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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 [...]

Mar 25 2015

Auto Steer – Luxury or Valuable Tool?

March 25th, 2015|Ag Leader, auto steer, GPS, HTS Ag, Integra, Precision Agriculture, RTN|0 Comments

On this foggy overcast morning late in March, I'm sure that some of the same thoughts are racing through my mind as what many other farmers are experiencing  - mostly a mile long list of things to get done before planting, and in a flash spring fieldwork will be done and over like every other year.  [...]

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 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 [...]

Sep 11 2013

Wifi in Agriculture

September 11th, 2013|Ag Leader, Ayrstone, Uncategorized|0 Comments

With the recent introduction of Agfiniti (see product info here) from Ag Leader Technology, there have been some doors open into the tech world, allowing for some great technology to cross over into agriculture that we previously have not thought of using on the farm.  One of these technologies is wifi, and being able to [...]

May 13 2013

Tired of down time from not having enough satellites?

May 13th, 2013|Ag Leader, Glonass, GPS, Iowa RTN|0 Comments

I spent some time today working with my new Geosteer on my tractor, and just happened to be looking at the GPS diagnostics screen when it dropped down to 4 available satellites and the PDOP shot to 50! For those of you that aren't familiar with these numbers, we try to have no less than [...]

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 [...]

Dec 31 2012

2012 in review

December 31st, 2012|Ag Leader, HTS, Precision Agriculture|0 Comments

As we close out 2012, I wanted to take a minute to thank each and every one of our customers.  It is because of you that we are here, and we are very excited to continue to serve your precision ag needs in 2013.   We have many exciting new things ahead of us in 2013 [...]

Apr 16 2012

So, just how accurate is that auto steer?

April 16th, 2012|Ag Leader, auto steer, GPS, HTS, Precision Agriculture|0 Comments

So many times I have been asked questions about auto steer - does it really work?  just how accurate is it?  can I get rid of my planter markers?  will it work in the hills?  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I have included one below.  Let me give you a [...]

Jan 12 2012

Why Hydraulic down pressure instead of air?

January 12th, 2012|Ag Leader, Precision Agriculture|0 Comments

If you follow this blog, you probably remember reading a while back that Ag Leader announced the ability to tie into the Dawn Equipment Rfx hydraulic downforce control system.  The big question is, why does that matter? There are several reasons why this system reigns superior to air bags for down force, and I will cover [...]

Jul 19 2010

New Software Platform Announced from Ag Leader

July 19th, 2010|Ag Leader, SMS Mobile PC, software|0 Comments

Ag Leader announced today that their SMS Mobile software will now run on a PC.  Many have asked me if they could get SMS Mobile with a bigger screen, and this is how that is now possible.  This new software release, called SMS Mobile PC, will run on laptops, tablets, and netbooks running Windows XP, [...]

Jul 8 2010

Ag Leader announces New Features

July 8th, 2010|Ag Leader, Edge, Integra, SmartPath|0 Comments

Today Ag Leader released new firmware updates to both the Edge and Integra displays, offering some nice enhancements as well as a few new features.  I will highlight a few of them for you.First up, is the much anticipated SmartPath guidance pattern.  This is a new "drive and guide" pattern, that finally allows us a good [...]