EPA Officials See Spray Drift Equipment in Action

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Around three dozen U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff recently visited a working research farm in Queenstown, Maryland to see first-hand demonstrations of the latest sprayers and pieces of equipment. Organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), the goal of the event was to demonstrate the voluntary steps and emerging technologies that the …

AEM, ARA, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, Video

Nobel Laureates Say Stop Blocking Golden Rice

Kelly Marshall

This morning three Nobel Laureates presented at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to call on Greenpeace, the United Nations and governments around the world to support GMOs. They are the public face of more than 100 Nobel Laureates who signed a letter asking that campaigns agains products like Golden Rice be abandoned.  The letter condemns practices that are …

Ag Group, Biotech, GMO, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Forbes Media Hosts AgTech Summit

Kelly Marshall

Forbes Media will be hosting its second AgTech Summit on July 13-14, 2016 in Salinas Valley California.  More than 500 of the brightest and most entrepreneurial minds will be attending this two-day, invitation-only event, hoping to tackle some of agriculture’s greatest challenges. The event is expected to bring about lively debate and offer great networking opportunities.  It will also be …

Agribusiness, Events, Precision Agriculture

John Deere Upgrades Precision Options

Kelly Marshall

John Deere is offering precision growers a few new tools for their toolbox. The company has just announced the introduction of two new AutoTrac guidance products  to its lineup.  These products were designed to help row crop producers and ag service providers navigate fields more accurately when spraying during post emergence. The AutoTrac Vision assists the operator with the use of …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

Climate FieldView Helps @GROWMARK Customers

Cindy Zimmerman

Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView products are among the most exciting innovations that GROWMARK’s Ron Milby has seen come along for agriculture in the past two decades. “I’ve been involved with precision ag for over 20 years and just having satellite images so you can see what’s going on, that really is a tremendous value,” says Milby, GROWMARK’s executive director for …

Audio, FS System, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture

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