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  • Jun 27, 2013
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    The pervasiveness of technology never ceases to surprise 17

    From the Hay Expo to a visit to Pioneer DuPont, technology changes keep pushing the envelope....More
  • Jun 18, 2013
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    Do you need social media? 2

    Rise of Facebook, Twitter offers opportunities for farmers, but in what way?...More
  • May 30, 2013
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    Farming in Switzerland 15

    Today Robert Kaufmann, president EurAgEng, invited us to attend the AgEng 2014 conference, an internal conference on agricultural engineering, held every two years Europe. The conference looks at the engineering advancements being made in Europe’s ag sector, primarily in the areas of resource efficiency and making farming more sustainable. A bunch of different topics are covered. Among them: biomass and renewable energy, machinery automation, controlled traffic farming, animal welfare, and grassland and fertilizer management....More
  • May 26, 2011
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    From manual to full automation in farm equipment

    Control of farm equipment has grown from strictly manual control to the possibility of remote control of farming. Don Bruns, Raven Industries, discusses automation in today's machinery....More
  • May 9, 2011
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    Topcon announces HiPer AG mobile RTK base station

      Topcon Precision Agriculture has expanded its HiPer series of satellite receivers to include HiPer AG, a new portable base station for high-accuracy real-time kinematic (RTK) applications for the worldwide agriculture market. HiPer AG is a dual-frequency, GPS+GLONASS receiver that is designed for simple setup and operation with Topcon’s Systems 150, 200, 210, 250 or 350, the company said....More
  • Apr 26, 2011
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    New tool for precision nutrient application 3

      One evening before dinner at the 2011 Commodity Classic, I had the pleasure of visiting with National Corn Growers Association’s first vice president Garry Niemeyer. Niemeyer told me about a new NH3 control system that he and colleague Jerry McCulley are planning to install on an anhydrous toolbar this summer. With the rising cost of anhydrous ammonia, they needed a system that would control application rates more precisely than conventional controllers....More
  • Apr 18, 2011
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    New section-control functions for Leica mojo3D

      Leica Geosystems has added section-control capability to the Leica mojo3D. Initially, the Direct Section Control function, which can control up to 30 sections, will be available for Hardi HC5500 and HC6500 rate controllers. Leica will add support for popular U.S. rate controllers later in 2011, according to Harlan Little, Leica Ag Business Manager for North America....More
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