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
Trimble announced in late January that it is adding a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to its line of products for agriculture. The Trimble UX5 will be available for growers to use for aerial imaging and mapping in order to monitor crop health throughout the growing season....More
We aren’t quite done bringing you new products from this year’s National Farm Machinery Show. There was a lot to cover with over 850 exhibitors, and here we bring you a roundup of another group of interesting new things we saw.
On-farm sprayers are gaining value due to crop protection, productivity improvement tasks. Maintaining your farm’s sprayer means working through numerous details. Look at key factors when considering an update or a trade for better performance....More
Data privacy is a growing concern, but companies are responding to the challenge. The American Farm Bureau Federation makes a statement about farmer data use. The Climate Corporation and Monsanto have set down new data privacy policies....More