Intelligent Self-Propelled Sprayer Debuts at Agritechnica

Laura McNamaraAudio, Displays, Equipment, Events, International, Software

Agritechnica 2007 officially marked the launch of John Deere‘s first ever self-propelled sprayer in Europe. The 5430i is an intelligent sprayer that offers almost a complete automation of the entire sprayer application procedure. The sprayer integrates ten innovative AMS (Ag Management Solutions) features, including SprayPRO technology. The SprayPRO system uses GPS technology to offer more precision on sprayer functions such … Read More

Precision Technology a Big Draw for John Deere Consumers in Europe

Laura McNamaraAudio, Displays, Equipment, Events, International

John Deere has already attracted a large, steady crowd to it’s revamped exhibit at Agritechnica… and the event hasn’t even “officially” begun. The preview days, or the days typically reserved for media, honored guests and participants who don’t mind paying triple the normal entrance fee, got a sneak peek at Agritechnica 2007 for two days before the farm machinery show’s … Read More

Prowling Deutschland For Precision Ag

Laura McNamaraEquipment, International

The dates for Agritechnica 2007 are fast approaching. This year’s event is being held next week, November 13 through 17. Agritechnica is one of the world’s biggest showcases for farm equipment. The German Agriculture Society hosts the event once every two years. Thanks to John Deere, I have the opportunity to travel to Germany and check out the latest in … Read More

Kansas Students Get Their Hands on Precision Ag Sprayers

Laura McNamaraDisplays, Education, Equipment, Precision Ag in the News, Precision in Practice, Software

The ease of precision agriculture has given a couple agriculture instructors the opportunity to offer their students some hands-on education. Well, an article in the Emporia Gazette said both precision ag and access to the Deer Trail Implement complex located just west of Emporia made the hands-on lesson a reality. Thirty-five K-State students trekked form Manhattan, KS to Emporia, KS … Read More

Hands-On Demos

Laura McNamaraAudio, Displays, Software

Farmers are getting a sneak peak trial of John Deere’s latest in desktop software, the beta version of the company’s Apex 2.0 program. The live demo is just one of four innovative products John Deere is displaying at its Ag Management Solutions booth. Consumers can also check out the company’s Autotrack Universal System Mobile Guidance Solution, GS2 Rate Controller, and … Read More

Hands-Free Technology

Laura McNamaraAudio, Displays, Events, Satellite

It’s no magic trick. It’s a John Deere Precision Ag demonstration, showing just how much freedom satellite technology can offer a farmer in the field. Public Relations Manager Barry Nelson explained that operators need to program their routes just once and satellite operation will take care of the rest: distance, turns, no sweat. Barry also filled me in on the … Read More