Practice with Farming Simulator

Chuck ZimmermanGadgets

There’s a new farming “game” coming to a Playstation or Xbox near you just in time for your holiday shopping. Farming Simulator invites you to the fun yet demanding world of a modern day farmer. Take on all the challenges of farming life, including animal husbandry (breed cows, chicken, and sheep), planting and harvesting crops, and managing the sales of … Read More

New SMART Antennas from NovAtel

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Gadgets, Guidance

NovAtel Inc., the world’s leading supplier of OEM Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) components and subsystems announced its new AG-STAR GNSS antenna. This cost-effective L1 GPS+GLONASS receiver plus antenna system is housed in a single, low profile, rugged enclosure. Delivering smooth, consistent positioning at sub-metre accuracy, the AG-STAR is ideal for manual guidance and auto steer installations. AG-STAR is also … Read More

Landmark Services Cooperative Scouting Drones

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Apps, Audio, Gadgets, Scouting

Taking your iPad out in the field to fly a drone sounds like a lot of fun. This “fun” activity is becoming a business task more and more. The agronomists at Landmark Services Cooperative are getting in on the fun by using tablet-controlled drones for field scouting. One of the advantages this provides is quicker scouting times (up to 60% … Read More Podcast: What about drones?

Meghan GrebnerAerial Imagery, Gadgets, IDEAg, Precision Pays Podcast, Satellite, technology

The use of drones in agriculture is still being questioned.  Dr. Kevin Price with the Kansas State University Department of Agronomy presented at last week’s IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference in Altoona, Iowa.  He says with the new technologies that are available, unmanned aircraft systems are going to be highly beneficial in the agriculture industry.  It will allow those that are using … Read More

Powering Your Precision Gadget

Chuck ZimmermanGadgets

Got a new gadget on which you can use a new precision app for your farming operation? Then here’s an option for making sure it stays charged up on the road or in the field. It’s the Hyperjuice Micro. I started out with a Hyperjuice Mini which I still have but I like the smaller Micro. It has two usb … Read More