Precision Farming Australia Style

Kurt LawtonEducation, Farmers, International, wheat

Competing with neighboring farms and other US farmers has long been a stimulus to help farmers adopt tools of precision agriculture that improve efficiency. But in our global economy, it’s always wise to track what other farmers around the globe are doing. To this end, check out how this 43-year-old Australian farmer is using precision farming tools for efficiency, as … Read More

Best Farming Practices Includes Precision Agriculture

Chuck ZimmermanAg Group, International

The NFU (Scotland) is promoting a booklet called “Best Farming Practices” produced by Environment Agency, which mentions the importance of precision agriculture. Farmer Philip Chamberlain found that an integrated approach using manure, compost, crop rotation and precision-farming techniques could significantly reduce his costs. By using sewage sludge, well-rotted pig manure and compost from a green-waste plant on the farm, Philip … Read More

Role of Precision Ag in Feeding the World

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, General, International

Precision technology can play a vital role in helping to feed a growing world population, which is why it was a focus at the World Food Prize symposium last week in Des Moines. John Deere CEO Robert Lane participated in a panel conversation on “The Role of the Private Sector in Global Food Security and Development,” together with representatives from … Read More

Ag Equipment Execs Excited About AG CONNECT

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Equipment, Events, General, International

A new breed of ag show has the support of the major farm equipment companies that are members of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. At AEM’s AgExecutive Forum in St. Louis last week, Deere & Company Senior Vice President of Ag Equipment Marketing Doug DeVries said he is really looking forward to AEM’s new AG CONNECT 2010 expo, which will … Read More

Precision Progress in Iowa

Laura McNamaraDealers, Displays, Equipment, Events, International

The 2008 Farm Progress Show is just around the corner. Both Chuck and I will be on-site providing constant updates throughout the event, August 26th through 28th. I’m sure we’ll find plenty of information on precision agriculture, so be sure to check back here for the latest precision farming news from Boone, Iowa. The show is boasting the following for … Read More

FutureFarm and a Field of Robots

Laura McNamaraAudio, Equipment, Events, International, Research, Standards, University

Dr. Simon Blackmore says he has his sights set on the future of agriculture. Not many could doubt that after considering the extensive breadth of research and development the world-renowned agriculturist continually applies to his work in precision farming. Simon was a leading speaker at the 9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, sharing his expertise on two main fronts: FutureFarm … Read More

Ideas Behind Precision: A Global Perspective

Laura McNamaraAudio, Education, Events, International, Standards

There is no one idea or definition of precision agriculture if you ask Dr. Rajiv Khosla. Raj chaired the 9th annual International Conference on Precision Agriculture earlier this month in Denver, CO. I attended the conference and, while there, I managed to gather more information on precision than I know what to do with… and there was still an immeasurable … Read More

Ag Expo to Debut in Orlando 2010

Laura McNamaraAudio, Events, International

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced its plans to host a new international agricultural exposition. The AEM says event will showcase leading innovation and technology within the ag sector and provide a forum for interaction with industry experts. Mark your calendars for the first-ever Ag CONNECT Expo January 12-15, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Manufacturers, dealers, distributors and producers … Read More

Global Discussion on Precision in Denver

Laura McNamaraEvents, International

Experts from around the world are gathering in Denver, CO this week. The 9th annual Precision Ag Conference officially kicked off today with it’s welcoming reception. The conference will continue through Wednesday, July 23rd. Experts from around the globe will be presenting the latest techniques in precision farming technology. During the reception this evening, I spoke with precision experts from … Read More

New Deere Equipment in UK Features Precision Packages

Laura McNamaraDealers, Displays, Equipment, Events, International, Precision Ag in the News, Satellite, Software

John Deere is launching its new 6030 Tractor Series in England next month. The line will debut during January’s New Horizon Tour. The Stackyard News reports the tour will make at stop at the LAMMA Show at Newark on January 16th and 17th, the Royal Welsh Showground on January 22 and 23, and The Dairy Show at the Bath & … Read More