Concerns with GPS Satellites and Future Viability

Kurt LawtonEducation, GPS, Industry News, International, Precision Ag in the News, Satellite, Trimble

If you’ve heard news about potential failure of satellites in the GPS constellation by 2010…the sky is not falling and it’s not time to panic. Is there concern? Yes. A study just released by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that the Air Force (which maintains the system) and suppliers have not lived up to their promises of replacing … Read More

Who Makes Your Precision Ag Technology?

Kurt LawtonGPS, Industry News, International, Trimble

If you like to track what company’s technology is used where, GPS World offers an interesting take on the OEM market for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) business. Industry consultant Rob Lorimer writes about the future of three competing OEM business models.  One. The first model posits that core OEM GNSS technology (at board or chip level) is designed in-house and … Read More

Learn Precision Ag Technology at New Website

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Education, Farmers, Trimble

PrecsionAg WORKS, the new website developed by The PrecisionAg Institute (a part of Meister Media Worldwide), is designed to help educate the agricultural community on the benefits and uses of precision agriculture technology. The site features an array of valuable content to help growers understand the technology including:  – A glossary of precision agriculture terms and concepts – Research statistics on cost savings and … Read More

Trimble and Tru Count Increase ROI

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Events, GPS, Software, Trimble

At the 2009 Commodity Classic recently, Trimble Navigation was helping growers see how precision provides them with a good return on their investment. Sid Siefken with Trimble says guidance by itself makes a grower more efficient, but Trimble’s acquisition of Tru Count late last year has increased a grower’s ROI. “Tru Count does the automatic row shutoff systems for corn … Read More