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  • Jun 1, 2015
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    Hype or hope? When cars and tractors operate themselves

    Whenever I read about autonomous cars and how they are projected to disrupt the auto market by 2025, I’m left to wonder about the benefits of autonomous vehicles. In farm vehicles like tractors, combines, and self-propelled sprayers, I get it. Making them autonomous can reduce labor costs, make farm work easier, make crop input application more accurate, and reduce fuel costs by finding the shortest path and the tractor settings’ sweet spot....More
  • May 14, 2015
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    Things I am doing differently this crop year

    Instead of using commercial fertilizer last fall I used a mix of compost and lime. I was assured by the person I bought it from that it was the cheapest source of nutrients that I could buy. I told the person who does my spraying to use the cheapest form of atrazine that he can find. Instead of using triple stack hybrids, I planted mostly double stack....More
  • May 5, 2015
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    The race to self-driving vehicles

    Lux Research, a company we interviewed at the 2014 Ag Innovation Showcase, released a forecast last week for automation in cars.  In the report, “The $102 Billion Opportunity for Partial Automation for Cars,” Lux research analyst Maryanna Saenko evaluated the pace of automation in cars, and the opportunities it brings to automakers. Among her findings:...More
  • Apr 22, 2015
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    Farm Industry News

    New FMC application tech in-depth

    An innovative new system from FMC and Emerge Application Systems offers a way for growers to apply product in-furrow at planting....More

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