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Trimble partners with unmanned aircraft system manufacturer

Trimble announced that it is partnering with leading unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturer Multirotor service-drone, GmbH. The collaboration will allow Trimble to expand its existing UAS portfolio to provide its customers with additional solutions to choose from based on their aerial imaging project needs.

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AgDNA bringing automated precision insights to smartphones

AgDNA was launched in Australia in 2013 with the goal of putting vital information into the hands of growers, contractors, agronomists and equipment dealers worldwide with the help of powerful data analytics. Since late 2014, AgDNA has been working with farmers, crop producers and farm equipment dealers to develop and fine tune new mobile-based farming methodologies.

Crop Fertility

Human health depends on soil fertility

Plants play an important role in concentrating nutrients that are sparse in soils. They do this for many nutrient elements important to living organisms, including nitrogen (N), sulfur (S), phosphorus (P), potassium (K),
selenium (Se), iodine (I), zinc (Zn), and boron. Most plant nutrients are human nutrients too.

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The planting date conundrum for corn

Conventional wisdom says that the prime planting window to maximize corn yields in much of Indiana opens about April 20 and closes about May 10. This “window” typically opens about one week later across the northern tier of Indiana counties (later warmup) and about one week earlier across the southern tier of Indiana counties (earlier warmup).

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Scientists have created new variety of low-allergenic soybean

A decade-long effort by University of Arizona scientists Monica Schmidt and Eliot Herman and University of Illinois scientist Theodore Hymowitz has yielded a new soybean with significantly reduced levels of three key proteins responsible for both its allergenic and anti-nutritional effects. The work is described in a paper published online in the journal Plant Breeding.

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Topcon’s GNSS network expands to Latin America

Topcon Positioning Group announceD the expansion of the TopNETlive GNSS reference station network into Latin America. In conjunction with hosting partners, new service will be provided in Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Colombia and Panama.

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Kimberly-Clark to use wheat straw in paper products

Kimberly-Clark Professional announced the launch of GreenHarvest products, a new offering that incorporates rapidly renewable plant-based fiber, such as wheat straw and bamboo, into Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products.

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Soybean starter applications show promise

As producers strive to increase soybean yields, research into many high yield strategies have shown promise. One of those strategies is utilizing starter fertilizer applications, according to Nutra-Flo Company.

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