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Precision Ag

  • Will Robots Replace Herbicides on the Farm?

    11/25/2015 09:32 AM

    Hand-weeding is tedious. Chemical control is costly and can succumb to resistant weeds over time. So why not build a robot to get the job done?

  • Want More Photos of Farmland From Space? You're in Luck. 11/17/2015 12:59 PM

    Descartes Labs, the Los Alamos, N.M.-based startup that used satellite imagery to analyze crop conditions and project yields last summer, just raised another $5 million in investor funding to grow its business.

  • Anderson: Prepping High Tech Stuff For WInter 11/16/2015 12:25 PM

    Most of us are used to getting farm equipment ready for winter--we check antifreeze, we add diesel fuel anti-gel to fuel tanks, etc., etc. High technology has added a few items that may not be on our winter prep radar. 

  • New Machinery Innovations Unveiled at Agritechnica 2015 11/13/2015 01:30 PM

    Agritechnica 2015 was bigger than ever this year. See what new tractors, tools and technology were unveiled at this year's show. 

  • Investors Flock to Ag Startups 11/12/2015 12:20 PM

    The next frontier of ag has become the apple of many an investor’s eye.

  • [UPDATE] John Deere to Purchase Precision Planting 11/04/2015 05:55 AM

    Big data is a big deal. Want proof? John Deere just purchased Precision Planting from Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto. As part of the agreement, Climate Corporation gains access to John Deere’s software connection. Terms of the new transaction were not disclosed, and the acquisition is still subject to closing conditions.

  • Deere to Buy Precision Planting Equipment Unit From Monsanto 11/03/2015 12:11 PM

    Through the deal, Moline, Illinois-based Deere will acquire facilities, the brand, the majority of the product portfolio including hardware, sensors and display systems and the majority of Precision Planting’s employees, relationships with dealers and original equipment customers.

  • Dairy Farms Turn to Robotic Milking Devices 11/03/2015 08:30 AM

    Robotic dairy systems offer reduced labor, happy cows.

  • Coming Soon: A Tool to Help Farmers Evaluate Ag Data Providers 10/29/2015 01:41 PM

    If you’d like to know how various precision ag providers compared on data privacy issues, the American Farm Bureau Federation may soon have a tool for you. 


Machinery News

  • How to Save Money by Sharing Machinery

    11/27/2015 05:00 AM

    “Six of us run our own ground separately with one line of equipment and five owners,” says Tim Malterer, farmer of Janesville, Minn. and member of Malterer Shultz LLC. “We have an established a way to share equipment in an LLC.”

  • Will Robots Replace Herbicides on the Farm? 11/25/2015 09:32 AM

    Hand-weeding is tedious. Chemical control is costly and can succumb to resistant weeds over time. So why not build a robot to get the job done?

  • Minnesota Officials Targeting Tractor Rollovers 11/25/2015 07:00 AM

    Republican state Rep. Paul Anderson, chairman of the Minnesota House committee that oversees agricultural policy, said a recent Star Tribune series on farm safety made it clear that Minnesota needs to take action to reduce tractor rollovers and other agricultural accidents.

  • Deere Profit Forecast Beats Estimates 11/25/2015 06:30 AM

    Deere & Co., the world’s largest farm equipment manufacturer, forecast fiscal 2016 profit that beat analysts’ estimates even as lower crop prices reduce the money that farmers have to buy tractors and combines.

  • Machinery Pete: Eye-Opening Tractor Values 11/23/2015 02:11 PM

    There was a flurry of high sale prices on mid-range horsepower tractors in September 2015. 

  • Drago Adds Tech to GT Corn Heads 11/20/2015 02:35 PM

    Capturing bushels at harvest starts with the corn head. The Drago GT pairs self-adjusting deck plates with QuadSuspension—integrated ear shocks under the deck plates that absorb energy from ears as knife rollers pull them down. 

  • Pete's Pick of the Week: 1982 John Deere 4440 11/20/2015 01:20 PM

    This 1982 John Deere 4440 sold at a west-central Minnesota farm auction yesterday. 

  • Krone Launches New Big X Forage Harvester Models 11/18/2015 09:22 PM

    Krone announced Wednesday night that it would begin selling four lower horsepower models of their BigX Forage Harvesters in North America.

  • For Tractor Restoration Champ, Fourth Time's the Charm 11/17/2015 04:12 PM

    Like any great athlete, Matt Mahler didn’t settle for second best.