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Use Data to Make ’09 Purchasing Decisions

April 14, 2009

Cotton growers want varieties that are proven performers, and university Official Variety Trials (OVTs) provide reliable third-party data to help them select top-performing cottonseed in their area. The 2008 OVT data shows several Stoneville cotton varieties yielding at or near

Equipment

Topcon Tierra Gets Tabbed by AGCO Corporation

March 24, 2009

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) announced its remote asset management solution, Topcon Tierra, has been selected by AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, as its sole global advanced telematics provider. AGCO will market the technology under the

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Deere’s Module-Building Picker Available in ’09

March 13, 2009

The long anticipated announcement that John Deere’s model 7760 on-the-go, module-building cotton picker will be commercially available in ‘09 came at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio. The new picker builds unique 8’x7½’ plastic-wrapped round modules. Case IH’s version

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Raven Introduces Two New Planter Section Controls

March 11, 2009

Raven has introduced two automatic planter section control systems – AccuRow and SmartRow. Both systems improve your bottom line during planting season and at harvest, eliminating costly overlaps and skips while ensuring accuracy to maximize yields. Raven’s CANbus technology and

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New Innovations Could Give Growers Bigger Bottom Lines in 2007

March 5, 2009

With the 2006 growing season in the past and the 2007 harvest almost a year away, cotton farmers wind down from another production cycle. As they think about this year’s crop, they consider what could have been done differently, perhaps

Equipment

From HAL To PDA

March 4, 2009

The movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” introduced us to a talking computer named HAL. If you saw the movie, you know HAL was not very user friendly. Plus, it’s doubtful that HAL could fit on the back of a module

The National Ag Technology Event InfoAg Is Back

February 26, 2009

With today’s emphasis on crops for biofuels, and the potential for significant financial returns for improving yields and increasing efficiency, progressive growers are more open-minded to techniques and technologies in precision agriculture. And that’s making this year particularly interesting as

Soil Testing Staves Off Problems

February 11, 2009

Liebig’s “Law of the Minimum” principle was developed in the 19th century by German agricultural scientist Justus von Liebig; the thesis is that if one essential plant nutrient is deficient, plant health and growth will be poor, even if all

Technology In Europe: AgriTechnica Perspectives

November 29, 2007

AgriTechnica is a monstrous agriculture trade event in Germany that, every other year in November, focuses on production agriculture. A couple of friends of PrecisionAg eNews were in attendance at the show, and I asked them to be quasi-correspondents and

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Crop Inputs

Increase Irrigation Efficiency – and Profit – with LEPA System

August 7, 2014

A recent AgriLife Research study showed that growers who were not utilizing LEPA sprinkler systems in their irrigation program could be losing up to $100 per acre in yield.

Crop Inputs

New Cotton Webcasts Focus on Irrigation and Foliar Disease Management

July 18, 2014

Two new webcasts focusing on crop protection and irrigation management have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.

Cotton Production

UAVs Could Be Game Changers for Growers and Consultants

June 2, 2014

There’s an increasing buzz in the air as the number of potential commercial uses for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles continues to grow.

Cotton Production

Get the Buzz on UAVs at Delta AgTech Symposium July 7-8

May 15, 2014

If you want to know how UAVs could impact your farming operation or business, check out the Delta AgTech Symposium: Advancing UAVs in Agriculture July 7-8 in Memphis, TN.

Cotton Production

John Deere Introduces New Module-Building CS690 Cotton Stripper

April 7, 2014

Innovative design speeds harvest, reduces labor and downtime, protects yields and increases operator comfort.

Cotton Production

New Broadcast Spray-Hoods Help Reduce Drift, Improve Coverage

March 28, 2014

A new line of broadcast spray-hoods will offer growers greater drift control while also improving the spray coverage and efficacy of the chemicals being applied.

Cotton Production

Protect Your Profits: Revolutionary Harvesters Could Save You Money

January 8, 2014

As 2014 begins, it’s clear that cotton growers will be looking for cost-cutting efficiencies to help them remain productive and profitable, regardless of acreage and/or market prices. Our Cotton Grower editors recently outlined five topics to help growers protect their

Cotton Production

Protect Your Profits: Save Money and Time with Remote Management Irrigation

January 3, 2014

As 2014 begins, it’s clear that cotton growers will be looking for cost-cutting efficiencies to help them remain productive and profitable, regardless of acreage and/or market prices. Our Cotton Grower editors recently outlined five topics to help growers protect their

Crop Inputs

AGCO Launches New Customer Support Service

January 2, 2014

AGCO has established the Fuse Contact Center, a new customer support resource to assist customers with setup, calibration and operation of AGCO precision agriculture and machine communication technology products. In North America, customers can reach the Fuse Contact Center by

Cotton Production

Valley Irrigation Offers New Cable Theft Deterrent Product

December 30, 2013

Valley Irrigation is adding the innovative Proof Positive Span Cable to its line of cable theft deterrent products. Copper theft is a global epidemic, and agricultural irrigation equipment is particularly vulnerable to copper theft. Thieves often grab long spans of

Cotton Production

Handle Round Modules With Care

September 6, 2013

On-board module builders have been a boon to cotton producers in terms of time, cost savings and efficiency. And as much as the equipment has impacted harvest time in the field, its quick adoption by growers has also led to