Shop/Office en Self-driving truck, voice command tools, web speed checker <div class="node-body gallery-body">This installment of Tech Five offers a look at some interesting new technology covering trucking, voice command, web use, software costs and STEM testing. So read on to learn more about a diverse range of tech, and don't miss the bonus at the end.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Farm Vehicles Business Fri, 20 May 2016 11:44:00 +0000 83161 at <p>Autonomous semi, more voice command tools, web speed checker, girls beat boys on tech test, subscriber software, and a Pittsburgh Steelers bonus (really).</p> Drone swarm, anti-virus software, and an artificial intelligence warning <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's installment of the Tech Friday Five tackles drones, wearable research, antivirus software advice, explains 'the cloud,' offers interesting insight on artificial intelligence from the White House and more.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Shop/Office Business Practices and Systems Fri, 06 May 2016 19:05:00 +0000 83021 at <p>Intel created a drone &#39;fireworks&#39; show during AUVSI this week in New Orleans and with FAA&#39;s permission used 100 drones in a swarm all controlled by a single person.</p> Pies, bike rides and cattle advice <div class="node-body blog-body">Long-time relationship with beef vet is an education in more than cattle. Dr. Mark Hilton is also an excellent judge of pie.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Beef Cow-Calf Production Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 05 May 2016 20:18:00 +0000 83011 at <p>Dr. Mark Hilton and Guy No. 2 have been connecting since the early days of the Internet.</p> Industry reports available, outsiders invest in ag and telling the ag tech story <div class="node-body article-body">In this week's Friday Tech Five we look at a new report from a sister brand that offers farmers insight into equipment price trends and news from the investment community.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Precision Farming Shop/Office Crops Practices and Systems Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:20:00 +0000 82851 at <p>This week we look at a new report from a sister brand that offers farmers insight into equipment price trends and news from the investment community.</p> Photo: Nonkranch/Thinkstock 5 tech links to check on a Friday <div class="node-body article-body">We're trying something new on Fridays, a roundup of five top tech ideas and issues we ran across in the news this week.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shop/Office Companies Practices and Systems Electronics and digital equipment Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:44:00 +0000 82741 at <p>Check out this inaugural roundup of tech topics from the Microsoft lawsuit to new information about Monarch butterflies. Tech is moving ahead, we&#39;re helping you keep up. (Image: Nongkran_ch/Thinkstock)</p> Image: Nongkran_ch/Thinkstock Compact sprayer, new UAV supplier, updated door tech, hay tools <div class="node-body gallery-body">We've gathered a range of new tools to check out this time out for new Product Monday including a new high-capacity sprayer from Amazone that has a narrow-fold design, and we mean narrow. Pulse Aerospace offers enhanced unmanned aerial support for agriculture. Schweiss has an upgrade to its bi-fold doors using a strap system. And we offer up a few hay tools to check out with forage season not far away.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sprayers Buildings Hay Farm Equipment Companies Chemicals Crops Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000 82611 at <p>This week&#39;s New Product Monday installment covers the range from a new UAV system to hay tools.</p> Calculating payback of telematics <div class="node-body article-body">Does the use of telematics offer a return for your operation? A new calculator from John Deere aims to do just that.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Ag Management System John Deere Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:44:00 +0000 82601 at <p>The new JDLink ROI estimator by John Deere is designed to quantify the value of keeping machines connected using its JDLink telematics system.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> John Deere Quiet doesn't mean not paying attention <div class="node-body blog-body">Being seen and not heard has its advantages, and sometimes it can offer a bit of fun too as Blogger Jeff Ryan found recently, while of course visiting his favorite eatery...again.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shop/Office Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:04:00 +0000 82401 at <p>Jeff Ryan, commonly called Guy No. 2 at Two Guys Farming, Inc., Cresco, Iowa, also has a penchant for connecting with people; and enjoying good food.</p> New online tool reviews fertilizer management products <div class="node-body article-body">Environmental Defense Fund launches new tool for managing crop nutrients called Nutrient Star. The program reviews performance of commercially available nutrient management tools.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Fertilizers Precision farming Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:30:00 +0000 82291 at <p>The Environmental Defense Fund is ramping up ways to manage crop nutrients noting that up to 50% of what gets applied doesn&#39;t get used by crops.</p> Team FIN Test: putting a multi-tool to work <div class="node-body article-body">Team FIN tests an oscillating multi-tool that can pick its own best operating speed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools Companies Team FIN Test Tue, 01 Mar 2016 20:06:00 +0000 82261 at <p>Whether you choose the manual speed setting or leave the Hitachi oscillating multi-tool on auto, Team FIN had good luck with the unit&#39;s performance.</p>