Feb 7, 2011
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Ag Leader adds GLONASS to ParaDyme; OptRx now for wheat and corn 1

  Ag Leader’s ParaDyme automated steering receiver now can use navigation signals from the Russian GLONASS satellite system, as well as signals from the U.S. GPS system....More
Feb 4, 2011
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I think I can. I think I can.

Don’t cows understand that icy roads make it hard to deliver hay to their rightful owners? Would it be asking too much for them to munch a bit more conservatively during the worst of the winter weather?...More
Jan 31, 2011
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GPS, GLONASS systems realign, adding more satellites

  Realignments of existing Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites are expected to be completed by early summer, creating the most optimal geometry in the navigation system’s 42-year history, according to the U.S. Air Force, which manages the GPS system. Meanwhile, several GLONASS system satellites also have been realigned to maximize coverage from the Russian system, which currently has 22 satellites in service....More
Jan 27, 2011
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Battle for the drought-tolerant hybrid seed dollar

As drought-tolerant hybrids make their way to market, at least one agronomist thinks the Western Corn Belt could be ground zero for an all-out battle for market share. "Drought-tolerant corn could expand seed companies' markets," says Kraig Roozeboom, Extension agronomist at Kansas State University. "Continued expansion of corn acreage at the expense of other crops, such as wheat and sorghum, will mean greater corn seed sales -- which is the most profitable sector of the seed market."...More
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