Extended Tech Support Hours

Melissa Sandfort

Whether it’s good (hopefully!), bad or “help me before I throw this thing out into the field and run over it”, Ag Leader’s customer support staff wants to hear from you. And during busy seasons such as planting and harvest, customer support specialists are on hand extended hours to be sure that across all time zones, day or night, if …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness

Spring 2014 Pre-Planting Checklist

Melissa Sandfort

Although spring hasn’t fully arrived in many parts of the country, the polar vortex days are thankfully behind us. That means we’re all getting antsy for the warm, sunny days of May. Until then, this would be the ideal time for pulling the planter out of the shed to ensure your planting setup is ready for trouble-free field operation. The …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness

Using SMS Software on Your Tablet

Melissa Sandfort

This week we caught up with Kaleb Lindquist, Ag Leader software sales specialist, who gives us an update on how growers can now utilize SMS mobile software from any tablet device they currently have. Kaleb says SMS mobile can be used on any laptop with a Windows Operating System or tablet with the full version of Windows. Kaleb also says …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness

Nutrient Management with OptRx

Melissa Sandfort

At the 2014 Commodity Classic, Ag Leader Technology sponsored a learning session focused on using crop sensors to find out what your crops need. Ag Leader did a study in 2009 that showed the advantages of using their OptRx crop sensor technology. OptRx Crop Sensor Product Specialist Chad Fick says this product has been around for six years now and …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness

What’s New in 5.2?

Melissa Sandfort

This February, Ag Leader released the latest firmware of 5.2. There are a lot of updates and improvements in the latest firmware and no matter your operation, there will be a feature you will enjoy! The first thing that you will notice about 5.2 is the home screen has changed. It has a green backdrop, but that is just the …

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Ag Leader AgFiniti Now Available

Cindy Zimmerman

Ag Leader Technology’s new cloud-based platform AgFiniti® was a hit at last week’s Commodity Classic where growers were happy to learn that it is now available for them. “AgFiniti is an affordable and reliable solution for wireless connectivity in the field because it allows users the flexibility to choose the best wireless service carrier in their local area and hotspot …

Ag Leader, Audio, Commodity Classic, Farming, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Water Management Software from Ag Leader

Melissa Sandfort

Kaleb Lindquist, Ag Leader software specialist, recently joined ZimmComm’s Cindy Zimmerman at the National Farm Machinery Show to talk about water management. “SMS Advanced from Ag Leader allows for directional flow arrows, elevation, slope, water shed mapping and printing,” says Lindquist. “There’s also a water management module that can create a tile plan so growers know if it will be …

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Water Management … An Ongoing Issue

Melissa Sandfort

Today with input costs and costs of fertilizer and seed being as high as they are when you don’t get the crop planted and a good emerged crop with a good stand to it, you don’t get the max benefits out of the crop that you can. Too much water is a big proponent of this as well as not …

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Managing Varying Soil Types

Melissa Sandfort

Growers in many states have spent the winter months in drought conditions, and there’s non way to tell what Mother Nature has in store for the spring planting season. If we get rains like 2013, what if there was a way to improve your changes for a better harvest despite too much soil moisture? Well, there is a way to …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness

The Value of Data

Joanna Schroeder

Why should we care about data I asked Tyler Anderson with Ag Leader during the 2014 Iowa Power Farming Show. Anderson said we should care about data. So I asked the next logical question, “How do we know if it worked?”. “We can check to make sure the data worked by reading the information we’ve recorded out in the field …

Ag Leader, Audio, Iowa Power Show, Precision Agriculture