Trimble-Dickey-John Hybrid Precision Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman

The first press conference of the day here at the Farm Progress Show was held jointly by Trimble and Dickey-John. On the stage are Jim Stephens, Trimble Ag Media Relations, Erick Arveson, GM, Trimble Ag Division and Chris Tarpley, VP of Sales and Marketing, Dickey-John. The companies announced that they’ve joined forces to offer precision farming solutions using their combined …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Precision Agriculture

Sprayers and Spray Controlling From John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s where we got to see new sprayers in action at the John Deere product introduction. We had three presenters including Iowa farm brothers Brent and Lee Madden and Adam Hart. They also talked about how some of the new John Deere precision ag equipment works with these sprayers to more precisely apply product. You can watch a portion of …

John Deere, Precision Agriculture, Video

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