MyWay RTK Introduces Andy Hill as GM

Melissa SandfortGeneral, Industry News, RTK

MyWay RTK LLC – a precision farming technologies company that specializes in open-technology RTK (Real Time Kinematic) – introduced industry veteran, Andy Hill, as the new General Manager. Hill comes from Premier Technologies, Inc., bringing with him 20 years industry experience in precision farming and agriculture. With its territory already blanketing the entire state of Illinois and quickly expanding in … Read More

Will Precision Technologies Lead To Eco-Foods

Kurt LawtonConservation, Farmers, Industry News, sustainability

It’s one thing for growers or livestock producers and processors to work together, or vertically integrate. But what can happen when the World Wildlife Fund, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Cargill, Intervet/Schering-Plough and beef producer groups get together? A recent story in the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) discusses the issue and the possible eco-food results. It is a subtle, yet vital, shift in … Read More

Top 10 Ag Technologies from 2010 by Farm Progress

Kurt LawtonCorn, Guidance, Harvesting, Industry News, Planting, Raven, seed, Software, Soybeans, Tillage, Variable rate

Take a look at a story in Indiana Prairie Farmer that selected ten different agricultural technologies of interest this year. They listed: – Raven Sling Shot system – Connected Farm concept – GSI Binspector – Grain entrapment rescue tubes – Votivo nematicide seed treatment – SmartStax corn – Agrisure Viptera trait – Surveillance sunglasses – Vertical till revolution – Kixor … Read More

Early Registration Begins for 2011 Commodity Classic

Kurt LawtonCommodity Classic, Education, Equipment, Farmers, Industry News, Resources

Set sail for Tampa, Fla., March 3-5, 2011 to attend the annual gathering of soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum growers at the 2011 Commodity Classic. Sign up before January 20 and save bushels of value on your registration fees. This year’s Commodity Classic will feature high-energy discussions at more than 30 educational sessions. Explore a trade show floor packed with … Read More

PrecisionAg Awards of Excellence at ICPA

John DavisICPA, Industry News

Nothing like moving across country to put you a bit behind. Just a couple of things left over from last month’s 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture that I wanted to share with you. First and foremost is the awards handed out at the ICPA gathering. The awards were presented by Paul Schrimpf, Group Editor the CropLife Media Group at … Read More has iPhone App

Cindy ZimmermanGeneral, Industry News

If you have an iPhone and would like to get posts fast and easy on it, there’s now an app for that. ZimmComm New Media this week introduced the Agwired iPhone app that allows quick access to all of ZimmComm’s on-line publications, including The app is now available for iPhone users to download, free of charge, in the … Read More

There’s No Magic Bullet in Precision Ag

John DavisAudio, General, ICPA, Industry News

This morning’s opening session of the 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA) was certainly a good one, as attendees heard that while the world’s farmers have increased the rate of growth of the food they produce, the current increase doesn’t match the rise in the human population and its rising incomes expected by the year 2050 when it’s expected … Read More

The Virtues of High Precision

Kurt LawtonGPS, Industry News, International, Research, Satellite

During the recent Galileo Appreciation Days held in Brussels, the high degree of accuracy and precision that’s possible with EGNOS, Galileo and other GNSS technologies were celebrated, as reported by the European GNSS Supervisory Authority. “EGNOS is already a success story in the agricultural sector,” said Aguilera. “It already has 50% market share, which is expected to reach 70% by … Read More