TruSet Control on John Deere Combination Ripper

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The John Deere 2730 Combination Ripper is now adjustable with the touch of a button on the new TruSet control. This industry-exclusive technology enables users to independently adjust depth or pressure settings for each operation on their 2730 Combination Ripper from the cab, on-the-go, for maximum agronomic results. “As conditions change throughout the field, operators running the 2730 with TruSet …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Tillage

Farm Progress Show Time

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If we don’t see you at the Farm Progress Show next week we’ll see you from right here on AgWired. The ZimmComm Team of Cindy, Jamie, Joanna, Lizzy and myself will be on location from Monday to Thursday. Thanks to the support of companies like New Holland, FMC, GROWMARK, Bayer CropScience and John Deere we’re making our final preparations for …

Farm Progress Show

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

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Quite a few new products were put on display for those of us in ag media this week. That includes three new models of the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. “We took the momentum from the 8000 Series rollout last year and added to an already stellar lineup of forage harvesters,” says Tim Meister, division manager, marketing with John Deere. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Forage, Hay, John Deere

The Commercial UAV Expo

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We keep hearing that it’s “the year of the drone.” Here’s more proof of that. The first ever Commercial UAV Expo is slated for October 5-7 in Las Vegas and AgWired is a supporting media sponsor. To learn all about it I visited with Lisa Murray, Diversified Communications. Lisa says that not only is there a precision agriculture segment of …

Audio, Events, Precision Agriculture, UAV, ZimmCast

John Deere Adds to 6 Series Tractor Lineup

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John Deere has added to its popular 6 Series of tractors and I got to discuss the features with Kory Ross, Product Manager, Waterloo Works. John Deere adds the 6E Series Tractors to the 6 Family Tractor lineup, which features enhanced performance, added versatility and greater value to the existing family of high-horsepower utility tractors. The design on the new …

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Monsanto Drops Bid for Syngenta

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While I heard talk of a “done deal” due to the newest offer from Monsanto to Syngenta in a group of ag media folks this week, Syngenta wasn’t okay with it according to this announcement from Monsanto this morning. Monsanto says it is no longer pursuing the deal. While Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) continues to believe a combination with Syngenta …

Agribusiness, Monsanto, Syngenta

John Deere Reveals 4 Track 9RX Tractor

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This morning John Deere revealed a brand new high horsepower tractor – the 9RX. Here it is on the showroom floor of the John Deere Waterloo Tractor, Cab, Assembly Operations facility where it is being built. I recorded the program this morning which features moderator Michelle Rook, WNAX. After years of design, field trials and customer feedback, John Deere introduces …

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Welcome to 2016 John Deere Product Reveal

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Welcoming a large group of agricultural media people to the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum is Travis Becton, Director, Marketing, U.S. and Canada. He gave us a preview of the things we will be seeing and hearing about today and tomorrow. Those include: S Series Combines, 612 Folding Corn Head, Flex Draper Platforms 8000 Series Self-Propelled Windrower, 459E Baler …

Agribusiness, John Deere

Iowa Soybeans That Look Great

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Over the last month Cindy and I have spoken by phone with many soybean and corn growers around the country. But getting out in the field really helps give you the best perspective on what conditions are like. Our travels often don’t allow time to just drive around and see what fields look like. But when they do I like …

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