Trimble Precision On Display at Sunbelt

Chuck Zimmerman

The largest field demonstration of precision applications at Sunbelt Ag Expo was conducted by Trimble. I stopped and spoke with Matt Hesse, Autopilot Sales Manager. The company was showing various levels of precision integration. They had two different land leveling systems. One used a GPS control and one used a 2D laser system. They also had their new TrueGuide passive …

Precision Agriculture, Sunbelt Ag Expo, Video

Ag Leader Technology Providing Insights Weekly

Chuck Zimmerman

Our Precision Pays.com website welcomes new long term sponsor, Ag Leader Technology. Besides direct advertising on the site they’re sponsoring a weekly story called “Insights Weekly.” You can read the first installment below. As we’re well into the dog days of summer, Midwest corn and soybean harvest is looming larger. If you haven’t started combine prep already, it’s time to …

Advertising, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, ZimmComm Announcement

Precision Ag Helps Create Marriage Proposal

Chuck Zimmerman

I love this story Kurt posted on our Precision Pays site and thought I’d share it with you. Give credit to farmers and their creativity. Not only are they saving time, input dollars and the environment thanks to the tools of precision agriculture, some growers find ways to use it to enhance their personal lives. Vega, Texas grower Braden Gruhlkey …

Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture

Satellite TV For Your Car (or Tractor?)

Chuck Zimmerman

Kurt has a great post on our Precision Pays website that I thought I’d share with you. How about this for an extravagant non-ag precision gizmo? Among the many high-tech product launches at the recent SEMA (automotive specialty products) show was this AT&T Cruisecast satellite TV for your car–through a unique roof-top antenna developed by AT&T and RaySat. For a …

Equipment, Precision Agriculture

Aerial Precision Ag

Chuck Zimmerman

When I visited the Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems website for a post I did today on Precision Pays I was pleased to see that they’re using WordPress.com! The story though is that they just had a successful test flight. This is a picture of one of their units. Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems (IUAS), a Muncie, Indiana based aerospace company and …

Precision Agriculture

Precision Ag At Farm Science Review

Chuck Zimmerman

Harvesting corn and soybeans isn’t the only field demonstration you’ll see at the Farm Science Review. There’s also a section devoted to precision agriculture. I went out to the field when these got started and spoke with John Deere’s Jamie Bultemeier (pictured on the left). He was conducting a precision tillage demonstration. Jamie’s an agronomist by training so he focuses …

Audio, Farm Science Review, John Deere, Monsanto, Precision Agriculture, Propane, Video

Ag Steward of the Chortí Maya

Laura McNamara

There is a group of indigenous people in Honduras that live off an average of $300 a year… less than one dollar a day. At least two months out of every year they starve. That’s the reality as Billy Collins sees it. Billy has been working with the Chortí Maya, the direct descendants of the Mayan Indians, for five years. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Corn, Education, Environment, Farming, Food, Forestry, International, Precision Agriculture, Technology