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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Light sensor tools help growers make sense of nitrogen

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. That’s certainly true for nitrogen fertilizers. Without enough nitrogen, crops don’t grow well. Yields are reduced significantly. Applying too much nitrogen fertilizer, on the other hand, can hurt the environment. Researchers have found that active canopy sensor-based nitrogen management can efficiently manage nitrogen in agriculture.


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Carving Out a Nitrogen Management Niche with Crop Sensing Technologies

The ability to quickly calculate and make in-crop nutrient and crop protection application adjustments can put more bushels in the bin.
Optical remote sensors attached to sprayers and sidedress machines collect and use data in real time, giving no-tillers and strip-tillers the ability to tailor nitrogen (N) prescriptions for fields.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Doubling Soybean Yields with No-Till, Precision Technology

Capitalizing on the expertise of those around him helped David Eickholt double soybean yields over his 30-year no-till tenure.
I don't know everything when it comes to farming. Admitting that fact, and seeking out the knowledge of others, has helped our farm move forward at a steady pace over the years.
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[Podcast] Designing a Cover Crop Mix and Managing Your Creation

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we're joined by Adam Daugherty who will discuss planting logistics when no-tillers are seeding cover crop mixes, including the pros and cons of different tools available to get seed in the ground.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we're joined by Adam Daugherty who will discuss planting logistics when no-tillers are seeding cover crop mixes, including the pros and cons of different tools available to get seed in the ground.
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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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NNTC 2015 Speaker Presentation

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

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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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