AgRobotics AutoProbe Demo at CTIC Tour

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Conservation, CTIC, Video

I did a post about the AgRobotics AutoProbe several years ago and this month I finally got to see it in action during the 2011 CTIC Conservation In Action Tour on August 9 in northwest Ohio. “It’s the first on-the-go soil sampling apparatus for agriculture,” Jeff Burton told me. “We’ve been developing it since 2002 and have been in the … Read More

Hugreen Finds a Better Way for Small Farm Irrigation

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Irrigation, Water Management

Hugreen is an agriculture technology startup dedicated to bringing high tech precision solutions to smallholder farmers. The company has just announced an Indiegogo campaign for Gnome, their flagship product that uses solar and radio frequency to power a smart irrigation system. The Gnome system is comprised of a network of sensors and water valves, connected to one central hub: The … Read More

Precision Ag Bytes

Kelly MarshallPrecision Ag Bytes

Tim Kuechmann has joined NovaSource as Account Manager for the Pacific Northwest and Newton Roda, PhD. will be serving as the new Director of International Business, Southern Cone. AutoProbe Technologies, LLC, manufacturers of the AutoProbe automated soil sampler, names Effertz Farms as a new grower-centric sales and service provider for southeast Kansas and western Missouri.

State-of-the-art Grain Rail Terminal Open for 2014 Harvest

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Company Announcement, Grain

Landmark Services Cooperative announces the opening of their new Grain Rail Facility in Fall River, Wis. Grain growers can now market their grain quickly and efficiently at this new location. “The Fall River Rail Terminal is a game-changer is the industry,” says Bob Carlson, chief executive officer for Landmark Services Cooperative. “It is built to perform to be efficient and … Read More

Agronomic Innovations Buys AgRobotics

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Soil, Soil Sampling

Agronomic Innovations of Brighton, Illinois has acquired Arkansas-based AgRobotics and their patented AutoProbe precision soil sampler. “Everything begins with the soil,” says Agronomics Innovations c-owner Allen Lash. “Pinpoint sample integrity is what the AutoProbe offers. ‘Big Data’ is only as good as the initial measurement integrity. Spot sampling isn’t precision. You only understand what’s happening in that spot where the … Read More

Agronomic Innovations, LLC Buys AgRobotics

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Soil

Agronomic Innovations, LLC, Brighton, IL, announces the purchase of AgRobotics and their patented AutoProbe precision soil sampler. The two privately held companies did not disclose the sale price. All AgRobotics employees retain employment with the new entity. Agronomic Innovations, LLC is owned by Allen Lash and Harold Birch who have a combined seventy years of experience forming and growing companies … Read More

iCropTrak Makes WagNet Irrigation & Field Data Mobile

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Apps, Data Collection, Irrigation, John Deere

iCropTrak Mobile Farm Management announces support for Agsense WagNet network for pivot irrigation and soil sensor monitoring. iCroptrak automatically integrates the WagNet water and soil sensor data with your farming data to help farmers make better decisions and monitoring your irrigation efforts painless. With water restrictions and sustainable farming playing an ever-growing role in farming, iCropTrak integrated one of the … Read More

Precision Soil Sampling

Cindy ZimmermanGPS, Precision Ag in the News

One of the Top 10 agricultural innovations showcased at the recent World Ag Expo’s New Product Center was the AutoProbe by AgRobotics. According to World Ag Expo, the AutoProbe is “the first high speed, on-the-go soil sampler for precision soil sampling. Samples are collected at a precise depth and interval over a section of land. On a 2.5 acre grid, … Read More