Alltech Launches Farming Film Festival

Cindy ZimmermanFarmers, technology, Video

Alltech is looking for videos that tell the story of how game changing innovations are helping farmers feed the world. The Kentucky-based animal health and nutrition company has announced the first ever “Farming Film Festival,” offering a $2,000 grand prize. Following the theme of the Alltech 27th Annual International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, The Game Changers, video submissions should … Read More

Get More From Burndown as Planting Begins

Cindy ZimmermanPrecision Labs, technology

Planting season has officially started with the first USDA crop progress report of the year released this week. Three percent of the nation’s corn crop planted – the same as both last year and the five year average. Cotton is running on schedule with seven percent planted and sorghum is 20 percent. As the planters start moving through the fields, … Read More

AGCO Introduces Precision Steering for Windrowers

Melissa SandfortEquipment, Guidance, technology

AGCO is pleased to bring the AES-25 Accurate Electric Steering Wheel and the System 150 automated steering system to the market for use on select self-propelled windrowers from Hesston by Massey Ferguson and Challenger. These auto-steering products provide hay and small-grains producers with the most accurate and simple-to-operate assisted steering available in the industry for self-propelled windrowers. Field demonstrations show … Read More

Precision Agriculture Applications for California Growers

Melissa SandfortData Collection, Regulation, technology, yields

Pitney Bowes Business Insight announced that Britz-Simplot LLC, the largest, full-service agricultural retailer and wholesaler of fertilizers, seed and other applications in California, is leveraging Pitney Bowes Business Insight’s mapping and location intelligence technology to strengthen its precision agriculture business. As growers face increasing industry challenges, such as budget constraints, environmental concerns and compliance regulations, Britz-Simplot turned to Pitney Bowes … Read More

John Deere Introduces FarmSight

Cindy ZimmermanCommodity Classic, John Deere, technology

John Deere introduced a new “integrated suite of solutions” at the 2011 Commodity Classic today, called John Deere FarmSight. The comprehensive program is designed to meet farm and business needs for today and the future, according to FarmSight director Jerry Roell. “The John Deere FarmSight global suite of solutions uses integrated, wireless technology that links the equipment, owners, dealers, and … Read More

An Extra Harvest Each Year

Melissa SandfortResearch, technology

A new biocatalyst platform designed for hydroponic systems has been proven in recent tests to speed up crop growth enough to allow an extra harvest each year. Chesapeake Greenhouse, LLC lettuce hydroponic farm in Maryland recently completed a trial testing of BiOWiSH-Hydroponic — a revolutionary water treatment solution that helps increase nutrient availability, improve plant vigor, and stimulate microbial activity … Read More

“Smart Farming” Segment Planned for Agritechnica

Cindy ZimmermanAgritechnica, Events, technology

Agricultural equipment and machinery manufacturers are implementing more advanced electronics into their products these days to help farmers become ever more efficient. That’s why “Smart Farming” will have its own special segment at Agritechnica 2011, November 15-19 in Germany. According to show sponsor DLG, “Smart Farming – Intelligent and sustainable plant production “ will host a wide range of renowned … Read More

OverView from AgCam

Cindy ZimmermanEquipment, technology, Video

Need a camera on your combine, tractor, grain bin or just about anywhere else on the farm? Try AgCam by Dakota Micro. The photo shows just one of the many places (pdf) you can put these cameras. Dakota Micro, Inc., manufacturers of the AgCam camera system, is proud to announce the arrival of our newest product line. The OverView camera … Read More