Author Archives: Paul Schrimpf

About Paul Schrimpf

Schrimpf is the Group Editor for the CropLife Media Group at Meister Media Worldwide, with full editorial responsibility for CropLife, CropLife IRON, Cotton Grower and PrecisionAg Special Reports.

South Dakota Wheat Growers: Making Connections

Precision programs can only stretch as far as their own limitations, and retail cooperative South Dakota Wheat Growers (SDWG) is creating a program that pushes those limiting factors beyond their grower-customers’ expectations. It starts with a program that fits agronomically with a wide swath of its customers, and breaks barriers by utilizing the flexibility and

Monsanto Set To Launch IFS

At the 2012 Farm Progress Show in August, Monsanto shared details on its plan to provide planting and hybrid recommendations for purchasers of its seed products through its Integrated Farming Services (IFS) precision agronomy effort. Through IFS, Monsanto is planning to leverage its knowledge of its own germplasm and biotech traits, along with its own

Technology In Agriculture: The Other 80%

This summer, myself and a group of editorial types attended a technology event hosted by John Deere. Getting invited to an event like this is not a big deal. In fact, this summer has been one of the busiest “special invitation” periods we’ve ever had, and speaks to the remarkably long bull market we’ve been

U.S. Agriculture: Questions Abound

You can ask my loving and tolerant wife and she’ll tell you … it’s been a summer of travel like I haven’t experienced in some time. And as I write this, I’m devising my plan of attack for the big monster summer farm event, the Farm Progress Show. Ag companies are sending out invitations to

Monsanto’s Big Move

Way back in the dark ages of modern technology — September 2009, to be precise — I wrote a blog post on the PrecisionAg Network, my humble technology kingdom, from a hotel room in central Illinois. Back late from a long, hot day walking the grounds of the Farm Progress Show, I whipped up a

Precision Outtakes

When Lisa Heacox, a frequent contributor to CropLife® magazine and author of this issue’s State of Precision report, emailed us that the overarching topic of discussion was focused on data, it didn’t come as a surprise. Improving data management/compatibility has been a running theme for some time, but the drumbeat is getting louder. With improving

The World Of Precision Agriculture

It’s time once again for U.S. agriculture to welcome the world’s most prominent site-specific ag thinkers and researchers for four days of learning and interaction. The International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) is hosting the 11th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA) to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis July 15-18. After a

Application Revisited

At the Commodity Classic meeting in Nashville, TN, I got to see an old friend of CropLife® magazine, Dr. Robert Wolf. Dr. Worf has been toiling away for years doing research on the best products and practices for mitigating spray drift. It’s certainly not the most scintillating topic we cover in the pages of this

Soil Test System Is A Game Changer

Precision technology has revolutionized practices throughout agriculture, from field guidance to application to planting. But while electronic connectivity and overnight delivery improved the soil testing process, there hasn’t been a major challenge to the way soil tests have been conducted since the proliferation of the dry test in the late 1980s. A young company called