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PFD Summit: Precision Success Only as Good as Your Internal Training

Richins & Finley, the managers heading up the precision farming efforts at Stotz Equipment (John Deere) and Mazergroup (New Holland), share the components of their internal training systems to equip staff for success.
Staff training was part of nearly every discussion at the 2018 Precision Farming Dealer Summit in Louisville. Precision is where things are moving fastest, and the expectations of farmers and the dealership itself (both equally unrealistic at times) and the firefighting at planting and harvest require highly structured processes and duties.
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[Technology Corner] John Deere RelativeFlow Blockage System Reflects Growing Standard for In-Cab Alerts

Last week in Valley City, N.D., John Deere showcased their largest version of the 1895 No-Till Drill to date with a 60-foot model. Offered in addition to the release of the drill is the RelativeFlow Blockage Monitoring system, designed to monitor each primary tower and secondary hose on the drill for seeding blockages, and alert users of any particular issues from the cab before they occur.
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[Video] John Deere Introduces 76-Foot 1870 Air Seeder Model

At the John Deere seeding equipment preview event in Valley City, ND, Product Manager Tyler Rumbold breaks down key features of the newly introduced John Deere 76-foot 1870 Air Seeder. Constructed to be 24 feet wider than the previous largest model, the drill includes seed opener modifications to optimize nutrient uptake. The release also includes TruSet compatible technology, which allows for in-cab depth adjustment on seed placement, and RelativeFlow, which alerts users of potential tower blockages in real-time.
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From Strawberries to Apples, a Wave of Agriculture Robotics May Ease the Farm Labor Crunch

Robotic harvesting vehicles are being tested in Florida and California to pick strawberries and replace labor-intensive tasks normally performed by dozens of farm workers. Also, robotic machinery is being tested to harvest apples and other crops, and efforts are underway to develop small agriculture field robots.
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Talking Technology Adoption: Advancements & Aggravations

From data platform compatibility, to finding the right precision partner for support, a select group of farmers sat down for a candid conversation to analyze their payback and points of pain with technology.
Precision farming tools are a part of many strip-tillers’ systems, and while technology often improves efficiency and productivity, it can also pose adoption challenges.
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