Precision Podcast Takes to the Air with the Autocopter

John DavisAerial Imagery, Ag Leader, Audio, Precision Pays Podcast

The latest in precision agriculture might not be at the ground level, turning the soil.  It might come just a few feet above the top of the crops in the form of the Autocopter. In this edition of the Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology, we talk to Autocopter president Donald Effren, who describes how this little helicopter with … Read More

Precision Podcast from Commodity Classic

Cindy ZimmermanAg Leader, Audio, Commodity Classic, Education, Precision Pays Podcast, Research

Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) Director of Research Tracy Blackmer was one of the presenters for the PrecisonAg Learning Center at the 2010 Commodity Classic trade show. Tracy is head of ISA’s On-Farm Network®, which focuses on precision agriculture tools and technology to collect information that can increase growers’ profits from crop production and I interviewed him at Classic for this … Read More

Precision Applications for Livestock

Cindy ZimmermanAg Leader, Audio, GPS, Precision Pays Podcast

Crop farmers seem to get most of the cool tools when it comes precision technology, but there are definitely applications for livestock producers who want to keep track of their animals and make grazing areas more productive and that’s our topic for this edition of the Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology. The Precision Agriculture Research Group (PARG) at … Read More

Using Crop Dusters for Aerial Imaging

Cindy ZimmermanAerial Imagery, Ag Leader, Audio, Precision Pays Podcast, Research

Clouds can often interfere with aerial imagery from satellites or high level aircraft, while wet conditions on the ground can make it difficult to use ground based sensors. Research being done in Australia combines ground type sensors with low flying aircraft to deal with those situations. For this edition of the Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology, we go … Read More

Precision Agriculture Evolving

Cindy ZimmermanAg Leader, Audio, Equipment, Precision Pays Podcast

This edition of the Podcast features comments from the leaders of two precision technology companies that recently formed an alliance. Ag Leader Technology president Al Myers and AutoFarm CEO Herb Satterlee spoke to agricultural media in early December about the collaboration between the two companies and the recently released INTEGRA display and ParaDyme steering system. Subscribe to the … Read More

Ethanol Could Improve Diesel Engine Efficiency

Cindy ZimmermanAg Leader, Audio, Corn, Equipment, Ethanol, General, Precision Pays Podcast

Using ethanol mixed with water in diesel engines could make them more efficient and reduce emissions. National Corn Growers Association chairman Bob Dickey is also chairman of CleanFlex Power Systems, which is so new they haven’t built a website yet, but what they have done is developed a method to efficiently use ethanol in diesel engines. Dickey started the idea … Read More

Precision Podcast on Yield Monitor Prep

Cindy ZimmermanAg Leader, Audio, Equipment, Harvesting, Precision Pays Podcast

This edition of the Podcast, sponsored by AgLeader Technology, offers some timely tips on preparing yield monitors for harvest provided during the recent Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network yield monitor webinar hosted by technology manager Patrick Reeg. The entire webcast can be viewed at AgLeader Technology’s pre-harvest tips can be found on-line here. Subscribe to the Podcast … Read More Podcast

Cindy ZimmermanAg Leader, Audio, Precision Pays Podcast

We are happy to introduce a new and improved Podcast, a monthly feature with news and information important for growers who want to produce more efficiently. Thanks to Ag Leader Technology for their sponsorship. In this first edition of the podcast, we hear from champions who choose precision technology and how taking your software mapping solutions to the field … Read More