Penton Agriculture Suggests More Corn, Less Soybeans

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Markets, Planting

Farm Futures is Penton Agriculture‘s market-leading ag business resource and they are seeing a lot of red on the ledgers right now.  In fact their latest survey suggests farmers may react to the agriculture market by cutting back almost 2 percent of the crop acreage this year.  Of the major row crops, only corn and cotton are seeing gains– but … Read More

iSOYL App Earns FinOvation Award

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Apps, Award, Fertilizer, Planting, Variable rate

This year’s FinOvation Award, honoring reader interest in new products, has been given to SOYL for their new precision production app, iSOYL. The app offers growers a solution that makes variable rate seed or fertilizer application easy and affordable.  iSOYL can work with a variety of controllers to take shape file prescription application maps and connect via an iPad to … Read More

2000 Series Early Riser Planter from Case IH

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Case IH, Equipment, NFMS, Planting

The 2000 series Early Riser planter has been re-thought from the ground up and was revealed last week at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show by Case IH. The planer is the first to factory-integrate industry-leading seed placement technologies from Precision Planting® into a completely new system featuring a best-in-class rugged row unit. “From all-new cast iron components to an … Read More

RIB Products Simplify Grower Compliance

Taylor TruckeyCorn, NCGA, Planting

Refuge-in-a-bag (RIB) products continue to simplify how growers meet refuge requirements in the Corn Belt. In a survey by the Compliance Assurance Program (CAP), many growers surveyed in the Corn Belt planted exclusively RIB products, while all planted at least one refuge in a bag product. The National Corn Growers Association is pleased with the continued increase in use of … Read More

Cotton Council Planting Intentions Survey Released

Cindy ZimmermanCotton, Planting

The National Cotton Council (NCC) 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey indicates U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 6.2 percent from 2015. Upland cotton intentions are 8.9 million acres, up 5.7 percent from 2015, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 208,000 acres represent a 31.2 percent increase, according to the survey results … Read More

Ag Leader Launches 2nd Gen. SeedCommand Line

Taylor Truckeyagronomy, Equipment, Planting

The next generation of Ag Leader SeedCommand products will be available to growers in summer 2016. The new product line will offer exciting features for growers looking to enhance the functionality and productivity of their planting operations. As an all-encompassing planting solution, the next generation SeedCommand products will comprise of electric drives and individual row control for hydraulic down force, … Read More

DuPont Pioneer Enhances Planting Rate Estimator

Cindy ZimmermanApps, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, Planting, seed, Variable rate

Looking for enhanced Variable Rate Seeding Data? There’s an app for that. DuPont Pioneer has just launched an enhanced Planting Rate Estimator tool for the 2016 planting season. The new version, which is available on and in the Apple App Store®, gives growers the ability to select seeding rates across a range of yield goals and corn hybrids, while … Read More

Farm Futures Predicts Planting Intentions

Cindy ZimmermanCorn, Planting, Soybeans

As the planting season gets closer, Farm Futures has released its annual planting intentions survey that shows more corn, less soybeans for 2016 Results of the survey were released this morning on the opening day of the 10th annual Farm Futures Business Summit, a Penton Agriculture event. The two day event is located in St. Louis and hosts hundreds of … Read More

FurrowJet Maximizes Accurate Nutrient Placement

Taylor TruckeyFertilizer, Planting, Precision Planting

As precision technology continues to become more vital to crop production, Precision Planting has developed a new planter fertilizer attachment called FurrowJet, which accurately places liquid fertilizer in ideal locations for nutrient absorption. The attachment integrates dual-band near furrow (¾”) placement with optional third band in-furrow for maximum plant uptake, rate flexibility, and suited for a wide range of liquid … Read More

John Deere Green Fever Program Ends Soon

Taylor TruckeyEquipment, John Deere, Planting, Tractor

It’s hard to believe that we’re already a few weeks into 2016 and with that, John Deere’s Green Fever sales program is entering its final few weeks. The program, which concludes on February 1, offers sales incentives and financing offers on a variety of equipment ideal for property and roadside maintenance, including sub-compact tractors and implements designed to improve performance. … Read More