ScoutPro is Growing

Cindy Zimmerman

AgWired first introduced us to ScoutPro back in 2011 but the company has come a long way since then. ScoutPro co-founder Stuart McCulloh says the company started by three entrepreneurial Iowa State University students is now full service crop scouting program. At the recent Commodity Classic the company announced the apps are now a free download because, as McCulloh points …

Apps, Audio, Precision Agriculture

InfoAg Conference is Gearing Up for 2016

Kelly Marshall

It might be their off-season, but the people behind the InfoAg Conference aren’t taking it easy.  Harold Reetz, the original founder of the event, recently traveled to the 2016 Commodity Classic.  His goal in attending the event was to share more about the opportunities available at InfoAg with the great group of farmers who come to Commodity Classic. Since 1995 …

Events, Precision Agriculture

BASF Launches Maglis at #Classic16

Lizzy Schultz

BASF today announced the global launch of Maglis, an online agricultural platform designed to help farmers gather, interpret and monitor a range of crop-related data that helps them make better agronomic decisions. “Maglis is a tool that’s really going to help farmers connect better to improve their productivity,” said Paul Rea, Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America, BASF. “Maglis …

Ag Group, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Phytobiomes Roadmap Released

Joanna Schroeder

A collaboration has released a new Phytobiomes Roadmap that presents a new vision for agriculture to increase health, productivity, and sustainability of current cropping and forest systems. Led by the Phytobiomes organization, the Roadmap, according to the group, outlines a strategic plan for acquiring critical knowledge of how all of the components on a farm interact and affect each other. …

Agronomy, Climate Change, Crop Science, Precision Agriculture, Soil

AFS from Case IH Takes Precision Tech to Next Level

Jamie Johansen

Case IH’s Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) has added three products to it’s line-up: AFS RTK+, ElectriSteer and AFS Connect™ Data Sharing. Growers got an up close look into the technologies at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show and benefits of precision agriculture. Radio delivered based solutions for growers are no more. Cellular guidance correction signals alleviate line-of-sight issues offering consistent …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, data, National Farm Machinery Show, Precision Agriculture

AEM Ag Chair at #NFMS16

Cindy Zimmerman

Jim Walker with CASE IH, who serves as chairman of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Ag Sector board, talked about what he expects for the future of the industry during an Ag Executive Outlook panel at the National Farm Machinery Show this week. Walker says increasing profitability with precision will be key. “Really the technology of precision farming is …

AEM, AG CONNECT, Audio, Commodity Classic, NFMS, Precision Agriculture, Technology

New Holland Ag Introduces PLM RTK+

Lizzy Schultz

During this week’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, New Holland formally introduced the PLM RTK+ correction program, the first cellular-delivered RTK correction signal on the market, and several representatives were on-hand to discuss the diverse array of features and benefits this technology will offer producers across North America. “The big idea is that as our farmers and producers …

Ag Group, Audio, Equipment, New Holland, NFMS, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Ag Tech Accelerator Program Chooses AgVoice

Kelly Marshall

AgVoice has been selected to participate in a nine-month program created by The Yield Lab, to support up and coming agriculture  technology companies.  AgVoice is a voice interaction service, created by TekWear LLC, which provides hands-free workflow management services which allows growers to capture insights when they’re on the go. The platform gives ag professionals the ability to record and …

Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, Technology

NRGene Assists in Wheat Genome Sequencing

Joanna Schroeder

The bread wheat genome has now been sequenced. Wheat is one of the most widely grown cereals in the world, and the project will help accelerate global research into crop improvement. The project was led by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). Using NRGene’s DeNovoMAGICTM software, the bread wheat variety Chinese Spring genome was assembled. The new data will …

Precision Agriculture, Wheat

Update on John Deere Acquisitions

Chuck Zimmerman

Earlier this month John Deere announced a couple of big acquisitions that include Precision Planting and Monosem. During the NAFB convention I got an update on those from Barry Nelson. The Monosem purchase allows John Deere to expand their planter lineup on a truly global basis when included with the Precision Planting purchase. The brand names will be continued according …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, NAFB, Precision Agriculture