Getting Precise With John Deere Upgrades

Chuck Zimmerman

Kayla Reynolds works in the John Deere Ag Management Solutions area just like Mike Park. She was our teacher in the “classroom” part of our media/analysts session this week at the John Deere product introduction. Kayla focused on 4 main topics related to precision ag. They are long range RTK, shading optimization, GS2 rate controller expansion and Swath Control Pro …

Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

Scalable Accuracy in Precision Ag Products

Chuck Zimmerman

At the John Deere product introduction we got to see some big iron in action. One demo involved this 9630T which has an amazing stability functionality built into it including a new AirCushion walking I-beam suspension system. While I was at this field station I interviewed Mike Park, Factory Marketing Manager, Ag Management Solutions. Mike talks about John Deere’s precision …

John Deere, Precision Agriculture, Video

Riding With TeeJet Technologies at InfoAg

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2007 InfoAg Conference I got to go on a ride and drive with Brian Mathis, TeeJet Technologies. They’ve got a demo unit for their products set up on a Kubota utility vehicle which works very well for situations like this and it’s a lot easier to haul around than the alternative. Today they were demonstrating their auto steer …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, Video

Precision Ag Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

At this morning’s opening session of the 2007 InfoAg Conference several awards were presented by Paul Schrimpf, group editor, Croplife Media Group. Receiving the awards were: Arthur F. Lange, Ph.D., Trimble Navigation Limited Scott A. Shearer, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Norm Teegardin, Farm Works Software

Ag Group, Precision Agriculture

Harold Reetz Welcomes Us To InfoAg

Chuck Zimmerman

Harold Reetz kicked off things here at the 2007 InfoAg Conference. Harold is director of external support for IPNI and FAR. I interviewed Harold after the opening session. I have got to believe he’s happy with attendance. The room was full and everyone was at attention. Harold provides an overview of the conference including the fact that there are 60 …

Ag Group, Audio, Precision Agriculture

Ag Leader Technology and Norac Get Together Precisely

Chuck Zimmerman

When you’ve got a precision agriculture conference going on that has a trade show you know the announcements will be coming out. Here’s the first one I received today. This morning, Ag Leader Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of precision farming equipment, and NORAC, Inc., a pioneer in ultrasonic boom height control for sprayers, announced the introduction of the InSight™ …

Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture

2007 InfoAg Getting Started

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2007 InfoAg is about to get started here in Springfield, IL. Things start out with an opening session and a welcome from Harold Reetz, Director of External Support and the Foundation for Agronomic Research. We’re also going to see a presentation of the Precision Ag Award of Excellence. I’m going to be conducting some interviews after the session and …

Ag Group, Precision Agriculture