According to an iGrow news release, John Deere and Company will participate in the 2014 “Western Corn Belt Precision Ag Conference” held March 18-19, 2014 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, an event that will feature a variety of presenters and exhibits related to the latest in precision agriculture.
Participating companies will make their latest precision planting technologies available for inspection at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, giving attendees an up-close look at recent agricultural technology innovation. Deere is expected to exhibit their newly unveiled ExactEmerge planting system that has the capability to accurately deliver seeds to the trench at up to 10 mph. In addition to display exhibits, multiple South Dakota State University precision research scientists and SDSU Extension specialists will present updates for planting, pest control, and drainage for the 2014 growing season.
Precision agriculture is becoming the norm on South Dakota farms, as producers are using technology to increase yields and dollars on the farm and this trend isn’t expected to slow down, according to Gregg Carlson, Professor of Plant Science at South Dakota State University, in an Ag Professional article. Carlson adds, "Bottomline, precision agriculture is the way we farm today and are going to farm into the future. It's the way we'll farm because it makes us money. What we call precision agriculture today will become conventional farming in the near future."
The two-day event will benefit agriculture producers and the general public, offering valuable information about the latest developments and technologies that lead to the best possible yields.