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
Want to achieve award-winning corn yields? You might find a successful strategy by looking over the equipment and input lists used by winners of the 2012 National Corn Yield Contest. Farm Industry News interviewed six of these growers to uncover tips on inputs and equipment that helped these champs reap their bin-busting yields.
The proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices has made them popular and essential communications tools for today’s farmers and ranchers. As a result, John Deere is introducing mounting brackets and attachments to make it easier to have hands-free access and improved viewing of their mobile devices while operating equipment....More
Cloud-based computing in precision agriculture took a huge leap forward in 2012 and is likely to make another big gain in 2013.
In the past 12 months, options for using “the cloud” to provide wireless connectivity to tractor and combine displays grew dramatically, to the point it is now possible to eliminate the frustration of shuffling thumb drives to keep precision ag data up to date....More
Farmers requiring sub-inch accuracy for tiling and other precision farming operations have a new GPS option from Ag Leader Technology: the GPS 2500B RTK Base Station.
Bill Cran, Ag Leader GPS product specialist, said, “The GPS 2500B is a dual-frequency 900 MHz RTK Base Station for use with the field-proven GPS 2500 smart antenna.” ...More