Precision Farming

Review: InCommand 1200 Monitor

Ag Leader’s InCommand 1200

Introduced in late 2015 the InCommand 1200 is Ag Leader’s current flagship display, replacing the Integra. The InCommand 1200 continues the Integra’s legacies of advanced planter control, high-accuracy yield monitoring, precise application control, best-in-class guidance and steering, simple and accurate tile plow operation, and effective data management while adding new capabilities and features. Designed to maximize information availability and decision making the InCommand 1200 features a two-window split screen. Implement information, Universal Terminal ISO screens, and as-applied maps can be viewed and compared side-by-side immediately, on-the-go, in the cab. Continuing the emphasis on data and decision making, the InCommand 1200 has built-in wifi for use with Ag Leader’s AgFiniti Mobile iPad app meaning maps can quickly be taken with you from the field and viewed anywhere at any time. The InCommand 1200 is also designed to provide maximum benefits from Ag Leader’s next generation products including:
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  • Advanced Seed Monitoring
  • SureDrive Electric Planter Drives
  • Row-by-Row Hydraulic Downforce
  • SteerCommand Automated Steering
  • OnTrac 3 Assisted Steering
  • ISOBUS Liquid Product Control
  • Intellislope Tile Plow Control

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To learn more about how the InCommand 1200 can put you In Command of your operation or to learn about options call your local Birkey’s Precision Farming Specialist.

By : Phil Stewart /January 16, 2017 /Agriculture, Birkey's, Precision Farming /0 Comment Read More

AFS Correction Signal Options

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Our goal is to keep customers up-and-running during the season.

One of the easiest ways to increase productivity is to select the best signal for GPS-guided equipment. With the variety of options available today, it is worth the time to research and select a signal that fits your operation. Read the article below, and talk to your local Precision Farming specialist to learn more.


High Accuracy

Birkey’s RTK

Ground Based
<1” Pass to Pass Accuracy
Correction provided via radio

  • Subscription based signal offered by Birkey’s.
  • Individual ground based RTK correction stations broadcast correction for US GPS and Russian Glonass satellites.
  • Best suited to high performance row crop operations requiring high accuracy including planting and strip tillage.
  • Also provides high repeatability year to year.

*Compatible with Trimble displays and Case IH receivers unlocked for high-level correction.

DigiFarm VBN

Ground Based
<1″ Pass to Pass Accuracy
Correction provided via cellular modem

  • Subscription based signal offered by DigiFarm.
  • Uses multiple ground based correction stations to create a virtual RTK base station near the rover.
  • This provides high-level correction for US GPS and Russian Glonass satellites even when the nearest base station is 40 miles away.
  • Best suited to high performance row crop operations requiring high accuracy including planting and strip tillage.
  • Also provides high repeatability year to year.

*Compatible with many different displays and receivers including Trimble, Case IH, and Ag Leader unlocked for high-level correction.

CenterPoint RTX

Satellite Based
1.5” Pass to Pass Accuracy

  • Subscription based signal offered by Trimble Positioning Services.
  • High-level correction for US GPS and Russian Glonass satellites.
  • Best suited to high performance row crop operations requiring high accuracy including planting.

*Only compatible with Trimble FM750, FM1000, and CXN2050 displays, or Case IH 372 receiver unlocked for intermediate-level correction.

TerraStar C

Satellite Based
1.5” Pass to Pass Accuracy

  • Subscription based signal offered by NovAtel.
  • High-level correction for US GPS and Russian Glonass satellites.
  • Best suited to high performance row crop operations requiring high accuracy including planting.

*Compatible with Ag Leader 6500 receivers unlocked for intermediate-level correction.


Medium Accuracy

OmniSTAR HP

Satellite Based
2-4” Pass to Pass Accuracy

  • Subscription based signal offered by Trimble Positioning Services.
  • Intermediate-level correction for US GPS satellites only.
  • Best suited to high performance broadacre seeding, spraying, and harvesting.

*Must have a compatible Trimble or Case IH receiver unlocked for intermediate correction.

OmniSTAR G2

Satellite Based
3-4” Pass to Pass Accuracy

  • Subscription based signal offered by Trimble Positioning Services.
  • Intermediate-level correction for US GPS and Russian Glonass satellites.
  • Best suited to high performance broadacre spraying and tillage.

*Not recommended for operations requiring high accuracy such as planting. 
Only compatible with Trimble FM750, FM1000, and CXN2050 displays, or Case IH 372 receivers unlocked for intermediate-level correction.


Low Accuracy

OmniSTAR XP

Satellite Based
3-4” Pass to Pass Accuracy

  • Subscription based signal offered by Trimble Positioning Services.
  • Intermediate-level correction for US GPS satellites only.
  • Best suited to high performance broadacre spraying and tillage.

*Not recommended for operations requiring high accuracy such as planting. 
Must have a compatible Trimble display or Case IH receiver unlocked for intermediate-level correction.

RangePoint RTX

Satellite Based
<6” Pass to Pass Accuracy

  • Subscription based signal offered by Trimble Positioning Services.
  • Entry level correction which corrects for both US GPS and Russian Glonass satellites.
  • RangePoint is an improvement over WAAS but still best suited to broadacre application and tillage.

*Not recommended for operations requiring high accuracy such as planting.
Only compatible with Trimble FM750, FM1000, and CXN2050 displays, or Case IH 372 receivers.

WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System)

Satellite Based
6-8” Pass to Pass Accuracy

  • Free correction signal provided by the US Government.
  • Originally designed for aviation it is now used extensively in agriculture.
  • WAAS provides correction for US GPS satellites only and does not correct for Russian Glonass satellites.
  • Suggested uses include broadacre application and tillage.

*Not recommended for operations requiring high accuracy such as planting.

By : Phil Stewart /July 07, 2015 /Agriculture, Precision Farming, Tech Tip /0 Comment Read More

How & Why Growers Aim for Precision

Written for Friends & Neighbors of Agriculture

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Invested in Soil

Each spring, the rich, black soil of the Midwest presents a new opportunity. Kids scoop it into Styrofoam cups, plant seeds, and wait for magic to happen on sunny window ledges. Home gardeners till it into furrows and anticipate fresh herbs and vegetables. Landscapers use it to create artistic designs.

While everyone reaps the benefits of fertile soil, no one is more invested in its potential than the men and women who rely on it for their livelihood. Since the 1970s, farmers have more than doubled their feed crop yields. Improved planting equipment is one big reason for this change.  (more…)

By : Birkey's /May 18, 2015 /Agriculture, Case IH, Farm equipment, Planting, Precision Farming, Precision Planting, Press Releases /0 Comment Read More

The Precision Planting Season: Planting

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Planting

Follow our blog to watch our Precision Planting test plot grow. There’s nothing more important than the planting itself; watch it happen in this video.

 

For info about new, Precision Planting-equipped Early Riser planters, click here.

For info about updating current planters with Precision Planter products, click here.

Watch for more videos in this series.

By : Birkey's /May 18, 2015 /Agriculture, Birkey's, Planting, Precision Farming, Precision Planting /0 Comment Read More

Building a Precision Planting Early Riser

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Precision Planting-Ready Case IH Early Risers

Producers considering a Case IH Early Riser® this year have a new option to transform their proven planter into 12, 16 or 24 individual planters – all on the same toolbar, but each equipped to adjust individually to field conditions and predefined prescriptions. 

In this video, Ed Leman, sales representative in Henry, shares about a new partnership that allows customers of Birkey’s to specially equip their Case IH planters with select Precision Planting components.​ (more…)

By : Birkey's /May 05, 2015 /Agriculture, Case IH, Planting, Precision Farming, Precision Planting /0 Comment Read More

Updating Your Current Planter with Precision Planting

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Adding Precision Planting to Your Case IH Planter

Are you the owner of a Case IH 1200 planter and interested in the advantages that Precision Planting has to offer? In this video, Birkey’s sales representative, Ed Leman, shares about how and why a customer might choose to retrofit their planter with Precision Planting components.

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By : Birkey's /May 05, 2015 /Agriculture, Planting, Precision Farming, Precision Planting /0 Comment Read More

All 12 Birkey’s Locations Now Case IH Precision Planting Dealers

Birkey’s Farm Store, Inc. announced this week that all 12 of its agriculture locations have been certified as Case IH Premier Precision Planting dealers.

With this partnership, customers can access the latest planting technology and best row unit through their local dealership. Growers also have the option of selecting any or all Precision Planting components, depending on what they feel will deliver the greatest value to their operation. (more…)

By : Birkey's /April 28, 2015 /Agriculture, Birkey's, Planting, Precision Farming, Precision Planting, Press Releases /0 Comment Read More

Planting Season Reminders from our Precision Farming Team

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Keep these important precision farming tasks in mind before and after the planting season.

Reminder #1

Make sure your GPS is working.

Pull your tractor outside early to make sure you can receive a GPS signal.  If locking on to a correction source is a problem, then check the integrity of the wires running to the GPS antenna or receiver.  If you are using a 252, 262 or 372 receiver make sure the power light is lit on the back of the unit.  Condensation inside the antenna or receiver will also hinder GPS performance.  Remove the unit, and tilt it from side to side to test for water damage.  Please call your local PF specialist if you need assistance starting your GPS system up for the first time. (more…)

By : Birkey's /April 06, 2015 /Agriculture, Birkey's, Planting, Precision Farming /0 Comment Read More