Dave Kanicki

Dave Kanicki

Dave Kanicki is the Executive Editor of Farm Equipment and Editor/Publisher of Ag Equipment Intelligence(AEI) and its related research, reports and broadcast channels. He joined Lessiter Publications in 2005 after decades of experience as an Editor/Publisher of metals manufacturing titles. His Farm Equipment and AEI work has been nationally recognized by both trade business and business press associations. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University.

Contact: dkanicki@lesspub.com

ARTICLES

PFD Summit: The Journey to Digitizing Agriculture

Technology is disrupting virtually every economic sector and agriculture is no different. Digitization is the next stage in ag’s disruption.
Rabobank is forecasting that median Midwest corn farmers will be working with a margin of about 4% during the next 4-5 years. This is “unacceptable” and means they will need to increase their efficiency while continuing to cut costs, Kenneth Zuckerberg told attendees of the 2018 Precision Farming Dealer Summit in January.
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Precision Service Challenge: Making Money & the Pieces Fit

Dealers need to figure out how to improve their bottom lines while resolving compatibility issues for their farm customers.
Mixing and matching precision farming equipment and components can, in many cases, produce a superior system for some operations. On the other hand, compatibility issues with such systems have been known to create major headaches for precision farming technicians whose job it is to make them operate properly.
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SPECIAL REPORT

Control Technologies Aim for One Weed at a Time

There’s just no winning with weeds. If we don’t kill them, they’ll choke out our crops and devastate yields. In earlier days, we removed them by labor intensive hoeing and cultivating. More recently we started spraying herbicides to control them. Unfortunately, this unwanted vegetation figured out how to beat the most common of the weed killers being used, leaving us with as big of a problem, we had before we started spraying.
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Looking for Long-Term Profitability? Do What You Do Best

Dealers must define their role and scope in precision farming to make a difference in their customers’ operations.
Dr. Tom Krill defines precision farming as a management concept that recognizes variability within the soil environment and maximizes economic agricultural production while minimizing environmental impact for a specific location. And to evaluate it’s effectiveness, precision farming must have measurable objectives.
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From the Virtual Terminal

Introducing Our New Technology Editor

As much as I’ve enjoyed visiting with our readers on this page during the past few months, you’ll have a new face to look at starting with the next issue of Precision Farming Dealer
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From the Virtual Terminal

The Urgency to Get Precision Farming in the Field is Growing

Monsanto describes itself as “a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.” Best known for its development and marketing of advanced seed traits for pest and drought resistance, the fact is Monsanto is one of agriculture’s 800-pound gorillas.
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