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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Managing to Measure: Supporting Strip-Till Success with Analytical Evidence

Dr. Jerry Hatfield, former USDA plant physiologist and Wayne Fredericks, Osage, Iowa, strip-tiller to share on-farm results and advice on how incremental improvements in farm management will bolster soil health at the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Farmers collect data and make operational changes throughout the course of their farming career. But how much of a correlation is there between the analysis and actual application of in-field information to improve on-farm decision-making?
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Strategies for Addressing Site-Specific Problems with Variable-Rate Seeding and Fertilizer

Kentucky no-tiller Mark Chapman shares his approach and best practices for implementing variable-rate technology to push yields in the places where it matters most.
For decades Mark Chapman was aware of the differences within his fields but was unable to do anything about it. But that all changed once he was able to bring GPS onto the farm.
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13th Annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

No-Tillers Maintaining Balance and Coming Out Ahead

With higher profits in 2020, no-tillers kept an eye on expenses but shelled out a bit more to upgrade their equipment lineup.
While 2020 will be remembered for its many dramas — including a global pandemic, civil unrest, a historic derecho, uncertainties in the commodities markets and a highly contested presidential election — no-tillers actually seem to have fared relatively well. 
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5 Time and Money Saving Tips to Put to Use Ahead of Planting

From regularly replacing disc openers to keeping hydraulic hoses elevated and secure, Illinois strip-tiller Dave Delhotal adheres to an annual checklist before putting a single seed in the ground.

WE STARTED no-tilling in the early 2000s, and in 2010 started strip-tilling before we went full-bore into it in 2013 and eliminated all conventional tillage.


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Sponsored Content: Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

Know Your Planter is Set Right Before Hitting the Field

You’ve been there before. Everything is “ready to go” on your planter, but you start planting and realize something just isn’t quite right. Here are two things we’ve seen that have helped countless farmers have confidence from their very first pass in the field.
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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

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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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