Farm Industry News en Data use limit, bye-bye VCR, treating saline groundwater <div class="node-body gallery-body">We mix it up with Tech Five this week looking at some hot ag news along with some interesting developments in the tech world. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shop/Office Practices and Systems Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:13:00 +0000 84601 at <p>Whether you&#39;re talking treating ground water for saline, or $100 million to fund a company with a water optimization product, this week has been interesting for tech news.</p> EU makes moves on three soybean events <div class="node-body blog-body">Good news for farmers planting latest technology for their farms, and for export traders.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Crops Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:23:00 +0000 84591 at <p>The soybean market catches a break on biotech traits as three are approved in Europe.</p> Sneak peek: New 2017 equipment lineup from Great Plains <div class="node-body gallery-body">Two months after announcing its sale to Kubota Tractor Corporation, Great Plains management told dealers it is business as usual at the Salina, MO, based tillage and seeding company. &nbsp;Dealers were addressed at the company&rsquo;s 2016 national dealer meeting last week at the KCI Expo Center, Kansas City, KS, where six new products also were unveiled.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tillage Farm Equipment Air Drill/Air Seeder Tillage equipment Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:46:00 +0000 84461 at Advancing the pace of genetic gain <div class="field-deck"> DuPont Pioneer is using Big Data analytics to choose the right soybean varieties for your farm </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DuPont Pioneer is using Big Data to speed its march to higher soybean yields. Here's an in-depth look at how it works.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybean varieties Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:06:00 +0000 84471 at <p>This new soybean variety, released in 2015 uses DuPont Pioneer&#39;s latest AYT 4.0 breeding technology and has demonstrated top-level yield performance for the company.</p> Growing milkweed isn't easy, but necessary <div class="field-deck"> Living Acres project at BASF has potential for farmers to create vibrant pollinator areas </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As winter was winding down BASF held a media event during Commodity Classic that Farm Industry News covered where a key topic was the fact that the company is promoting the idea of creating habitat for monarch butterflies. They call it Living Acres and the idea is that farmers would take non-productive areas of the farm - those &quot;weedy corners&quot; and plant something desirable to the butterfly, in all its life stages.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Seed BASF Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:01:00 +0000 84451 at <p>This flowering milkweed plant is not wild, it was planted at the BASF Seymour, Ill., field research facility, and Troy Klingaman, chief biologist, was surprised to find it.</p> Climate agreement, new mowers, ready to hunt <div class="node-body gallery-body">New Product Monday is more than just products this week with news that Winfield and Climate Corporation are teaming up to provide enhanced information for crop management. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Precision Farming Companies Precision Farming Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:46:00 +0000 84441 at <p>New Product Monday includes news on a hunting package for the Can-Am Defender that includes a Mossy Oak pattern.</p> Science in trouble, 5G wireless news, Internet of Things and killing with robots <div class="node-body gallery-body">Scientists are concerned about how funding, and publishing pressures are warping research, while the FCC makes a 5G move and we look at the idea of killing with a robot. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Precision Farming Practices and Systems Electronics and digital equipment Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:06:00 +0000 84431 at <p>Tech Five this week delves into several areas, including the Internet of Things, which is about everything connected and talking with each other.</p> Company kicks off 2017 all-terrain line launch <div class="node-body gallery-body">Arctic Cat is going to release new machines for the next model year in waves. Here's a look at the first wave for the 2017 model year. From a youth machine to a 6-person hauler, the company makes a statement.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ATV/UV Practices and Systems Fri, 15 Jul 2016 01:08:00 +0000 84421 at <p>The new Arctic Cat HDX Crew 700 has plenty of power to carry 6 riders, and still get work done.</p> A robot question: Elephants or spiders? <div class="node-body blog-body">The future of farm robotics could take on many forms as the industry continues to strive for efficiency, and to deal with a shrinking labor pool.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:20:00 +0000 84411 at <p>This commercial robot tractor - with an 100 hp engine - is at work in some fields in Europe.</p> Exclusive Preview: Video walk around of the new Challenger 1000 Series <div class="field-deck"> See the Agco Challenger 1000 in action </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Charles Schrader, Agco product marketing specialist with challenger HHP tractors, gives an exclusive walk-around look at the new Challenger 1000 series to debut in August.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Four-Wheel-Drive Tractors Farm Equipment AGCO Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:34:00 +0000 84401 at <p>Agco&rsquo;s Charles Schrader says the new Challenger 1000 Series tractors present a whole new market segment that will span the higher horsepower range of the front-wheel-assist tractors all the way up to the small articulated tractors.</p> Team FIN test: A finer finish <div class="node-body article-body">Looking to spruce up buildings around the farm? Have some indoor painting planned for winter? Team FIN tests a Wagner paint sprayer.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools Business Practices and Systems Team FIN Test Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:01:00 +0000 84391 at <p>The Wagner FLEXiO 990 offers a range of features, and Team FIN liked its performance, once it was properly assembled. Cleanup still takes time.</p> Photo: Katie Honnette Flex-wing mowers, nitrogen monitor, software upgrade, and more <div class="node-body gallery-body">New Product Monday is often an eclectic listing of tools for your operation, and this time out is no different, including new tools from Bush Hog and Loftness, a software upgrade from John Deere, an interesting way to monitor nitrogen use, a silage additive and even a new website offering year-long on-farm information.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Precision Farming Business John Deere Precision Farming Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:05:00 +0000 84381 at <p>Bush Hog has two new flex-wing mowers for the 2016 season. The 2215 is built for tough-duty service.</p> Computer security, self-driving cars, Juno and farm data ownership <div class="node-body gallery-body">Tech Five offers a look into how hackers win, self-driving car issues, space win and ag data ownership </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Precision Farming Farm Vehicles Electronics and digital equipment Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:43:00 +0000 84371 at <p>Do you know who really has access to your data? And should you care? Big questions are looming here.</p> Lemken and Krone hold global press camp <div class="node-body gallery-body">Assembling 127 journalists from 27 countries is no small task. But the folks at Krone and Lemken did just that, bringing together the contingency to the town of Bük, Hungary, located about a one-and-a-half hour drive from Vienna, Austria.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Crops Practices and Systems Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:30:00 +0000 84361 at 4 questions to ask when buying, using fungicides <div class="node-body blog-body">Applying fungicides can produce a payback in higher yields. But buyers should consider these four factors before investing in these products for the 2016 growing season.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fungicides Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:22:00 +0000 84351 at <p>Fungicide application requires managing a few key issues, we offer four tips.</p> Data aggregation: What does it mean? And why should you care? <div class="field-deck"> Explaining how this important management tool can work for your farm. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the past five years, one key word has made its way into the farm vocabulary - data. For some it&#39;s a four-letter word in the worst sense of the meaning, given that it&#39;s an item that needs a whole new kind of management. Yet there&#39;s one phrase that often comes along with data - data aggregation. And understanding what that means may help you better understand your options when looking at data agreements, and determining how best to make use of all that information you have on the farm.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Precision Farming Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:46:00 +0000 84341 at <p>Maximizing the information on your farm may require some &#39;sharing&#39; through aggregation.</p> Raw Pixel Ltd./ThinkStock New herbicide, new bias farm tire and hydraulics for your truck <div class="node-body gallery-body">In this installment of New Product Monday, we've rounded up wide range of interesting products. Dow AgroSciences has launched a new herbicide for burndown, Alliance Tire rolls out (pun intented) a new series of bias-ply tires, Harper launches a DewEze add-on hydraulic system, Worksaver makes bale handling easier, DeWalt has new battery system, Milwaukee has performance clothing (even heated) and Mahindra extends its product warrantees.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Dow AgroSciences Crops Practices and Systems Herbicides Mon, 04 Jul 2016 20:04:00 +0000 84331 at <p>DowAgrosciences has a new burndown product - Elevore - which it hopes to market in the 2017 season.</p> GMOs, satellite investments, presidential tech stands <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's installment of Tech Five we offer some insight into a good range of topics, and a fun bonus for the Ag Nerd in us all. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Business Precision Farming Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:33:00 +0000 84321 at <p>From Nobel laureates defending GMOs to delivering Olympic coverage by virtual reality, yep it&#39;s Tech Five.</p> New tillage tech on the way <div class="node-body gallery-body">German tillage equipment maker Lemken is aiming to expand in the U.S. market, and its new Rubin 12 line of compact disk harrows are a key part of the strategy.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tillage Business Tillage Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:03:00 +0000 84311 at <p>The Lemken Rubin 12 is a compact disk harrow with a wide range of productivity enhancing features.</p> Funding for tech firm shows confidence in approach <div class="field-deck"> Recent investment in Farmers Edge demonstrates that data companies still of interest to investors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent investment in Farmers Edge demonstrates that data companies still of interest to investors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Business Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:18:00 +0000 84301 at <p>Continued interest in farm data and information is shown best in continued investment in innovative companies.</p> Image: denizybayram/thinkstock DuPont Veteran, Jim Borel, Joins the Board of Directors at Farmers Edge <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Farmers Edge&trade;, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, announced today that Jim Borel, a recently retired Executive Vice President of DuPont, has joined its Board of Directors. Widely considered one of the most influential and experienced figures in global agriculture, Borel joins existing board members Steve Mills of <em>Archer Daniels Midland</em> Company and Dayna Spiring, <em>former chief strategy</em> officer of the <em>Canadian Wheat Board, during a period of rapid growth for the company.</em></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Companies Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 84291 at Team FIN Test: Taking on the General <div class="field-byline"> Team FIN Report </div> <div class="field-deck"> New side-by-side utility vehicle has plenty of power, and speed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Team FIN member Daryl Bridenbaugh spends some quality time with the latest machine from Polaris, and here's what he found.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ATV/UV Team FIN Test Buying/Purchasing Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:34:00 +0000 84251 at <p>The Polaris General got a workout on the Daryl Bridenbaugh operation this spring, and he liked what he saw.</p> Photo: Peggy Bridenbaugh Thermal imaging company uses heat to scout fields <div class="node-body gallery-body">Indiana-based AirScout is using thermal imaging technology from airplanes to detect stress in crops. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Variable rate Corn Precision farming Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:36:00 +0000 84111 at A buyer's market for farmland? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you are looking to buy farmland this year, there might be some room for negotiation. A new report issued today by Farmers National Company, a farm management service, showed that farmland values in much of the Midwest slipped from the highs of several years ago. The report states the decline is in relation to falling commodity prices.</p> <p>Eight of the 11 Midwest states surveyed showed a decline in average sale prices per acre between June 2015 to June 2016, with the exception of South Dakota, Michigan and Kansas, where values remained the same.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Recordkeeping Inputs Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:24:00 +0000 84091 at Big tires, tillage upgrade, spray enhancement, robot and a snow plow <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's New Product Monday installment aims to offer you tools you can use, even as you look toward winter. Check out this week's collection.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Business Companies Equipment & Supplies Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:26:00 +0000 84081 at <p>Milrem and Leica Geosystems have teamed up to make this unmanned ground vehicle that can work in a range of conditions.</p> 5G, Google as doctor, drone rules, super ship and robots as people <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's Tech Five installment offers some interesting developments in the tech world that will have value for farmers too. Dig into this week's gallery for more information. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:08:00 +0000 83811 at Farm field days showcase German, and world, agriculture <div class="node-body gallery-body">Covering a total exhibition area of 55 hectares (135 acres) the DLG-Feldtage took center stage in a gathering of 350 companies involved in crop production. It’s the largest outdoor farm field day in Germany, and this year Farm Industry News was once again on hand.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Technology Tradeshows Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:41:00 +0000 83751 at <p>Germany&#39;s DLG-Feldtage is a two-day look at machinery in action, including real-time sensors, and even robots.</p> Thinking beyond the satellite - Geosys targets the future <div class="field-deck"> A division of Land O'Lakes, Geosys is building on its position with partnerships, technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&#39;s pretty easy to dart from one technology to another in a time of rapid change. The rise of new companies focused on agriculture makes that a challenge. Geosys is no new player to the ag market, but since it moved its headquarters from France to Minnesota a few months ago, its goals of doing more than capturing data have become clear.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Companies Technology Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:35:00 +0000 83691 at <p>Geosys is partnering to share data through tools like the agX platform where layered maps can be made available, left; and with Pessl to add weather data to information collected.</p> 5 things to know about new drone rules <div class="field-deck"> FAA publishes new rules that hit the 'sweet spot' for agriculture UAV use </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This week the Federal Aviation Administration has released its new rules for the operation for unmanned aerial vehicles, and while you may be reading some grousing by some industries over this first pass on operation; for agriculture the rules are basically nothing but good news.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Technology Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:20:00 +0000 83681 at <p>PrecisionHawk offers this infographic that summarizes the new FAA drone rules.</p> Image: PrecisionHawk Tech moves in the ag market - Land O'Lakes, Ice Miller <div class="field-byline"> Farm Futures Team </div> <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative buys biotech firm; legal and tech expert firm joins Ag Data Coalition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acquisition of Ceres Inc. by Land O'Lakes offers opportunity to further beef up biotech innovation; new founding member joins group aimed at creating a farmer-focused data cloud.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Companies Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:05:00 +0000 83621 at <p>Technology and data are increasingly important in agriculture, and firms are aligning themselves for this changing future.</p> Photo: Solarseven/Thinkstock