Aerial Precision Ag Helicopters

Chuck ZimmermanAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Ag Connect Expo, Agribusiness, Audio, Video

Helicopters are just plain cool, especially if you can operate them by remote control. The Aerial Precision Ag booth at AG CONNECT Expo sold out of their new Multi Ready to Fly units! Using mini hand controlled helicopters for precision ag field imaging work got a lot of attention. These four rotor units were also being demonstrated right on the … Read More

Case IH Talks Info Management at AG CONNECT

John DavisAg Connect Expo, Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH

Information is power, but TOO MUCH information is, well, overwhelming. During the recent AG CONNECT Expo, our friends from Case IH sponsored a a morning networking breakfast on how to manage all the information farmers are faced with in precision agriculture. “One of the things we find is this overabundance of information with data, and how do we control it, … Read More

Claas’ Lexion 780 Shown at AG CONNECT

John DavisAg Connect Expo, Agribusiness, Audio

Farmers this fall will see a new combine that sets itself apart from the competition in its efficiency. During the recent AG CONNECT, Chuck caught up with Claas product specialist Christopher Girodat, who talked about the improvements they’ve made in the company’s new Lexion 780 over the old 770 model. “We have a new feeder house drive system, which allows … Read More

Field Connect Brings High Tech to Moisture Monitoring

John DavisAg Connect Expo, Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere

We’ve already heard about a couple of the more leading-edge technologies our friends at John Deere displayed at this year’s AG CONNECT, including their JDLink technology. Another product that caught attendees’ attentions was Field Connect, John Deere’s soil moisture monitoring tool. “It’s pulling soil moisture information from your field, very specific to that location, and providing that to you to … Read More

Krone CEO Talks Latest Tech at AG CONNECT

John DavisAg Connect Expo, Agribusiness, Audio

The recent AG CONNECT Expo can certainly be considered a success, especially if you talk to some of the exhibitors who attended. “We have a group of customers coming into this show, who are coming into here for education, taking part in the 50 educational sessions, and almost every one of them have been booked out,” said Rusty Fowler, President/CEO … Read More

FieldScout GreenIndex+ App Picture Tells a Ton

John DavisAg Connect Expo, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio

One of the highlights of the recent AG CONNECT Expo are the AE50 Outstanding Innovations Gold Awards, honoring the “best of the best” displayed at the show. One of those awards went to Spectrum Technologies, Inc., for the company’s FieldScout GreenIndex+ App. The app looks at a smartphone picture of corn at the knee-high level and can make a recommendation … Read More

JDLink Brings Telematics Solution to Users

John DavisAg Connect Expo, Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere

Our friends at John Deere made good use of their time at the premier show for technology, innovation and education, AG CONNECT Expo, showing off some of their latest equipment. Swarupa Bakre, Associate Brand Manager for John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group talked to Chuck about their JDLink technology, a telematics solution to communicate important information gathered by the equipment and … Read More

New Name Coming for Soybean

John DavisAg Connect Expo, Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience

A new variety of soybeans will soon get a new name after making a debut at the recent AG CONNECT Expo. MS Technologies Brand Manager Lauren August says their FG72 soybeans, a collaboration with Bayer, will have their new name revealed at the upcoming Commodity Classic later this month. In the meantime, she can tell us about how the beans … Read More

AG CONNECT Expo Comes to Close

Chuck ZimmermanAg Connect Expo, Audio

The 2013 AG CONNECT Expo has come to a close but I have a lot more interviews to share in coming days. To wrap things up for now I spoke with Sara Truesdale Mooney, Show Director. Here are a few of the statistics from the show this year. The high quality of the attendees was evident in the average acreage … Read More

What to do With All That Data

Chuck ZimmermanAg Connect Expo, Agribusiness, Audio, Data Collection

At a networking breakfast this morning at AG CONNECT Expo, sponsored by CaseIH, Dr. Terry Griffin, VP – Applied Economics CrescoAG, spoke on the “Making the Most of Precision Ag: I have all this data. Now What?” It is a good example of the type of sessions you’ll find at throughout the show. I recorded Terry’s remarks which include a … Read More