Hagie Mfg Joins AirScout for Custom Applicator

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Crop Protection, Scouting

Hagie Mfg. is known for its innovative crop protection solutions, so it makes sense they’d be looking for a partnership in AirScout, a company that combines ground scouting with ariel photography.  Together the companies are please to provide customers state-of-the-art field prescription services with capability for timely applications management. Disease pressure can create crop demise and result in significant financial impact. … Read More

Real-Time Data Solutions Maximize Productivity

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, Fertilizer, Scouting, Soybeans

Encirca services from DuPont Pioneer are helping growers manage risks as they plant their 2015 crops.  With corn and soybean reported plantings running ahead of average, growers are able to use Encira services to make adjustments accordingly, making better decisions about things like seed and nitrogen fertilizer. Also provided is Encirca View, which allows farmers a way to record, organize and … Read More

FarmLogs Unveils Yield Threat Alerts

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Data, Scouting

FarmLogs has released a program designed to help growers identify the exact location of crop issues.  The field satellite system alerts farmers to potential problems without layers of mapping that need interpretation, but rather pinpoints a precise location in a field. “Today we are breaking ground by launching our most valuable feature ever. FarmLogs users now have access to high-resolution in-season … Read More

TekWear and Georgia Pecans

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Glass, Scouting, USDA

Congratulations to Bruce Rasa, TekWear, LLC, for obtaining a USDA grant in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia to evaluate the effectiveness of wireless, web-connected technologies for monitoring and growing specialty crops such as pecans. In the photo Dr. Lenny Wells, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia, uses Google Glass as … Read More

BASF: Knowing the Enemy is Key in Weed War

Cindy ZimmermanBASF, Crop Protection, Scouting, Weed control

The first defense in the war against weeds is knowing the enemy, according to BASF Crop Protection. A recent BASF survey found that 76 percent of growers have made changes to their weed management programs to address weed resistance and proper weed identification is fundamental to any effective control program. “The first step in weed control is to know your … Read More

AgriImage Announces Ag-Scout Extreme

Chuck ZimmermanAerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Audio, Scouting

Crop scouting is getting more fun because of companies like AgriImage. I first learned about this company before this year’s National Farm Machinery Show. Finally, I caught up with company Vice President, Sean Pinkerton, to talk about their products. The newest addition to their line-up is the Ag-Scout Extreme. It features a carbon fiber airframe that makes it lightweight and … Read More

Precision.AgWired.com Podcast: A new driver for demand

Meghan GrebnerPrecision Pays Podcast, Research, Scouting, sustainability, technology, yields

For the first time in history – income will have a greater influence on food security than population.  During the Taming Agricultural Risks meeting at the Chicago Federal Reserve, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Dr. Mike Boehlje said growth in terms of incomes is critical to the long-term growth of agriculture. In this Precision.AgWired.com Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology, we’ll take … Read More

Precision.AgWired.com Podcast: Ag Apps

Meghan GrebnerApps, Precision Pays Podcast, Research, Scouting

Apps on our smartphones and tablets make our lives much simpler.  Brian Arnall is the precision nutrient management extension specialist for Oklahoma State.  Earlier this month he presented at the 2013 InfoAg Conference on precision agriculture.  Arnall’s presentation focused on agricultural applications.  In this Precision.AgWired.com Podcast we’ll find out what makes an agricultural app great. [wpaudio url=http://precision.agwired.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/07/PPP-07-13.mp3 text=”Precision.AgWired.com Podcast”] The Precision.AgWired.com Podcast … Read More

Landmark Services Cooperative Scouting Drones

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Apps, Audio, Gadgets, Scouting

Taking your iPad out in the field to fly a drone sounds like a lot of fun. This “fun” activity is becoming a business task more and more. The agronomists at Landmark Services Cooperative are getting in on the fun by using tablet-controlled drones for field scouting. One of the advantages this provides is quicker scouting times (up to 60% … Read More