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Apr 22 2015

The importance of managing your data and keeping it secure – tips to avoid data loss

April 22nd, 2015|Ag Leader, data management, HTS Ag, Precision Agriculture, SMS, software|0 Comments

With planting season now upon us, it is the time of year to be thinking about the data that you are collecting as you go across the field, as it becomes increasingly important each year to make management decisions from.  I was asked a while back what I thought was the most important data to [...]

Feb 3 2014

Top Five Reasons to Upgrade Technology Instead of Equipment

February 3rd, 2014|Ag Leader, auto steer, automatic shutoffs, autoswath, data management, GPS, HTS Ag, Precision Agriculture, yield monitors|0 Comments

5.  Ease of use Often times we can make a piece of machinery easier to run by implementing technology.  Auto-steer is a great example of this. 4.  Compatibility Some of the older systems in sprayers, combines, and tractors are no longer compatible with today’s computer systems, making it hard or impossible to capture the data [...]

Oct 24 2013

Tablets for Agriculture

October 24th, 2013|Ayrstone, data management, Facebook, Integris Advanced Grain Management, Precision Agriculture|0 Comments

With a slew of new tablets hitting the market this week from Microsoft and Apple, I thought it would be a good time to talk about how this technology can be useful for farmers. I also have to admit that I fell into the hype and got the latest from Microsoft, the Surface Pro 2. [...]

Oct 8 2013

Where did you combine this morning?

October 8th, 2013|Ag Leader, Ayrstone, combine, data management, GPS, HTS Ag, Integra, Precision Agriculture, SMS, software, yield monitors|0 Comments

I haven't had a chance to leave the office yet today, but I already have a map of where the combine ran this morning to get a sample and see how dry the beans are.  No, the combine doesn't run itself (yet).  My uncle is there and ran a couple short passes to get a sample [...]

Apr 9 2013

Technology Tune-Up

April 9th, 2013|Ag Leader, auto steer, automatic shutoffs, autoswath, data management, GPS, HTS Ag, Integra, planter, Precision Agriculture, seedcommand, Training|0 Comments

As you get ready to head back to the field, there are some important things to consider regarding your technology used in the operation for fieldwork, so you can get the most value possible from it.  Often times you could be looking at several months since you have last used your display, so it is [...]

Jul 17 2012

The Truth lies within…the data!

July 17th, 2012|crop inputs, data management, GPS, HTS|0 Comments

In case you haven't caught it in  previous posts, my goal is to use data from my farm to produce a consistant 1-2% increase to my bottom line from the data each year.  Sometimes we turn over big rocks, and find things that make a big difference all at once, but that is not my [...]

Jun 4 2012

I’m done planting, now what can the data do for me?

June 4th, 2012|crop inputs, data management, GPS, HTS|0 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me when I talk to farmers at how many get done planting, turn off their monitor, and never even bother to download the data out of it.  I think at this point I have heard every excuse in the book - "I don't need the data", "it doesn't tell me [...]

Jan 24 2012

Can variable rate planting pay?

January 24th, 2012|crop inputs, data management, GPS, planter, Precision Agriculture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This question has come up a lot to me lately - many farmers are trading planters, and the new one has hydraulic drives on it.  More accurately, the question is "can I do variable rate planting?"  The short answer is yes, but I then follow-up with a return question of what do you want to [...]

Dec 27 2011

How do you make data pay?

December 27th, 2011|data management, software, yield monitors|0 Comments

How do you make data pay?  The data will lead you to management decisions that make a difference to your bottom line. What hybrid should I plant?  That decision is made each year on my farm by looking over the performance of the ones I have planted on each farm.  I run a number of [...]

Aug 25 2009

Data Management

August 25th, 2009|data management, SMS, software|0 Comments

So often we forget about one of the most important things in Precision Ag. Everyone talks about hardware; how much money they can save, how much easier it has made field operations. One of the most powerful tools we have available to us is actually the software. The data that is captured from each pass [...]