AGCO Adds AgCam Video Camera System

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Displays, Equipment, Precision Ag in the News

If your neck, shoulders and back ache from constantly turning around to view what you’re pulling through the field, check out this farmer-developed AgCam system. Dakota Micro partnered together with AGCO to sell AgCam, the most comprehensive, user friendly and versatile rear view and monitoring system available. AgCam offers a complete camera system, which consists of a camera, monitor, remote, … Read More

Precision Ag Companies Use Social Media

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Education, Industry News, Precision Ag in the News

As traditional advertisers continue to move more media dollars to the web to improve customer targeting and ROI, they’re also using social media—such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter—to reach innovators and early technology adopters. While social media is still in its infancy, more and more people and companies are experimenting with various tools to capture customer conversations and conversions to gain … Read More

Deere Dealers To Offer Raven Products

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Dealers, Equipment, Precision Ag in the News

Come August, John Deere Ag Management Solutions (AMS) and Raven plan to combine technologies and offer a broader suite of precision application control solutions to growers. “We’re targeting this August to combine technologies from John Deere and Raven. We’ll be able to offer an expanded line of universal solutions to customers through our John Deere dealer network,” says Nick Block, … Read More

Precision Agriculture Boosts Farming Smarter

Kurt LawtonEducation, Farmers, Industry News, Precision Ag in the News, sustainability

The technology of precision agriculture is becoming more affordable (!), easier to use, less cumbersome in the tractor cab and physically easier on the farmer (thanks to auto steer). That’s the message delivered by ag industry veteran Harold Reetz, president of the Foundation for Agronomic Research, in a recent story he penned for AgriNews. The risks of over-applying and under-yielding … Read More

Farmers Win Precision Ag Technology at Commodity Classic

Kurt LawtonCommodity Classic, Company Announcement, Equipment, Precision Ag in the News

Hats off to PrecisionAg magazine and its owner, Meister Media Worldwide, for giving away precision farming equipment to growers for the past 14 years! The following lucky growers will soon be putting these new precision tools to work–which they won at the recent Commodity Classic in Grapevine, TX. David Farmer, D.F. Ranches, El Nido, CA – InSight Display from Ag Leader. … Read More

Educate The Public On Precision Farming Values

Kurt LawtonConservation, Education, GPS, Precision Ag in the News

Hats off to Adrian, Michigan Daily Telegram for helping the general public grasp how satellite-based GPS systems help farmers. And kudos to Tom Van Wagner, the local district USDA-NRCS conservationist, and to local growers for highlighting results from precision farming. As Van Wagner was quoted…“Agriculture is big business,” he said. “We sometimes read about agriculture and how (farmers) are polluting and … Read More

Precision Technology Improves Sustainability

Cindy ZimmermanCommodity Classic, General, Precision Ag in the News, Research, sustainability

A new tool to measure sustainability shows how precision technology and practices have helped improve the efficiency of U.S. farmers. The Fieldprint Calculator was introduced last week at the Commodity Classic by Field to Market, The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. “I do have to say that I like this tool for many reasons,” said Doug Goehring, who grows corn, … Read More

Precision Fertility Research For Wheat

Kurt LawtonPrecision Ag in the News, Research, wheat

It’s great to see more federal research, especially in the often neglected crop of wheat, to help growers understand why yields can vary greatly across 80 acres. As precision farming tools continue to tell us, such in-field yield variation has to do with the soil–its physical, chemical and biological characteristics. Thanks to cooperation between USDA-NRCS and M&M Cooperative in Sterling, … Read More

New Precision Tools at Farm Machinery Show

Cindy ZimmermanEquipment, GPS, National Farm Machinery Show, Precision Ag in the News, Research, Software

The latest in precision technology is on display at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, for both newbies and more seasoned users. “On one hand we have new products for operators who have yet to get into precision ag,” says Kim Fletcher with John Deere Ag Management Solutions told me. “We came out with an entry level manual guidance … Read More

New John Deere Planter is Precision Driven

Cindy ZimmermanEquipment, National Farm Machinery Show, Precision Ag in the News, Video

John Deere unveiled the largest planter in the industry at the 2009 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville this week. Rob Rippchen, division marketing manager at John Deere seed in Moline, IL says the DB120 “next generation” 120 foot planter is generating a lot of interest at the show. “There’s kind of a ‘wow’ factor,” said Rob. “It’s so wide … Read More