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
To understand how aerial application is viewed by the marketplace, CropLife conducted a survey of its readers, which produced some interesting results.
Aerial application, when used in a systematic approach to crop protection, can deliver prompt, accurate and efficient control of pests and resistant weed species.
In light of the many demands of owning and operating planes, most ag retailers advocate contracting with a local aerial business for aerial application services.
CropLife Contributing Editor Lisa Heacox examines the explosive growth in aerial application in recent years.
Finding the perfect aerial applicator for your operation is as easy as talking to other local growers, checking with associations and researching local companies.
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
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 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
Dealers we talked with felt profitability of the precision ag services they offered ranged from questionable to booming. Gary Myers, YieldEDGE precision at manager at Landmark Services Cooperative, Cottage Grove, WI, points out that historically, the retail ag industry has had a difficult time figuring out how to charge for precision ag services. Sean Nettleton,