The face of farm technology is undergoing another major change. Sensors, power and even cloud computing will be enhanced in the future. Deploying these technologies will be important in the next decade.
The Agricultural Electronics Foundation (AEF) is working on expanding the ISO 11783 standard to include some new technologies coming on farm equipment. High-voltage tractors, electric motor drives, and video surveillance systems are all systems being given a common language to usher in a new era of intelligent machinery....More
Mike Pantaleo, Sales & Development Manager for Michelin North America, talks candidly about the first bias-ply tire Michelin has made in years, the world’s largest farm tire (over 7 ft. tall), and the truth about tire carcasses....More
Everyone is talking about planting, so now is never a better time to brush up on the latest news on how planter manufacturers are making them more efficient and allowing you to plant more accurately. From the launch of John Deere’s high-speed planter at National Farm Machinery Show this year to digging into the hot topic of electric seed meters, here we offer a range of our coverage on the latest in planter technology.
In December 2013, Kinze unveiled an industry-first concept: an electric multi-hybrid planter. The system allows a grower to switch hybrids on-the-go without having to stop and refill the seed hopper. The technology that allows for the multi-hybrid planting lies in the electric-driven motors. Kinze unveiled those electric motors on their 4900 Series planter, and now they are taking it one step further by offering multi-hybrid planting....More
On a recent trip to Florida, Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan from Cresco, IA, explored an Asian market where he found an abundance of food items he had never before seen. Among his finds were live eels, chicken feet, roasted coconut juice, duck eggs and more.
Precision technology requires both financial investment and the process of learning new farming practices. One northwest Ohio grower crunched the numbers to show that technology is truly paying off on his farm. Through input savings, efficient use of machinery and yield increases, precision practices really can help the bottom line....More