Iteris’ ClearAg Crop Protection Beta Testing Program

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Iteris, Inc., a leader in providing intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, announced the opening of its ClearAg™ Crop Protection application programming interfaces (API) beta testing program. Chuck spoke with Bob Stern in the Iteris booth during the 2015 Commodity Classic allowing him to share more information about their next step in the evolution in our family of precision …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, data, Precision Agriculture

John Deere Offers Machine Sync Enhancements

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Commodity Classic attendees this week will get to find out more about the latest John Deere Machine Sync enhancements which debuted at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show. Deere announced expanded the functionality of its Machine Sync application this year, featuring coverage map and guidance line sharing that can be useful during seeding and spraying operations, as well as when …

Audio, Commodity Classic, data, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Precision Agriculture

Iteris and BASF Join in Precision Ag Weather Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Iteris and BASF have entered into an agreement to leverage Iteris’ ClearAg high-resolution field level weather information. Under this agreement, Iteris’ ClearAg™ high-resolution, precision hail information will be integrated into BASF’s suite of precision agronomy sales and customer support tools. BASF sales and customer support staff will have access to Iteris’ field-level hail information, including descriptions of hail events by …

Agronomy, BASF, Precision Agriculture, Weather

Consumer Electronics Offer Glimpse into Ag Tech

Chuck Zimmerman

This ZimmCast is going to be another focus on the AgNerd Cloud. It’s just been working that way lately. I did not attend the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but via Twitter I met John Shutske, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach Programs in the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who was attending. John …

AgNerd, Apps, Audio, Education, Internet, Precision Agriculture, Science, Technology, ZimmCast

Four Industry Trends for 2015

Chuck Zimmerman

Looking for what some of the trends in agriculture will be in 2015? Well, Bo Warren, director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, has four key ones for you. In this week’s program he talks about them. Precision agriculture will become more precise The FAA has been paying close attention to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as the technology …

Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

More Farmers Adopting Variable Rate Seeding

Jamie Johansen

Low corn prices are causing farmers to take a hard look at what new technologies will optimize inputs while minimizing costs. As farmers begin to plan for the 2015 season, SST Software is seeing an increased interest in variable rate planting recommendations. SST’s decision support technologies are used by ag service providers around the world to provide precision ag services …

Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, Seed

Agricultural Retailers Navigating Forward

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I will be attending my first Agricultural Retailers Association Annual Convention & Expo. I’ve got a preview of what will be taking place in New Orleans from Brian Reuwee, Director of Communications & Marketing. Brian and I sat down during the recent NAFB Trade Talk session. One of the things that caught my eye about this year’s program …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

John Deere Connects with JDLink™

Leah Guffey

Last week during National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Annual Trade Talk I visited with Beverly Flores, Integrated Communications Manager with John Deere. She tells me about the MyJohnDeere Operations Center with intuitive, easy-to-use tools for customers to manage their machinery and develop agronomic insights. Data can be uploaded securely using backup tools or right from the field using JDLink™ and …

Audio, John Deere, NAFB, Precision Agriculture