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Mar 29, 2011

New seed tube sensor monitors planter spacing

A new planter add-on that’s getting a lot of buzz this year is Precision Planting’s WaveVision seed sensor. It is a replacement seed....More
Mar 28, 2011

Kuhn Group will purchase Krause Corp.

The farm equipment manufacturer Kuhn Group recently announced it will purchase Krause Corp., another manufacturer of farm equipment. Kuhn is a....More
Mar 23, 2011

Bayer CropScience purchases Hornbeck Seed Company

Bayer CropScience is strengthening its position in soybean breeding with the purchase of Hornbeck Seed Company. Bayer made the announcement March....More
Mar 21, 2011

Trimble to buy OmniSTAR land business

  Trimble continues to expand its precision offerings with the purchase of the OmniSTAR Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal....More
Mar 15, 2011

5 trends in farm sprayers

New sprayer sales are stronger than ever this year. In response, most of the major manufacturers have launched new models for 2011. (See April....More
Mar 14, 2011

New broadband provider threatens GPS, coalition warns

  The Coalition to Save Our GPS (www.saveourgps.org) was formed after LightSquared Inc. (www.lightsquared.com) received a tentative license....More
Mar 09, 2011

Monsanto enters into algae-based research with Sapphire Energy

Algae can be grown, screened, tested and selected with high throughput tools, which will enable researchers to more quickly identify promising genes....More
Mar 07, 2011

Go fish

Let's get one thing straight. I'm a land-based mammal. You're a land-based mammal. We're all land-based mammals....More
Mar 04, 2011

John Deere unveils FarmSight for telematics, diagnostics, control of equipment

John Deere equipment will continue to get much smarter in the future. The company announced at Commodity Classic its plan to introduce a suite of....More
Mar 04, 2011

Coalition writes Congress to propose ending VEETC

“Taxpayer subsidies for ethanol infrastructure make no sense. That is the cost of doing business for the industry," says Ryan Alexander, president of....More
Mar 03, 2011

Dow AgroSciences unveils new herbicide-tolerant trait system

Dow AgroSciences has announced the Enlist Weed Control System, which is a herbicide tolerant trait system that provides tolerance to a new 2,4-D....More
Feb 28, 2011

NovAtel announces SMART-MR15 GNSS receiver/antenna with integrated cellular modem

  The SMART-MR15 integrates an L1/L2 GPS+GLONASS receiver, antenna and cellular modem into a single compact enclosure. It includes a rugged....More
Feb 22, 2011

House passes amendments preventing funding to be spent on E15 implementation

“If the chaos in the Middle East teaches us anything, it should be that America must forcefully begin down the path of energy self-reliance."....More
Feb 21, 2011

From SIMA in Paris: More automation from Case IH and John Deere

Automation and precision farming took a new turn at the large Paris farm show called SIMA. Both Case IH and John Deere displayed technology that....More
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