Articles Tagged with ''precision ag''

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Ahead of the Curve

Field Tests Underway for Electric Planter

Iowa start-up Salin 247 is field testing an autonomous electric drive unit for no-tilling corn and soybeans.
With a lifetime of farming experience and degrees in agronomy and economics, Dave Krog says he’s trying to whittle variable and fixed costs from today’s equipment outlays with an electric, autonomous drive unit aimed squarely at the 24-row planter market.
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Prioritizing Soil Health to Protect Profitability for Generations to Come

The Crave family sees soil health as a key to reducing inputs, lowering machinery costs and creating more value-added products for long-term success and sustainability.

Since the founding of the multigenerational dairy farm in Waterloo, Wis., in 1980, they’ve adopted sustainable farming practices, added a cheese factory to increase the value of their milk, and operate a manure digester that generates enough electricity to power their operation and 300 neighboring homes, making them a carbon-negative company.


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Two Roads to Farming’s Future: What to Choose?

Veteran ag economist John Ikerd says U.S. agriculture may need to look at a more integrated approach to the challenges it faces with growing public concern over environmental and social issues.

Long-time ag economist John Ikerd says U.S. agriculture is at a major crossroads with significant changes in the offing, but he says no-till farming will be important regardless of the ultimate future direction of the industry.


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John Deere Introduces AutoPath, Updates Machine Sync

John Deere introduces AutoPath to help producers more accurately document and follow each row of crops in fields throughout the season. The company also has released a new 20-3 software update for its Generation 4 4600 CommandCenter displays, including new features and enhancements to its popular Machine Sync application.
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14 Facts About the Top No-Till Yielders

Whether corn or soybeans, these top-third no-till yielders used more inputs, spent more money to get higher yields in 2017, but with mixed bottom lines.
So what are the practices that the top no-till corn and soybean producers use in their operations?
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