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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Boosting Your Bottom Line with Implement Guidance

GPS and auto-steer are practically standard on high-horsepower tractors, but advances in implement guidance offer opportunity for more growers to take advantage of the emerging technology.
They say that everything that is old becomes new again, and implement guidance is no exception. A technology that has been available to farmers since the 1970s is emerging into the mainstream as growers strive to be more efficient and economic with machine-to-machine guidance.
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12th Annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Profitability Picture Mixed, but Brighter for No-Tillers

Growers plan to stay frugal with fertilizer and equipment spending as they work to keep their finances in the black during the 2020 season.
In spite of record rainfall in some states, unplanted acreage and trade wars erupting between the U.S. and several countries, no-tillers still managed to improve their financial position a bit in 2019, according to results of the 12th annual No-Till Farmer Operational Benchmark Study.
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Granular Insights

Granular Launches Free Tool to Help Farmers Easily Measure Field-Level Profitability

Granular, the world’s leading farm management software platform, announces Granular Insights, an easy to use, free digital tool that delivers a clearer view of field-level profitability with close to zero effort. Insights replaces manual spreadsheets by combining in near real-time, a farm’s multiple sources of operational data with estimated revenue and cost data, helping farmers reach decisions easier and faster.
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Ayrstone Doubles WiFi Bandwidth for Farms

Wireless Internet access is a necessity for all businesses, and farming is no exception. While we are seeing continual improvements getting broadband to the farm, there has been little emphasis on helping farmers and ranchers extend WiFi outside the home or office and across their properties.
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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

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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