As a follow-up to the last issue’s discussion on precision-ag technologies, I have spent more time with Dan Frieberg, of Premier Crop Systems, Des Moines, IA.
It finally dawned on me that one of the reasons precision-ag technology is not used more by farmers is there are few providers that do what Premier Crop does. Dan summarized the 10 things they do to get the results in increased yields we wrote about in last month’s article; namely double the yield increase over the county average for the last 10 years. He says:
After recently attending a couple of big ag events I have a newfound respect for how difficult it is to stay on top of changing ag technology. It’s especially challenging to even know what some of the new technology acronyms stand for, like CORS, GLONASS, CDMA, SBAS, DGPS, WAAS… They almost sound like old Russian spy terms that only James Bond could decipher....More
Anyone can collect data, but it takes effort to turn it into knowledge. You may have 10 years’ worth of “as applied” or “as planted” data, by field. But if it’s still on the card and you haven’t adjusted your fertility, planting population or other data accordingly, you haven’t benefited. Let’s talk about turning your information into profits....More
A few years back, Lynn Lagerstedt had a mystery on his hands. The veteran crop consultant was seeing potassium (K) deficiency symptoms in southeastern Minnesota cornfields – even where sufficient potash had been applied. What was going on?...More
Automatic boom-section control can save you up to 12% on over-application, according to recent University of Kentucky research. The study identified up to $2,745 in glyphosate savings across 3,000 acres of production from automatic boom section control technology....More
CSD Editor Greg Lamp recently spoke with Trimble about the new FmX Integrated Display for precision agriculture use. With the same capabilities of the CFX-750 plus additional capabilities, the FmX also offers two GPS ports....More
CSD Editor Greg Lamp recently spoke with Trimble about the new CFX-750 display for precision agriculture use. From GPS and connectivity to display and functionality, to auto-guidance integration, there are many features on the new touch-screen display from Trimble....More