Australian Precision Farming Legacy Retires

Laura McNamaraEducation, International, Precision Ag in the News

According to the North Queensland Register, Australia considered him one of the country’s “foremost pioneers of automatic GPS guidance technology with farming.” Now Alan Fetherstonhaugh has retired. But, farmers in Australia won’t forget the innovation he ushered in “down under.” Alan Fetherstonhaugh spent a decade working with farmers, innovators and the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture at the University … Read More

Precision Technology Essential to Mango Production in India

Laura McNamaraInternational, Precision Ag in the News

India is reaping high yields in mangoes this year. The Hindu News Update Service reports that precision farming applications had a lot to do with India’s successful mango crop. Latest technology was essential to increase the yield and meet the growing demand. Post-harvest technology and precision farming techniques would scale down post-harvest loss. Proper grading, good quality and uniform colour … Read More

3rd World Precision Farming

Laura McNamaraInternational, Precision Ag in the News

Precision agriculture is solving water conservation problems in India. The Hindu reports that India has reported successes of using precision farming for combating successive spells of drought: Referring to experiments in precision farming in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts, he said they were successful. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University had been advised to come up with technological options that were suitable to … Read More

John Deere iSolutions Make Precision Technology Easy to Understand

Laura McNamaraAudio, Displays, Equipment, Events, International

One of the biggest client-customer programs offered at the John Deere Agritechnica exhibit is the iSolutions program. Paul Leathem, the manager of John Deere Advertising in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, explains that AMS technology is well known in both North America and Europe, but the technology is less understood in Europe. He says iSolutions is meant to explain … Read More

Night Sprayer

Laura McNamaraAudio, Displays, Equipment, Events, International

The technology behind the 730i series sprayers is child’s play for Paul Leathem, the manager of John Deere Advertising in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The sprayers are also equipped with intelligent applications such as the AutoTrac assisted steering system, BoomPRO and SprayPRO. Paul says these sprayers can retract to dimensions suitable for road travel at the push of … Read More

Intelligent Self-Propelled Sprayer Debuts at Agritechnica

Laura McNamaraAudio, Displays, Equipment, Events, International, Software

Agritechnica 2007 officially marked the launch of John Deere‘s first ever self-propelled sprayer in Europe. The 5430i is an intelligent sprayer that offers almost a complete automation of the entire sprayer application procedure. The sprayer integrates ten innovative AMS (Ag Management Solutions) features, including SprayPRO technology. The SprayPRO system uses GPS technology to offer more precision on sprayer functions such … Read More

Precision Technology a Big Draw for John Deere Consumers in Europe

Laura McNamaraAudio, Displays, Equipment, Events, International

John Deere has already attracted a large, steady crowd to it’s revamped exhibit at Agritechnica… and the event hasn’t even “officially” begun. The preview days, or the days typically reserved for media, honored guests and participants who don’t mind paying triple the normal entrance fee, got a sneak peek at Agritechnica 2007 for two days before the farm machinery show’s … Read More

Prowling Deutschland For Precision Ag

Laura McNamaraEquipment, International

The dates for Agritechnica 2007 are fast approaching. This year’s event is being held next week, November 13 through 17. Agritechnica is one of the world’s biggest showcases for farm equipment. The German Agriculture Society hosts the event once every two years. Thanks to John Deere, I have the opportunity to travel to Germany and check out the latest in … Read More

Precision Agriculture in the News

Chuck ZimmermanEducation, International, Precision Ag in the News, University

We’re going to publish a regular post called, “Precision Agriculture in the News” to point you to stories we find. That’s part of what will make a good aggregator of information for you. Since we took a look last week at some precision ag progress in Japan we’ll turn to another country this week, Australia. From a story on … Read More