Precision Gene Technology Stops Cotton Pests

Kurt LawtonCotton, Education, seed, University

Clemson University entomologists created a nice visual demo field that shows the value of Bt cotton compared to non-Bt. The furry-looking insects start their development smaller than the head of a pin, but the caterpillars soon develop an appetite for cotton as big as the crop. To demonstrate the insects’ destructive power, Clemson University entomologist Jeremy Greene planted two cotton … Read More

Missouri Researchers Reduce Greenhouse Gases, Raise Yields

John DavisAudio, Corn, Fertilizer, Research, Tillage, University

Researchers with the University of Missouri have found a way to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by agricultural operations, while increasing the yields of the crops. And precision agriculture equipment is playing a key role. Research agronomist at MU’s Greenley Research Center in northeast Missouri Kelly Nelson says that ag operations in the U.S. create 58 percent of … 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

Wireless Irrigation Sensor Workshops

Kurt LawtonEducation, Events, Irrigation, Remote sensing, sustainability, University

If you irrigate and have not considered wireless sensors, the time is now to save money and improve yields. The University of Missouri will sponsor three free breakfast workshops on wireless soil-moisture monitoring for timing irrigation. The workshops will feature representatives from six leading manufacturers of wireless sensors. The workshops will take place Jan. 18 in Kennett, Jan. 19 in … Read More

New Publications on Auto Section Control

Kurt LawtonEducation, Equipment, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Planting, Spraying, University, Variable rate

The Alabama Precision Ag team has compiled three good publications on automatic section control (ASC) for sprayers, planters and spreaders. Automatic section control (ASC) has been one of the most adopted precision ag technologies in recent years. This technology has the ability to save producers on input costs by minimizing application overlap at headlands, point rows, or other odd-shaped areas … Read More

Excellent Ohio Technology and Conservation Conference

Kurt LawtonConservation, Education, Events, Farmers, sustainability, Tillage, University

Corn and soybean growers in Ohio and surrounding states should definitely attend an excellent late-February conference to pick up great information that can improve their farm operation. The Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference is the largest, most comprehensive program of conservation tillage techniques in the Midwest. About 60 presenters (farmers, industry professionals, and university specialists) from around the country focus … Read More

Sensor-based Variable-Rate Application on Cotton

Kurt LawtonCotton, Equipment, Remote sensing, Spraying, University

A new publication for cotton growers offer insight and details into sensor-based variable-rate application and equipment, written by Oklahoma State University Ag Engineer Randy Taylor and Auburn University Precision Ag Extension Specialist John Fulton, funded by Cotton Incorporated. There are great opportunities for this technology in cotton production for varying the application of plant growth regulators, harvest aids, and nitrogen. … Read More

How to Choose GPS/GNSS Accuracy

Kurt LawtonGPS, Guidance, Satellite, University

If you’re just starting to look at more advanced precision agriculture practices on your farm such as auto steer, take a look at your operation to see which signal is right for you. Jonathan Hall, a grad assistant at Auburn University, offers some tips on the Precision Ag Blog. After exploring all of the equipment that can be purchased, you … Read More

Check Out Nebraska Precision Farming Session Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Kurt LawtonEducation, Events, Farmers, University

The debut of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Precision Ag Practicum is next week at the Ag Research and Development Center near Mead.  There is still time to enroll if you are looking for an opportunity to sharpen your Precision Agriculture skills and learn about the latest developments with this technology including irrigation applications. This new program offered by University of … Read More