Combines

Laura McNamaraAudio, Dealers, Equipment, GPS

AutoTrac guidance is no longer just for tractors. Farmers can now use assisted steering technology on combines. John Deere‘s AutoTrac RowSense gives growers the ability to use precision guidance on the combines for harvesting corn. Mechanical feeler data from new row sensors located on the corn heads are integrated with GPS data from John Deere’s StarFire Receiver to give growers … Read More

AutoTrac™ Vision in Sight for 2017

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Guidance, John Deere, Spraying

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 … Read More

John Deere Makes Precision Farming More Precise

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Guidance, John Deere, Spraying

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 … Read More

2009 Top Stories on – Products

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Company Announcement, Equipment, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Harvesting, Industry News, John Deere, Planting, Remote sensing, seed, Software, Spraying, Tillage, Trimble

HAPPY NEW YEAR! In our final installment of looking back at the top stories of 2009, here’s a list of newsworthy stories that featured new or updated products. I list the stories starting with the most current from December, working back to January of 2009. No ranking of importance is included…but feel free to post your comments about these products. … Read More

Deere Adds New AutoTrac Guidance Products

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Displays, Equipment, GPS, Guidance, John Deere

John Deere’s machine guidance portfolio expands by two products, which can also be used on select non-John Deere platforms. New AutoTrac Controller expands its AutoTrac SF1, SF2 and RTK compatibility on more vehicles such as select Case IH Magnum and MX Series tractors. AutoTrac Controller provides similar performance levels to competitive systems and enhanced performance compared to our current AutoTrac … Read More

Hands-free GPS Precision Harvesting On Sale

Kurt LawtonGeneral

Growers looking to upgrade their harvest performance for 2009 should take a hard look at the new John Deere 70 Series Combines–and get special pricing before the February 2 deadline. Contact your John Deere dealer to check out these prices and equip a combine that best fits the way you farm. One of the best options on the market for … Read More

Precision Combine Guidance Draws Reader Interest

Kurt LawtonIndustry News, Precision Ag in the News

Readers of Meister Media’s PrecisionAg eNews chose John Deere RowSense combine guidance system as a top story in 2008. Now is a good time to analyze your planting and harvesting operation to understand how precision technology can pay over the long haul. We have covered numerous stories on RowSense, a precision combine guidance tool that is helping farmers harvest every bushel using … Read More

What Technology Worked This Year?

Kurt LawtonFarmers, Tillage

The buzz is all about precision…steering, strip-till, fertilizer placement. During Successful Farming magazine’s annual Crop Tech Tour, editors asked growers what technology worked in the field this year–given weather extremes that ranged from severe droughts to floods.  Tom Loitz of Geneseo, Illinois, says his new strip-till system combined with row shut-offs on his planter showed strong payback when he entered … Read More

John Deere Offers New “Toys” for Precision

Laura McNamaraDealers, Displays, Equipment, GPS, Video

John Deere has recently announced that it’s offering a slew of different precision agriculture products. Some are available now and others are scheduled to be released in the spring or fall of 2009. Kim Fletcher, Marketing Representative with John Deere Ag Management Solutions has been hosting several live presentations showcasing many of the new products and some old favorites at … Read More