Remote Machinery Diagnostics Capabilities

Kurt LawtonDealers, Education, Equipment, GPS, Harvesting, Internet, Planting, Retailers, Satellite

More equipment companies involved in precision agriculture are deploying remote diagnostic capabilities as part of a broader telematic system offering. Farm Industry News offers a fascinating look at some of the current technology. After being on the agriculture market for almost a decade, telematic systems that once were thought to be useful mostly to large farming and custom application operations … 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

Southern States Expanding Precision Ag Capabilities

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Retailers

“Right time, right place, right rate are the key elements of precision agriculture,” said Phil Howard, Southern States manager of precision agriculture, in it’s third quarter 2010 newsletter. Precision agriculture allows farmers to make better informed management decisions and improve input allocation, thus improving efficiency, lowering production costs and increasing profits. Over 580,000 acres are in the Southern States precision … Read More

Continue Your Precision Farming Equipment Knowledge

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Education, Insights Weekly, Retailers

Almost every farmer I’ve interviewed about their precision agriculture investment over the years talks about technology complexity and the HUGE value they place on their retailer’s expertise. To that end, I like to hear about companies and their retailers continually offering product and software training to customers. Starting next week and running all summer, dealers for Ag Leader Technology will … Read More

How Software Helps In-Season Scouting and Management Zones

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Corn, Guidance, Insights Weekly, Remote sensing, Retailers, Software

When discussion centers around all the data that fields can generate these days, crop consultants and savvy growers truly love powerful software programs. Especially when data can transfer easily between desktop and a mobile device to take to the field. I spoke with Greg Kneubuhler the other day, who is a certified crop consultant, agronomist and owner of G&K Concepts … Read More

Consider Sidedress N Applications Or Mapping with OptRx Sensors

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Corn, Dealers, Fertilizer, Insights Weekly, Retailers, Spraying, sustainability, Variable rate

As corn continues to grow across the Midwest, areas of heavy rain in portions of states may cause more problems than just pond replanting. Loss of applied Nitrogen can cause valuable yield loss. I spoke with Cory De Jong, Certified Crop Advisor and GIS/Agronomy Sales at Sully Cooperative Exchange in Sully, Ia. today. They tested the Ag Leader OptRx crop … Read More

Auto Steering Plants More Acres Efficiently with Less Stress

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Dealers, Equipment, Guidance, Insights Weekly, Planting, Retailers

We’ve written before about economic savings derived from auto steering and auto planter row shut-off off. But many growers often favor the aspects of increased productivity with less fatigue at the end of the day. We spoke with Adam Gittins, Precision Ag Sales Manager for HTS Precision Ag Solutions in Harlan, Iowa, about the current planting season and local farmer … Read More

New Collaboration Aims For Quicker Aerial Imagery

Kurt LawtonAerial Imagery, Company Announcement, Remote sensing, Retailers

Aerial Imagery provider FalconScan is working with AgJunction to offer standardized work order and data delivery services to growers and ag service providers. Under a new agreement, FalconScan will harness the power of the AgJunction hardware and software platform to make it easier for customers to order and receive the company’s aerial imagery acquisition services. Commenting on the agreement, Mr. … Read More

Value of Soil and Crop Sensing

Kurt LawtonAerial Imagery, Fertilizer, GPS, Remote sensing, Retailers, Satellite

As planters continue to roll across the Midwest, most farmers are thinking about what’s next. One component of precision farming you may want to try is the use of crop sensing. Why? Because this is the future that will help overcome field variability–from helping create optimum field management zones to monitoring crops so growers can take action before yield-robbing stress … 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