Satshot’s Platform Improves Farm Efficiencies

aerial, AgWired Precision

Airbus Defense and Space is now providing high-resolution SPOT 6/7 satellite data as part of the Satshot platform. The imagery coveres a large portion of the corn and wheat belt of the United States and can be used for deep analysis of specific farmland to improve operations and efficiency. SPOT 6/7 data provides 1.5 meter high resolution natural color and … Read More

Bayer Showcases InVigor® Canola Hybrids

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Canola

The canola was in full bloom for the Bayer Showcase Plot Tour this week in North Dakota, soaking up the spotlight on the latest InVigor® canola hybrids. U.S. InVigor Sales Lead Kristie Sundeen says the Liberty Link trait canola hybrid just celebrated 20 years on the market and the most recent hybrids with pod shatter reduction technology are gaining in … Read More

Ag Leader, New Leader Team Up on Dry Nutrient Application

Kelly MarshallAg Leader, Agribusiness, Equipment, Nutrient Management

The New NL5000 G5 Crop Nutrient Applicator is the result of a collaboration between Ag Leader Technology, Inc. and New Leader. Together these companies are offering a machine that can perform 16 section swath width control while simultaneously adjusting the spinner assembly position, providing a highly responsive, reliable way to apply nutrients in the right amount and in the right … Read More

Comment Deadline on Sulfonylureas Approaching

Cindy ZimmermanARA, EPA, Herbicides

September 12 is the deadline for public comment to the EPA on a Proposed Interim Decision (PID) for regulating the class of herbicides known as sulfonylureas. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is urging farmers and other stakeholders to provide comments on the class of herbicides currently used on millions of acres in the United States. Using the most conservative models … Read More

Ag Leader Debuts DisplayCast for InCommand

Kelly MarshallAg Leader, Agribusiness, Data Collection, Displays

Be among the first to see Ag Leader‘s new DisplayCast feature this week at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.  This new upgrade to the InCommand display and AgFiniti cloud-based platform offers the latest in data connectivity and real-time display-to-display communication. Display information, including maps and guidance lines, synced across field activities increases productivity and immediate decision-making. Sharing data … Read More

New Holland Wins AE50 Engineering Innovation Awards

Cindy ZimmermanAward, Equipment, New Holland

New Holland Agriculture has been honored with six AE50 Awards for engineering and innovation excellence by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The AE50 Award Program honors product innovations in the areas of agricultural, food, and biological system engineering. New Holland AE50 Award winners for 2016 include: – IntelliCruiseTM Feed Rate Control System for New Holland BigBaler … Read More

Precision Planting Launches vApply And vApplyHD

Taylor TruckeyAgribusiness, agronomy, Crop Protection, Precision Planting, Spraying

Precision Planting is launching a suite of fertility control products. These products will allow a grower to select from vApply, an implement-wide control system, or scale to vApplyHD, a highly accurate row-by-row liquid system. These products will allow growers to execute their fertility plan across the entire range of application rates for all passes through the field. vApply is an … Read More

Hagie Mfg. Releases Commodity Delivery System

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Fertilizer, Spraying

Hagie Mfg has partnered with Fennig Equipment to bring their customers the Hagie Commodity Delivery System (CDS).  This innovative solution allows a self-propelled applicator the ability to perform full season dry fertilizer, nutrient and cover crop inter-seeding applications. The Hagie Commodity Delivery System was created to work with the Cover Crop Interseeder (CCI) line for STS series sprayers.  A pressurized … Read More

AFBF Releases More EPA Overreach Maps

Kelly MarshallAFBF, Ag Group, EPA, Farm Bureau, water, Water Management

The American Farm Bureau Federation has released even more maps to help visualize the EPA’s overreach in the new WOTUS rule.  The maps show how the government intends to radically expand its jurisdiction over land, highlighting the fact that nearly all of the total acreage for the four states illustrated would full under EPA jurisdiction. The maps prepared by Geosyntec Consulting show … Read More

Farm Bureau Maps Show EPA Increasing Authority

John DavisAFBF, Ag Group, environment, Farm Bureau, water

New maps released by Farm Bureau shows the federal government is massively increasing its authority at the cost of American producers. This news release from the group says the Environmental Protection Agency will radically expand its jurisdiction over land use if its controversial Waters of the United States rule takes effect as expected Aug. 28. That expansion comes even as … Read More