Precision Ag en 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 20, 2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 agriculture stories to read this week, read about the pros and cons to different tillage methods and get some insight into data management. Learn about the possibilities to use corn stover as a cellulosic ethanol source and find out how to access hybrid yield results from farmers across the country. Finally, check out a new Facebook page and Go Fund Me campaign, Farm Toys for Tots.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Precision Ag Tillage Precision Farming Tillage Sat, 21 Nov 2015 00:28:00 +0000 101961 at Back to the basics: Making variable rate pay <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There are many reasons to variable rate apply lime, but you can’t consider them without an accurate geo-referenced soil sample. It’s a great way to get started and the savings in lime cost by only treating the low pH acres will more than pay for the cost of the soil sample!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Precision Ag Variable Rate Application Tue, 17 Nov 2015 21:36:00 +0000 101861 at Photo: Charles Brutlag/Hemera/ThinkStock Trimble Connected Farm Solution Now Integrates with Raven Slingshot Field Data and Devices <div class="node-body press_release-body"><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 21, 2015&mdash;Trimble and Raven&reg;&nbsp;announced today that users of the Trimble&reg; Connected Farm&trade; solution can now view task data and as-applied maps transferred wirelessly from Raven&rsquo;s Slingshot&reg; system. By tapping into the Slingshot API, Connected Farm is able to communicate with Raven field computers, such as the Viper&reg; Pro and Viper 4 to wirelessly transfer field data and locate equipment in the field.</div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101641 at New Sensor Platforms Change the Face of Soil Mapping <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>SALINA, KS &ndash; Veris Technologies recently introduced its new U Series and I Series of on-the-go soil sensors, developed to simplify the process of mapping and managing soil variability. The platforms, which can be pulled by a UTV and mounted to tillage tools, both boast two soil sensors that map organic matter and soil texture (EC). These maps are created by collecting soil measurements every second and geo-referencing them with GPS, which is then used to drive precision agriculture applications from seeding to fertility.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Precision Ag Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101681 at Granular Expands Its Farmland Analysis Tools on AcreValue <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>SAN FRANCISCO &ndash; </strong>Granular, a company that provides leading farm management software and analytical tools, announced the launch of the new version of its farmland analysis site, AcreValue. This latest release includes a significantly expanded geographic coverage area and several new management and analytical features.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Precision Ag Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101691 at John Deere and The Climate Corporation Expand Precision and Digital Agriculture Options for Farmers <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>MOLINE, IL and SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 3, 2015) - Deere &amp; Company (NYSE: DE) and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), have signed definitive agreements for Deere to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business and to enable exclusive near real-time data connectivity between certain John Deere farm equipment and the Climate FieldView<sup>TM</sup> platform. The agreements represent the industry&rsquo;s first and only near real-time in-cab wireless connection to John Deere equipment by a third party.

</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Precision Ag Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101721 at Iowa Soybean Association releases how-to guide for on-farm research <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>ANKENY, IOWA</strong> &mdash; Tips, insights and processes to inform farmers&rsquo; decision making&nbsp;fill the Guide to On-Farm Replicated Strip Trials published by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) On-Farm Network&reg;.</p> <p>The comprehensive manual provides farmers, agronomists, researchers and consultants details about how to set up trials and collect, summarize and analyze data.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Sustainable Agriculture Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101731 at Trimble Adds New Third-Party Apps to its TMX-2050 Display for Precision Agriculture <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2015&mdash;Trimble announced today that it has added several new third-party apps to its Android&trade;-based Trimble&reg; TMX-2050&trade; display. The addition of these apps demonstrates Trimble&rsquo;s continued commitment to ensure farmers have access to specialized mobile apps that manage today&rsquo;s complex farming operations and address region-specific needs.</p> <p>The new apps fall into several categories including:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Diagnostic tools to identify and address implement error codes</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101781 at Trimble to Acquire AGRI-TREND to Provide Stronger Toolset for Crop Advisors <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015&mdash;Trimble announced&nbsp;that it will acquire the assets of privately held AGRI-TREND&reg; of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, which operates the largest network of independent agricultural consultants in North America. The acquisition will enable Trimble to provide agronomists and other crop advisors with a stronger set of brand-agnostic tools they can use to advise growers on how to better manage their operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101821 at Farm management fast lane <div class="field-deck"> New cloud-based data services bring powerful decision tools to the farm. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>“The cloud-based software we are now using is a huge time-saver,” says Jeana Harms, who began using Granular, a new farm management service, in 2015. “It automatically downloads data from our planter and sprayer monitors and hopefully soon, it will integrate and download from combine monitors, too. It saves a lot of phone calls and back and forth keeping track of what we are doing.”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:45:00 +0000 101541 at <p>Keeping track of harvest and reconciling bushels delivered for storage or sale with combine data has been simpler for Hoehn Farms since it began using Granular on-line farm management software.&nbsp;</p> Photo: Hoehn Farms