Awards Of Excellence Nominations Now Open

Melissa SandfortIndustry News

Precision agriculture products and practices have been enhanced and improved over the past two decades in large part by the work of innovative and driven individuals and organizations. The PrecisionAg Award of Excellence program sheds light on some of the most important people and programs that have helped agriculture realize the full benefits of technology to improve agronomy, efficiency, and … Read More

Case IH Expands & Improves Precision Farming Offerings

Melissa SandfortEquipment, Industry News

Case IH will expand its Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) precision farming offering by introducing a new GPS receiver and new variable-rate controller and telematics systems and AFS software. Earlier this week at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, Case IH unveiled an expanded AFS software package, AccuControl rate controller technology, the AFS 372 receiver and AFS Connect telematics. AFS Connect Representing the … Read More

Topcon Precision Ag Provides Autosteering Option for Pantera

Melissa SandfortEquipment, Industry News

Topcon Precision Agriculture will begin providing an automatic steering option for the Pantera self-propelled sprayer, manufactured by German Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG. The system consists of a hydraulic kit, specifically developed by AMAZONE for the Pantera to function with the Topcon System 150 automatic steering application. The Topcon system is fully integrated into the Pantera sprayer. The … Read More

Topcon Precision Ag and AMAZONE Form Strategic Partnership

Melissa SandfortCompany Announcement, Industry News

Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) and AMAZONE Ltd. announced a strategic partnership in which TPA will provide hardware components and expertise for automatic steering systems and section control for a complete range of professional farming solutions. Customers will realize benefits as the systems have been optimally matched and tested to ensure a maximum range of dependable applications while delivering outstanding accuracy … Read More

Topcon Enters Cooperative Agreement with SAME

Melissa SandfortCompany Announcement, Industry News

Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) has announced an agreement with SAME DEUTZ-FAHR (SDF), to produce a new product line for SDF dedicated to precision agriculture. The agreement provides for cooperation between Topcon and SDF’s engineering department to develop state-of-the-art precision farming products. The products will be designed for SDF tractors and combine harvesters and marketed with the brand Agrosky™ via SDF’s … Read More

Topcon Names Ag Product Marketing Manager

Melissa SandfortIndustry News

T. Joe Robertson, an experienced marketing communications and public relations manager with extensive experience in wireless technology and precision agriculture, has been named product marketing manager for Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA). Robertson’s experience includes vice president of McCann-Erickson advertising agency in San Francisco, and the Lois/USA agency in Chicago. Additionally, he has served as manager of communications for Novariant, Inc., … Read More

Ag Offers Lots of Skilled Labor Careers

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Industry News

The need for skilled labor workers in the agriculture industry was a recurring theme at the 2011 North American Ag HR Roundtable held last week at Purdue University. AgCareers president Eric Spell says they about 190 attendees were at the 9th annual event to discuss recruitment and retention of talent in the agribusiness industry, including the largest number of … Read More

CrescoAg – Turning Data Into Knowledge

Melissa SandfortEquipment, Industry News, Software

CrescoAg LLC, an independent information management company, introduced its suite of crop decision and risk management tools that will help growers and their trusted advisers better analyze data and make decisions to maximize profitability. Today’s growers have access to an overwhelming amount of valuable data generated from precision agriculture technologies. However, turning that data into knowledge that can increase productivity … Read More

Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Melissa SandfortGeneral, Industry News

Farmers Edge, an independent precision agriculture consulting firm, has been ranked 11th by PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success in their annual ranking of Canada’s Top 200 Fastest-Growing Companies. Ranking Canada’s fastest-growing companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 200 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies. Farmers Edge received similar accolades in 2010, when it was recognized as the … Read More

AgSmart™ Rice Introduced By AquaLiv, Inc.

Melissa SandfortGeneral, Industry News, Research

AquaLiv, Inc., has officially released its first commercialized agriculture product, AgSmart™ Rice. AquaLiv scientists have been performing agriculture enhancement studies in Japan for over ten years. AgSmart™ has proven to vastly increase the yields and quality in several crops without chemicals or genetic manipulation. The company claims AgSmart™ is the only agriculture biotechnology solution that is also natural and organic … Read More