Trimble Expands Variable-Rate Control Capabilities

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Displays, Equipment, Fertilizer, Planting, seed, Spraying, Trimble

New Field-IQ from Trimble is a modular system designed to work with its AgGPS FmX integrated display or EZ-Guide 500 lightbar system to help growers precisely control a variety of inputs, saving costs and applying prescription amounts. The Field-IQ system combines input control capabilities into one comprehensive, modular system, including map-based planter row unit shutoff for seed and liquid fertilizer, … Read More

Ag Leader Welcomes Dealers To New Facility

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Company Announcement, Dealers, Displays, Education, Equipment, Events, GPS, Guidance, Planting, Retailers, Spraying

Arriving just ahead of a blizzard bearing down on Iowa yesterday, more than 200 key dealers got their first glimpse of the big, new Ag Leader Academy training facility in Ames. The group will get hands-on experience over the next several days, learning all about new products and the steering technology and services gained from the partnership with AutoFarm. There … Read More

Precision Farming Adoption And Payback

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Company Announcement, Education, Farmers, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Planting, Spraying, sustainability, University

Ag Leader Technology and AutoFarm joined forces today in Ames, Iowa at the official opening of the new Ag Leader Academy to talk about their combined tools of precision agriculture with the media. Amidst the talks by management, touting the excitement of this alliance and their complete precision farming product offering, was a presentation by Iowa State University agricultural engineer … Read More

Ag Leader Opens New Training Academy Facility

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Company Announcement, Dealers, Education, GPS, Guidance, Insights Weekly, Planting, Software, Spraying

The doors open next week on Ag Leader Technology’s new Ag Leader Academy, which will play host to its top 200 dealers who will use this great new training resource to learn about the new product line for 2010. “This is a big event for us, as we just launched an entire new suite of products, announced our new partnership … Read More

Think About Saving Seed Input Dollars In 2010

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Education, Insights Weekly, Planting

We hope harvest is finally over, although it may not be for some, due to the weather extremes that seemed to occur across the Midwest. As you reflect on your year, and begin to think about 2010, thoughts usually turn first to seed buying. And due to the tax advantages we highlighted last Friday (“5-Year Farm Equipment Depreciation Ends in … Read More

Trimble Expands EZ-Office Software Capabilities

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Harvesting, Planting, Software, Spraying, Trimble

If you’re looking to easily map and manage your field data, Trimble offers their new 2010 AgGPS EZ-Office software suite of products, designed and developed by FarmWorks, a division of Trimble. EZ-View, EZ-Office and EZ-Office Pro focus on data management in the office while EZ-Office Mobile software runs on the Trimble Nomad or Juno SB handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) … Read More

Outback Adds Boom & Planter Controls

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Equipment, Fertilizer, Planting, Spraying

The new Outback AutoMate works with all Outback Guidance products to control sections of a boom or planter–while claiming a very quick ROI. The AutoMate allows you to manage up to 10 different sections of your boom and multiple planter sections. This automation results in drastic savings associated with application costs. The system recognizes both pre-defined applied zones and/or previous … Read More

Six New Products From Ag Leader Technology

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Company Announcement, Displays, Equipment, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Harvesting, Insights Weekly, Planting, Satellite, Spraying

Last week, Ag Leader Technology made a big splash by announcing their new precision farming technology collaboration with AutoFarm. Along with that big news, they also launched six new products. Here’s a brief look. INTEGRA™ Display • Rugged, moisture-resistant design featuring a 12.1-inch full-color touchscreen with high-definition mapping. • Core functionality includes: built-in manual guidance, full-screen mapping, planter and application … Read More

Variable Rate Precision Farming — The Next Big Thing

Kurt LawtonEducation, Equipment, Farmers, Fertilizer, Guidance, Harvesting, Industry News, Planting, seed, Spraying, sustainability

My friend and former colleague, Farm Industry News senior editor Jodie Wehrspann, pegs variable-rate (VR) technology as the biggest overlooked story in precision agriculture in a recent piece she wrote. I couldn’t agree with her more. I’ve written many stories of progressive farmers who have been using this VR technology for years, and are making it pay, while learning its … Read More

Precision Farming: How To Grow Your Technology

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Dealers, Education, Equipment, Farmers, Fertilizer, Guidance, Insights Weekly, Planting, seed

As an Iowa farm kid who grew up loving technology (I just chose to write about it and let my brother run it on the family farm), one of my passions is talking to farmers about their technology adoption—so I can learn and write stories that help others. And over the past 28 years of covering the incredible advances we’ve … Read More