I have had my GPS testing expanded since I finished in the field, as I pulled the system from my tractor and have sent it to central and southeastern Iowa to test in some different areas. The results have been pretty impressive, as we have seen better than expected cell signal with the system, and a minimal amount of dropouts.

If you would like a chance to see this system run for yourself, come to the Western Iowa No-tillers Field Day! We will have this system set up and running on a tractor for field demonstrations at this event. Below is some info about it – it is a free event, but you must pre-register. You can read the whole article at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2009/may/162001.htm

SHELBY, Iowa — The second Western Iowa No-tillers (WIN) Demonstration Field Day is planned for Tuesday, June 16 near Shelby, Iowa. More than 200 producers and agriculture professionals attended the daylong event in 2008 to learn more about implementing no-till practices. No-till farming practices provide a positive option for southwest Iowa producers who have highly erodible soils in their fields and are dealing with increasing input costs. To accommodate an anticipated larger audience, more equipment displays and increased parking, the 2009 event will be held at the Carstens 1880 Farmstead just south of Shelby, Iowa.