Precision Ag Bytes – 7/11

Chuck ZimmermanPrecision Ag Bytes

Golden Harvest is growing its strong portfolio for the 2019 planting season with the release of 37 new corn hybrids—21 of which are from our 16 new genetic families—and 17 new soybean varieties. Earlier this year, Golden Harvest announced it would benefit from an incremental $400 million investment. The breadth and quality of its 2019 seed portfolio showcases that pledge. … Read More

Corvus: Understanding Reactivation

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Corvus, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show, Herbicide

The success of Bayer’s Corvus herbicide goes beyond residual activity. What sets it apart from others in the same class is reactivation, which allows weed control in the absence of moisture, says Mark Waddington, product development manager for selective corn herbicides. “All herbicides take water or moisture or rainfall to control weeds. That’s how you get your residual control. The … Read More

Bayer Advancing Toward the Next Era of Ag

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, AgWired Precision, Bayer, Crop Science, Farm Progress Show

Bayer offers a great deal of technology in today’s marketplace, with a pipeline of new technologies coming to growers in the future. “We’re reinvesting into agriculture. We’re reinvesting into growers,” says Rob Schrick, Bayer Strategic Business Lead for North American Corn and Soy. “We’re taking our returns and hiring scientists and putting scientists to work to not only bring the … Read More

GROWMARK Committed to Nutrient Management

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, AgWired Precision, Farm Progress Show, Growmark, Nutrient Management, sustainability

Nutrient management was a focus of GROWMARK’s exhibit at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur. The regional cooperative has spearheaded a number of initiatives to help farmers learn more about nutrient management strategies and to assist them in executing those practices on their farms. “The main thing we do when we’re working with customers is trying to help them … Read More

Soil Health Partnership Simulates Rain at FPS17

Chuck ZimmermanAgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Soil Health Partnership

The weather was perfect at the 2017 Farm Progress Show but it was raining in the Soil Health Partnership exhibit. The highlight of the exhibit was a rainfall simulator, demonstrating the effects of rainfall on different types of management practices. The eye catching display provided an opportunity for the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership to promote different aspects of soil management … Read More

Illinois Farmers Reach Out With GROWMARK 4R4U

Chuck ZimmermanAgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Growmark, Nutrient Management

Illinois farmer Jack McCormick uses social media platforms to share information about projects that can fit into the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy with other farmers and the general public. The effort is part of the Illinois 4R4U program, launched in October 2016. The collaboration between GROWMARK and county Farm Bureaus in Illinois includes trials on cover crops, nitrogen and … Read More

Trimble’s New GM for Agriculture – Abe Hughes

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, Trimble, ZimmCast

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Abe Hughes when he worked for New Holland and now he has just been appointed to worldwide general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division within the Resources and Utilities segment. So congratulations Abe! Abe has only been on the job a little while but I bothered him for a phone interview for this week’s ZimmCast. “I … Read More

PrecisionAg Vision Conference

Chuck ZimmermanAgWired Precision, Events, Precision Agriculture

I have a vision of a really good precision ag program coming up for year number two this October. It is the PrecisionAg® Vision Conference, October 10-12, 2017. We are a sponsor of this year’s event! You can expect more information to come but for now, here are some details. The conference will take place in Phoenix, AZ. Conference organizer … Read More

#NFMS17 Kicks off Today

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Equipment, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Greetings from Louisville and the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show! Steve Kelly with the Kentucky Exposition Center says they have filled 1.2 million square feet of space under roof and there’s enough demand to sell almost that much more for this largest indoor farm show in America. They have made a few significant changes in the show which allows for … Read More

John Deere Receives SIMA Award for Prototype Electric Tractor

Chuck ZimmermanEquipment, International, John Deere, Tractor

In advance of the Paris International Farm Show (SIMA) in France John Deere has unveiled what it says is the “First fully battery-electric high-hp tractor.” This photo is from the SIMA new products website page. Here is information from the company news release about the SIMA award winning product. Citation Award: SESAM: the first all-electric tractor With its SESAM Tractor … Read More