Precision Ag

Connect to tips and information about precision technologies that can help no-tillers do a more accurate job with planting, spraying, fertilizing, scouting, soil testing, mapping, irrigating and various other farm tasks.

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CNH Industrial Taps NovAtel as Positioning Intelligence Supplier

Novatel Inc. (NovAtel) announces that it will supply its positioning intelligence technologies to CNH Industrial N.V. This introduces NovAtel’s agriculture-focused GNSS receivers and Correction Services to the CNH Industrial global agricultural brands Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, together with European brand Steyr.
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Valley Irrigation Joins the THRIVE Innovation Platform

Valley Irrigation, a Valmont Company, has become the latest corporate partner to join the SVG Venture-THRIVE Venture & Innovation Platform, giving Valley the opportunity to partner with startups, participate in global pitch events, mentor accelerator startups, custom programs and workshops, and join SVG’s network of corporate AgTech partners.
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How a Robot May Show Us Why Soils are Disappearing

A six-legged robot that can climb hills and plod its way across open deserts, collecting data in all kinds of weather, is helping a USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist and his colleagues better understand wind erosion, which is a threat to the western U.S. rangelands that beef producers depend on for grazing.
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Want to Know Your Crop's 'Efficiency Score?'

A Yield Efficiency Score, by Premier Crop, similar to a credit FICO score, is a single number derived from multiple factors. Its purpose is to determine a grower’s return on investment on a per acre basis but from a spatial perspective.
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Raven Debuts VSN Visual Guidance

VSN maintains row guidance at industry-required spraying speeds — from the time when crops are just a few inches post-emerge up to a nearly full canopy — without the use of mechanical feelers.
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SIMA 2017 Focuses on Long-Term Sustainability

With more than 1,700 companies from 42 different countries, the SIMA International Agribusiness Show emphasized methods and machinery designed to improve long-term sustainability. Here are some new products featured at the event. For more details on these products and other highlights, keep an eye out for the May 2017 issue of No-Till Farmer magazine.

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NNTC16 Audio Presentations

Collecting the Correct Data to Drive Your No-Till Decision-Making - John Fulton - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Prescription and data service offerings continue to grow, with most services requiring farmers to provide precision ag data in order to receive recommendations and other valuable information. Data quality is essential since poor quality data can lead to incorrect decisions. Plus, it’s well known that data quality has lacked over the years in the U.S. Ohio State ag engineer John Fulton discusses quality issues with data layers and how to address them, including how to identify data errors. He also provides an example of how the merger of agronomic and machine data can improve on-farm evaluations.

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Supervised Autonomy In No-Till Crop Production - Scott Shearer - NNTC 2015 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Scott Shearer says precision ag technologies continue to drive much of the iron development for North American farm equipment manufacturers. High on the list of value-added improvements is larger, faster and more efficient equipment.

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Big Data — Discovering The Value Of An Underutilized Asset - Scott Shearer - NNTC 2015 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Scott Shearer says big data has the potential to generate the next big productivity gains in agriculture. The Ohio State University ag engineer and precision specialist will highlight trends affecting the application of big data to agricultural production.

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NNTC 2015 Speaker Presentation

GPS, Precision Basics For The Small-Acreage No-Tiller - PJ McCullough - NNTC 2015 Presentation - MP3 Download

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It’s common for no-tillers managing an efficient, smaller operation to think that they don’t have enough mass or acreage to support GPS and precision technology. PJ McCullough will help you understand how you might be able to benefit from the new technology era.

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Pushing Up Profits With Precision Farming

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Examine cutting edge precision farming practices including variable-rate seeding, precision spraying and implement steering to improve accuracy and maximize profit. View

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Precision Payback for Small Acreage Farmers

No-till farmer and precision specialist P.J. McCullough shares some ways which small-acreage operators can realize a relatively quick return on a modest investment in technology.

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