Author Archives: Lisa Heacox

About Lisa Heacox

Heacox is a Contributing Editor for the CropLife Media Group, which includes CropLife and CropLife IRON magazines, and the PrecisionAg Special Reports.

Tanks Still Shining

Though worries about the impact of the drought are the topic of many conversations in ag, tank makers we talked with say they are not overly concerned. First off, many growers have crop insurance that will cover their losses. And, in fact, some farmers are seeing “phenomenal successes” with yields, reports Sid Lockhart, marketing manager

4 Big Barriers To Precision Ag Adoption

Dealers see a number of barriers to the expansion and growth of precision agriculture. But according to CropLife’s 2012 Precision Ag survey, these four obstacles are the biggest: 1. Training. The largest barrier is training, not just in data management, says Brent Wiesenburger, precision ag manager at South Dakota Wheat Growers Association, Aberdeen, SD. “From

Dealing In Precision Ag Equipment

Many retailers have become dealers for all manner of precision equipment, creating an exciting yet potentially challenging profit center. For instance, Sean Nettleton, technology & information management specialist with Wabash Valley Service Co., Grayville, IL says autosteer has become a big part of his company’s market, and growers are looking for a dealer who is

Growers Weigh In On Variable-Rate

Growers have many training opportunities across the country, but CropLife was able to get rare insight into one event, thanks to Brent Wiesenburger, precision ag manager at South Dakota Wheat Growers Association, Aberdeen, SD. He was part of the team that organized the regional Precision Ag Conference, put on by the South Dakota’s Brown County