Category Archive: Planting and Seeding

Why Reliability = Profitability in Farming Today

By Michael Bruno If you’ve ever been ready to get to work in your fields, only to find your equipment wasn’t working, then you know the importance of reliability. There are many time-critical tasks in farming — you have to be ready to go when the time is right, whether that’s getting your crops planted […]

Trimble Launches Photo and Video Contest to Celebrate Successful Farmers Around the World

For today’s most successful farmers, it’s not about working harder. The secret lies in discovering new ways to make your overall farm operations more intelligent…and it’s happening on farms around the world every day. Trimble wants to honor these efforts and celebrate empowered farmers everywhere who are embracing precision ag innovations in exciting new ways […]

Ag Innovation Leaders Explore New Ways to Expand Digital Frontiers of Smart Farming 

Top global ag leaders and innovators will gather in London this month to uncover new ways of leveraging technology to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing the food system today. The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, which takes place in London October 15-16, is expected to draw over 500 global agribusiness leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, […]

Soil Sampling Secrets: How to Get in the Zone

The proliferation of precision ag practices is pushing more and more growers to begin soil testing – and those who already are, to ramp up their efforts. A common question they encounter: Which is better, grid sampling or zone? There are pros and cons to each, which we’ve outlined below. In the end, a soil […]

Simple Ways to Leverage Cost-of-Production Data to Drive Farm Profits

Farming, more than many other industries or career paths, can engender strong emotional ties — to the land, to a family legacy, to a strong work ethic, and to an experience of community. This sense of mission or purpose is what draws many people into the agriculture industry. And for those born into it, farming […]

Leverage the USDA’s Market Facilitation Program to Drive Farm Profits

Farming is challenging. Maintaining a healthy bottom line is no small feat, especially while planning for a crop, securing inputs at a good price, and juggling field work around unpredictable weather. That’s why today’s most successful farmers are multi-talented entrepreneurs who have learned the value of being prepared and acting quickly to leverage in-season opportunities; thus, maximizing productivity and profitability.

Harness the Power of Satellite Imagery This Crop Season

Wouldn’t it be great if farmers could have an ‘eye in the sky’ that would monitor the health of their crops throughout the growing season? If everything looks good, they can enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that their chance of hitting the year’s yield goals is promising. If problems are revealed, they have […]

Why Farmers Should Care About Clean Yield Data

Why should farmers care about clean yield data? This is a question many farmers are asking, and Devon Liss is ready with an answer. The Trimble Product Development Manager has been immersed in the world of ag technology for 14 years now, with a clear focus of finding new ways to help farmers grow profitable […]

In Crop Scouting, Timing is Everything

Crop scouting may just be one of the most important investments in risk management a farmer can make. It’s also one that can pay off — quite significantly. There was a time when, after seeding, farmers would come back to their fields to spray and then often not return until it was time to combine. […]

Turn Weather Data into Profitable In-Season Decisions

You can’t fight Mother Nature. But with the right weather and precipitation data flowing directly into your farm management software, maybe you don’t have to. Whether you have too little or too much, water plays a key role in determining the success of each crop year. Farmers today need a tool that helps them walk […]