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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Trimble CenterPoint RTX Upgrade Offers RTK Accuracy Without Complexity

The correction service improves convergence by 75%, reducing time from 20 minutes to 5 minutes.

Trimble has made significant improvements to its Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service to give farmers both the ease of use of the satellite-delivered corrections and RTK horizontal performance in less time. With improved convergence of up to 75%, farmers using the Trimble NAV-900 controller for machine guidance applications can now begin working in the field with 2.5 centimeter accuracy in less than 5 minutes.


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Indigo Ag Acquires Soil Metrics

Indigo Agriculture announced a deepened commitment to advancing discovery in soil carbon science, enabled by the acquisition of Soil Metrics — an industry-leading technology for comprehensive soil carbon and greenhouse gas (ghg) assessment in agricultural soils.
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The No-Till Revolution, A Storied Timeline (Through 2021)

With more than 75 new updates, this historical record identifies what built no-till into a profitable farming practice now embraced on 110 million U.S. acres.

Success with no-tillage — a radical change in farming from conventional methods — was anything but assured when it got its commercial start 60 years ago. But success came, thanks to the vision, courage and dogged determination shared by many — and from every corner imaginable.


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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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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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NNTC 2015 Speaker Presentation

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

$19.95

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

EVENTS

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2022 National No-Tillage Conference

1/4/22
Galt House Hotel
140 N Fourth St
Louisville, KY
United States
For more than a quarter of a century, the National No-Tillage Conference has been providing the practical tips and information you need to run a more successful no-till operation. In our 30th anniversary year, we’re ready to do it again as our event returns to beautiful downtown Louisville, Ky., at the legendary Galt House Hotel. Read More

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2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference

7/28/22
Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
300 E 9th St.
Coralville, IA
United States

Discover 2-days of cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies in Coralville, Iowa., July 28-29. Join the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy.

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Precision Payback for Small Acreage Farmers

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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