Technology Corner

Jack Zemlicka, managing editor of Precision Farming Dealer, contributes a regular segment to Ag Equipment Intelligence's On The Record newscast. The Technology Corner explores current events and trending precision ag industry stories. If you have an idea for a story you'd like to see, please email Jack at jzemlicka@lessitermedia.com

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[Technology Corner] High Speed ISOBUS to Expedite ‘Plug & Play’ Compatibility

Last month, I traveled to Lincoln, Neb., to cover the Agricultural Electronics Foundation Plugfest event. For hours on end, developers from around the world tested their platforms for compatibility in a round-robin format, hoping to fix any underlying issues en route to eventually achieving ISOBUS certification.
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[Technology Corner] Farmers Edge Partnering with Raven

As planting ramps up after spring was slow to arrive in many parts of North America, farmers will be closely monitoring their early-season fertilizer applications to ensure crops get off to a strong start. Use of nitrogen stabilizers are a staple on some farms to prolong the effectiveness of spring-applied nutrients. But a new company is beta-testing a unique alternative to chemically-applied nitrogen inhibitors.
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[Technology Corner] Little Engine Ventures Acquires Stable’N Start-Up

As planting ramps up after spring was slow to arrive in many parts of North America, farmers will be closely monitoring their early-season fertilizer applications to ensure crops get off to a strong start. Use of nitrogen stabilizers are a staple on some farms to prolong the effectiveness of spring-applied nutrients. But a new company is beta-testing a unique alternative to chemically-applied nitrogen inhibitors.
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[Technology Corner] Potential Data Dilemma with Bayer-Monsanto Deal

News broke last week that, it appears the mega-merger between Bayer and Monsanto will happen, creating another diverse giant in the ag industry. The Germany-based Bayer had launched data-driven platforms including xario and Zoner in recent years. But in an increasingly crowded data management service field, those brands got little if any attention in North America.
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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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[Technology Corner] The Value of Precision Peer Groups

Peer groups are nothing new to the agricultural industry, but developing a network of external support is an increasingly valuable resource for precision farming professionals. Joining or even forming a precision peer group of non-competitive dealers is an option to network with other specialists and trade tips, challenges and success stories.
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[Technology Corner] Top Takeaways from the 2018 Precision Farming Dealer Summit

Having returned from the third Precision Farming Dealer Summit last week in Louisville, I’ve had an opportunity to reflect on a few of the highlights. The sold-out conference drew nearly 170 attendees including representatives from more than 70 dealerships throughout 26 states, along with Australia, Canada and South Africa.
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