Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka is the Managing Editor for Precision Farming Dealer. Since he joined Lessiter Media's Ag Division in 2012, he has covered precision farming practices, products and trends. He also serves as managing editor of Strip-Till Farmer, and technology editor of Farm Equipment and No-Till Farmer. Contact: jzemlicka@lessitermedia.com.

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3 Takeaways from Plugfest 2019

With continued compatibility progress, the AEF looks to enhance implement functionality and database access.
Engineers with 68 different ISOBUS components — from virtual terminals to a programmable tractor chair — were scattered across nearly 35 tables during the 3-day Agricultural Electronics Foundation (AEF) Plugfest, May 7-9 in Lincoln, Neb.
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[Technology Corner] Crop Sensing Advancements

One of the reasons behind growing interest in optical sensor technologies, or in sensor technology as a whole, is increasing input costs, which are creating tighter margins for farmers. While there is still plenty of theoretical outcomes, farmers are most interested in practical impacts that sensing technology can provide, according to Dr. Ray Asebedo, agronomic consultant.
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Don’t Let Closed Doors Lead to Precision Dormancy

I’ve always been a sucker for fortune cookies and cracking one open after what amounted to a pretty mediocre sweet and sour chicken, the message read, “when one door closes, another opens.” As cliché an outlook as can be, but it did get me thinking about the ongoing challenges many dealers face as we head into spring planting.
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[Technology Corner] Precision Adoption Trending Upward for No-Tillers

While there is still a mix of optimism and skepticism surrounding the overall farm economy, one bright spot could be the precision farming segment. Respondents to the recently released 11th annual No-Till Farmer Operational Benchmark Study, forecast increased adoption of 11 different precision technologies in 2019, compared to last year.
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