Monitor 2012 Corn Rootworm Hatch with Enhanced Online Insect Forecast Tool

Melissa SandfortCompany Announcement, Corn, Monsanto, Resources

Over the past two seasons, farmers across the Corn Belt have participated in an online, early warning system tool to monitor above ground pests that could threaten their corn yields. For 2012, this sophisticated program, known as the Insect Forecast tool, has been enhanced to track another economically damaging pest – corn rootworm – as well as to offer farmers … Read More

Precision Potato Farming Aims at Sustainability

Kurt LawtonConservation, Equipment, Farmers, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Irrigation, Resources, Satellite, Spraying, sustainability, Variable rate

Precision agriculture is playing a much larger role in helping potato growers become more sustainable, according to a recent story in Spudman. Bruce Crapo, a grower of 6,000 acres of commercial potatoes and 2,000 acres of seed potatoes in Idaho, is a good example of how the average potato farmer looks at precision agriculture – he uses technology to reduce … Read More

Nebraska Ag Tech Conference Gears Up

Kurt LawtonEducation, Events, Guidance, Harvesting, Irrigation, Planting, Research, Resources, Retailers, Satellite, seed, Spraying, sustainability, University, USDA, Variable rate

Don’t miss the upcoming February 9-10 NeATA conference in Grand Island, Neb., as it promises a technology extravaganza, along with other valuable topics such as precision Nitrogen management, social media, building consumer trust and much more. The Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association (NeATA), founded in 2001 by innovative Nebraska farmers, ranchers, agribusiness representatives and the University of Nebraska Extension, has compiled … Read More

Early Registration Begins for 2011 Commodity Classic

Kurt LawtonCommodity Classic, Education, Equipment, Farmers, Industry News, Resources

Set sail for Tampa, Fla., March 3-5, 2011 to attend the annual gathering of soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum growers at the 2011 Commodity Classic. Sign up before January 20 and save bushels of value on your registration fees. This year’s Commodity Classic will feature high-energy discussions at more than 30 educational sessions. Explore a trade show floor packed with … Read More

RapidEye Satellites Mapping the U.S.

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Fertilizer, Remote sensing, Research, Resources, Satellite

German company RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that over a period of just three months, 95% of the contiguous United States has been imaged. Almost 80% of this imagery was captured by the RapidEye satellites with less than ten percent cloud cover. The campaign, which … Read More

Nebraska Extension Launches Precision Ag Course

Kurt LawtonEducation, Farmers, Resources, Retailers, sustainability, University

Are you navigating your precision agriculture technologies and using data to their fullest extent? A new three-day program offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Precision Agriculture Practicum, is designed to help participants gain practical experience using their own field data in hands-on exercises. And you’ll have the opportunity to network with each other while collaborating on team projects. Who should … Read More

Learn How To Tell Your Story To Consumers

Kurt LawtonEducation, Farmers, Resources, sustainability

Making your farm more efficient, more profitable, more sustainable are all critical precision goals. But what about your ultimate customer, the consumer? Do they believe you are as precise with your fertilizer, manure, herbicides, animal care as you believe you are? In this age of rural and consumer disconnect, isn’t communications with your ultimate customers just as important on your … Read More

Precision Agriculture Workshop in California

Kurt LawtonEducation, Farmers, Fertilizer, GPS, Remote sensing, Research, Resources, sustainability, University

UC Davis has prepared a great all-day workshop on Site-Specific Management to help increase widespread adoption of this valuable tool. It will be held July 14 in the UC Davis conference center (the day before Weed Day). Here’s a look at the program: Workshop Goal: Present and discuss SSM concepts and applied research in order to provide the audience with … Read More

Tracking the Latest in Precision Farming Terminology

Kurt LawtonEducation, GPS, Resources

Good precision agriculture information can be found at the Auburn University Cooperative Extension System Precision Ag website. A current publication deals with GPS/GNSS related terminology. From their Precision Ag Blog… Ever wonder what GNSS, CMR or CORS stands for? Or what a datum or repeater really is? The world of GPS and Precision Agriculture often abounds with confusing terminology and … Read More