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Precision agriculture considerations

Thinking about getting into precision agriculture? Many farmers
have adopted technologies like variable-rate technology, guidance
systems, and automatic section control.

Here are some benefits, according to Shannon Norwood,
an Ag Management Solutions Consultant for Tri-Green Equipment, a John Deere
dealership with locations in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi. Norwood spoke
at the InfoAg 2011 Conference in Springfield, Illinois, earlier this month. Precision
agriculture can enable you to:

Gadgets and Gizmos

are some cool precision agriculture tools and other techy gizmos that Phil
Rasmussen, director of the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and
Education (SARE) Center in Logan, Utah discussed during the InfoAg 2011
Conference earlier this month in Springfield, Illinois.

When fungicides fit for hail-damaged corn

Wondering what to do about hail-damaged corn?
BASF’s Headline products could help it recover and protect it, says Nick Fassler, BASF technical market manager for fungicides.

BASF obtained a supplemental label for Headline from federal regulators in 2009 that includes benefits other than fungal disease control, including better tolerance to hail.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Traveling around the Midwest earlier this month reminded me of the movie, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. There’s a mix of about everything this growing season.


What Bayer is Up To With Wheat


Wheat has taken a back seat to corn and soybeans in recent years.
However, companies are placing more emphasis on wheat these days.

“Wheat is a bastion of potential improvement in yield potential,” says
Mike Deall, vice president of marketing, portfolio management for Bayer Crop
Science. Deall and other Bayer executives gave an update of their wheat
activities at the Commodity Classic earlier this year.

Here are some highlights: