Precision Ag Conference Attendees Hear: There’s No Magic Bullet

John Davis

This morning’s opening session of the 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA) was certainly a good one, as attendees heard that while the world’s farmers have increased the rate of growth of the food they produce, the current increase doesn’t match the rise in the human population and its rising incomes expected by the year 2050 when it’s expected …

Audio, Leica Geosystems, Precision Agriculture

Leica Making Contacts with Old and New Friends at ICPA

John Davis

One of the nicest things about coming to a conference such as the 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA) is meeting new friends here. Among some of the folks I’ve met are the good people at Leica Geosystems, who are sponsoring coverage of this year’s event. In the exhibitor hall, I met up with Harlan Little, Leica’s North American …

Audio, Leica Geosystems, Precision Agriculture

International Conference on Precision Ag Underway in Denver

John Davis

The 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA) has kicked off at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center in Denver and runs through Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Throughout the day, hundreds of research scientists, producers, technology company representatives, equipment manufacturers, input dealers, agronomic consultants, software developers, educators, government personnel and policymakers have been pouring into the Mile High City from 40 …

Audio, Leica Geosystems, Precision Agriculture

Leica Geosystems Offering Spray Season Specials

Chuck Zimmerman

The AgGuidance folks are offering some special customized guidance + auto-section control packages for spraying season. That would be our sponsor, Leica Geosystems. Here’s a list of what they’re offering. Through June 30, the company is offering three packages pairing guidance and section-control products that cover a wide range of accuracy levels and price points. Lightbar guidance plus section control …

Equipment, Leica Geosystems, Precision Agriculture

Leica Geosystems Announces mojo3D

Chuck Zimmerman

Leica Geosystems is represented here at Commodity Classic by Harlan Little, North American Business Manager. He showed me information that has just been released about their new mojo3D which puts mapping and guidance in a “new perspective.” Designed to help growers get the job done more quickly and efficiently, the system combines a unique, three-dimensional user interface with rugged, water-resistant …

Agribusiness, Audio, Leica Geosystems, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Virtual Wrench Speeds Precision Service

Chuck Zimmerman

Virtual Wrench is a service offered by Leica Geosystems. For growers using precision applications it’s like having a technical support person in the cab with them. This remote service and support system uses built-in cell data modems and even incorporates Google Earth! To learn more about it I spoke with Darren Herstedt, Leica Geosystems service and support manager for North …

Agribusiness, Audio, Leica Geosystems, Precision Agriculture

John Deere Makes RowSense

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere’s AutoTrac™ RowSense™ makes more sense than ever for growers to use automatic guidance in corn, improve harvest efficiency and reduce operator fatigue. That’s because they now offer a universal version that can be used on older models and even other brands of combines and corn heads. I talked with Aguimar de Souza of John Deere at the National …

Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Precision Agriculture, Video