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
Renewable Fuels Standard worries don’t darken the future of alternative grasses for energy and chemical use. Energy-crop seed producers are working on new traits for productivity and enhanced output for a range of uses. U.S. growth is slower than other countries, but seed producers remain optimistic about the future....More
Think of it as a supercomputer in your living room--and an agronomist on the couch.
This month, DuPont Pioneer, the seed genetics business unit of DuPont, held a news conference announcing the unveil of its decision support service that crunches weather, farm and market data and pairs you up with a certified crop advisor to analyze the results....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.
Douglas Prairie, Raven product manager for planter, seeder and harvest controls, reveals the details of SmartYield Pro, a new precision system that offers data analysis for the farm. The system has been tested on over 40,000 acres and results showed accuracy of over 97%....More
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
“Since refiners can carry over excess 2013 production into 2014 for RFS compliance, the market could be closer to one billion gallons, or almost half of our 2013 [biodiesel] production. That would be devastating for the industry . .. It’s difficult to predict the impact that would have on soybean markets, but clearly biodiesel provides a solid market for excess soybean oil."...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
Porter-Cable recently added six new tools to its 20v cordless power tool line. The tools have interchangeable lithium ion batteries, as well as power and performance without a big price tag. Team FIN, a group of farmers who test products for Farm Industry News, tested four of the line’s new cordless tools, rating them on a scale of 1 to 5....More
Commodity Classic 2014 got rolling today in San Antonio, TX, where growers and industry reps from around the country gathered to talk about the newest technologies and products available to achieve top yields. Syngenta launched its “top secret” herbicide; we learned Winfield is offering a new nutrient management system; and lots of other interesting tech products were found.
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Another day at National Farm Machinery Show was chock full of new product finds earlier this month. In this roundup of new tools for the farm, we found upgrades at Kubota, an impressive corn head, a unique shop draining system and more.
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