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This Week in Agribusiness

 
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Key Takeaways:

  • Who's going to any farm shows this winter? 
  • Anyone sell any grain? 
  • Has anyone used Syngenta's AgriEdge System?
  • Who actually understands Carbon Market

 

User Picture Brian Dougherty
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  • Dubuque, IA

The Hands Free Farm Project and the Future of Autonomous Agriculture

 
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Check out the latest Engineering Your Farm podcast where I chat with Jonathan Gill about the Hands Free Farm Project and the future of autonomous agriculture. 86 acres farmed without anyone ever going into the field! 

 

User Picture Paul Carter
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  • Polk County, Iowa

Controlling weeds requires balance and technology helps

 
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Here is a compelling article written by a farmer friend in Wisconsin named Nancy Kavazanjian -- addressed to a non-farmer audience -- to help with public understanding on how growers of today and tomorrow are using innovative tools to control weeds in a way that protects the env…

User Picture Paul Carter
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  • Polk County, Iowa

Bushel Plus combine yield loss checking tool for corn and soybeans?

 
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Does anyone on the TopYield.Ag network have experience with the Bushel Plus yield loss checking tool – for corn or soybeans? The video shows use for small grains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUvLi0M7ayk

This approach uses magnetics to place a pan on your combine that can col…

User Picture Paul Carter
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  • Polk County, Iowa

Cell phone reception reduced "inside" a corn field?

 
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Have you noticed that your cell phone reception is reduced in a corn field?

This 50 second video by Iowa State University researchers explains why -- and a link at the end explains how this phenomenon could be used to measure crop vegetation moisture!

 

User Picture Paul Carter
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  • Polk County, Iowa

Are you intrigued by roots?

 
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How much more could we understand about crop and soil management if we could observe roots as easily and closely as we do the above ground part of our crop plants?

This video shares some insights on how roots of different plants interact with each other...based on greenhouse s…

Tiffany Obrecht-Johnson
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  • Marion County, Indiana

Artificial Intelligence in the Hog Barn?

 
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I saw an article today and it really got me thinking about how far we've come and how far we might go with technology leading innovation in agriculture. The use of AI (different meaning these days) has been touted around for independently operated tractors and equipment, but use…

User Picture Paul Carter
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  • Polk County, Iowa

What are benefits of planter downforce technology in maintaining uniform seeding depth?

 
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A previous post on seeding depth gauge planter adjustments prompted a question on value of planter “active downforce pressure” in maintaining uniform seeding depth. There was an observation that when planting into cover crops growers observed an increase in planter row unit do…

User Picture Paul Carter
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  • Polk County, Iowa

Varying corn seed depth on the go?

 
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This ISU video (see link below) on how to  how to quickly check planter depth settings in the shop has me wondering -- this spring, is anyone on the TopYield network using the newly commercially available units to vary corn seeding seeding depth on the go based on the output fro…