It’s hard to believe that 2015 was here and is already gone. Seems like yesterday that I was setting up the first planter of the season. We saw many challenges last year, much like we do every year, and at the end of the day Mother Nature still reigns as queen. That’s the only factor that we can’t control. So with today’s corn prices still under $4.00, it’s up to us to make sure that we make the best of our decisions when it comes to precision ag.

2016 is poised to be an exciting year for the Ag Leader® group with their announcement of the InCommand 800 & 1200 displays. The InCommand 1200 is the new flagship display for Ag Leader, replacing the Integra, which has been an excellent tool in the past. The new display takes precision ag to the next level with features like row-by-row data available to the operator in real time without the use of an iPad. This allows the grower to make sure that seed placement is optimal on every row for every variety.  The split run screen will now allow the grower to monitor variety tracking during harvest, showing planting data and harvest data on one screen and real-time yields based on varieties and nutrient programs. Through AgFiniti® Mobile, the grower can wirelessly push the data to an iPad and  walk an area of concern without putting the data into SMS first. This allows for quicker decisions and problem solving for the future. With updated user interfaces and improved ISO features, we are excited to get the InCommand 1200 out in the field for the spring of 2016. Ag Leader also announced that electric planter drives and row-by-row hydraulic downforce control will be available for the field in the spring of 2017.

At SOIL Service, we sell and service the full line of Ag Leader products. These products are used in every aspect of farming on our research farm. We also provide RTK service via our MyWay RTK tower at our warehouse location in Colusa. So no matter what your farming operation calls for, from the latest planter control to steering your 1086, we have the products to fit your farms size and budget. If you would like more information on any of the Ag Leader products, please contact our office. We would love to visit your farm and see how we can help you be more profitable.