ISPA Definition for Precision Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman

The International Society for Precision Agriculture has publised their official definition of the term, precision agriculture. This is from the ISPA newsletter. “Precision Agriculture is a management strategy that gathers, processes and analyzes temporal, spatial and individual data and combines it with other information to support management decisions according to estimated variability for improved resource use efficiency, productivity, quality, profitability …

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Precision Ag Bytes 6/26

Carrie Muehling

JCB set a new British speed record for tractors with a modified version of its JCB 8000-series Fastrac. The tractor achieved an average maximum speed of 103.6 mph over two runs at Elvington Airfield in the United Kingdom. Television and motorsports personality Guy Martin was behind the wheel. The ARA Invitational Golf Tournament will again be part of the 2019 …

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Advancements with Ted Danson to Feature AMVAC SIMPAS

Cindy Zimmerman

An upcoming episode of Advancements with Ted Danson will highlight recent advances in agriculture, including AMVAC’s unique SIMPAS® (Smart Integrated Multiproduct Prescription Application System) technology. Viewers will learn about the ISO-based tool, which allows farmers to automate and variably apply multiple inputs across a field. “SIMPAS fulfills our dream at AMVAC of being able to apply crop inputs to a …

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Precision Ag Bytes 6/19

Cindy Zimmerman

InfoAg 2019 is offering a full day pre-conference tour this year of America’s Central Port in St. Louis with an afternoon of field demonstrations on Monday July 22 prior to the conference July 23-25 at Union Station. In conjunction with its year long 125th Anniversary celebration, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is issuing five $10,000 grants to non-profit organizations …

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New Dates for New Ag International InfoAg in Brazil

Cindy Zimmerman

New Ag International is looking forward to taking two concurrent conferences to Brazil in August 2019. InfoAg International Conference & Exhibition, a three-day event jointly organised with the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), will run in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil from 28-30 August 2019. These are new dates. This event will run concurrently with the largest biocontrol event in …

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Manure Constituent Sensing Available with John Deere Feature

Carrie Muehling

A new feature from John Deere allows producers and commercial service providers to measure N, P, and K values in liquid manure applied as fertilizer. The John Deere HarvestLab™ 3000 with Manure Constituent Sensing analyzes liquid manure 4,000 times per second to provide laboratory-quality values for important nutrient constituents to help producers manage their total fertilizer program. According to John …

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GROWMARK Launches New Website Design

Carrie Muehling

A new website design is enhancing the user experience for GROWMARK customers. “It is designed to help GROWMARK customers and prospects find the information they need quickly,” said Heather Thompson, manager of digital communications. “Useful tools on the new site include a directory of GROWMARK sales representatives and a locator for GROWMARK crop nutrients terminals.” The new GROWMARK.com is designed …

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Alltech Accelerator 1 – Biome Makers

Carrie Muehling

Biome Makers is one of eight startup companies participating in the Pearse Lyons Accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. The agri-tech accelerator aims to address a diverse set of challenges facing agriculture today. California-based Biome Makers is using DNA sequencing to profile the whole spectrum of microbes living in the soil, according to Adrian Ferraro, co-founder and CEO. “The …

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IBM Expands Global Agriculture Platform

Carrie Muehling

IBM is forging into the global agriculture industry, using predictive technology to provide solutions for farmers in various geographies. IBM announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a growing population. For the first time, IBM is providing a global agriculture solution that combines predictive …

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GROWMARK Launches AgValidity Platform

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK is partnering with startup technology companies with its AgValidity testing platform to bring new research and developments to its member companies and farmer customers. “We kind of saw this opportunity where we potentially could be the conduit or the connecting point between these really smart, innovative people that had great ideas but maybe didn’t have farm experience or access …

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