On Friday, USDA projected corn planting of 97.4 million acres for this year, which is up slightly from 97.3 forecast in late March. Soybeans acreage rose to an estimated at 77.7 million acres, up from an earlier estimate 77.1 million acres.
The corn stats reflect the highest amount of corn acres planted since 1936 and the planted soybean acre figures are the highest on record....More
The new softare subscription service helps growers manage and use field data for improved productivity. When used with Pioneer Field360 Notes app, growers can GPS tag notes and photos throughout a field....More
Last night, Raven unveiled its new fourth-generation field computer, the Viper 4, and a new Multi-Hybrid planter ccontroller that varies the type of seed you plant on-the-fly according to changes in field conditions....More
The goal of the new website http://www.sustainablecorn.org/ and blog is to bring, to farmers and other agricultural decision-makers, the CSCAP team’s latest findings regarding extended rotations, tillage management, cover cropping systems, drainage water management, integrated pest management, weather and agriculture, and nitrogen management in corn-based cropping systems in the upper Midwest....More
Bruce Erickson, currently agronomic education manager with the American Society of Agronomy, has been heading up survey development and data compilation for the 16th Retail Precision Adoption Survey. He and the team have noted some interesting trends in all technologies, including variable rate application and global positioning....More
This post is the second in a series that will contrast and compare the farm prosperity of the 1970s with the current period of farm prosperity. This post examines U.S. net cash farm income and U.S. farm real estate values during the two periods....More
As reported last week in Farm Equipment, Agricultural Industry Electronic’s Foundation (AEF) will host its next ISOBUS Plugfest this month at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. This is where manufacturers of farm machinery and electronics convene to test whether the electronics on the tractor and implement work with each other according to the rules set out by the International Standards Organization (ISO)....More
Trevor Mecham, marketing manager, Case IH North America, AFS, hits on the highlights of the company's newest telematics offering.
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DuPont Pioneer launched its new Pioneer Field 360 services to the public at Commodity Classic 2013. John Chism, senior marketing manager, Pioneer, highlights some of the features on the new app available called Pioneer Field 360 Notes. Visit pioneer.com. Find more information on the app here.
Leica Geosystems introduces a new retro-fit electric steering system called SteerDirect ES. The easy-to-install assisted steering system works with the majority of tractor, sprayer and harvester models without removing the steering wheel....More
DuPont Pioneer launched two new apps at Commodity Classic 2013, and Matt Snyder, product manager - digital marketing platforms, gave the scoop on the benefits of the new apps offered through Pioneer's Field 360 services. Visit pioneer.com....More
A Purdue University survey shows that Indiana farmland values have continued to increase despite last summer's severe drought, and farm managers and rural appraisers from across the state expect the trend to continue....More