Engineers are looking at how users connect with equipment in new ways to make operation easier. Key driving force for user interface change the need for easy to use functions on a tractor display. An important feature for the new 4600 Command-Center is contextual help....More
There’s no ignoring the buzz surrounding UAV use in precision agriculture, but it’s important to understand how the buzz got started. The potential in the crop scouting process to identify problem areas in fields almost immediately will provide major opportunities for farmers and agronomists in the future. While FAA restrictions still apply, farmers should learn more about this technology and the types of UAVs available, which vary widely in features and cost....More
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