Back in March, the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft or German Agricultural Society) Committee for Work Management and Process Technology convened at Fendt in Marktoberdorf, Germany. Attendees took advantage of the opportunity to discuss current issues in the field of electronics in agricultural equipment with Fendt experts.
Dr. Bernhard Schmitz from Fendt Product Marketing and responsible for the area of electronics, gave the guests a detailed presentation of the new electronics concept, the Fendt Variotronic. He pointed out that a neutral test performed by the trade magazine top agrar has proven that the new electronics concept and, in particular, the VarioGuide automatic steering system live up to the typically high Fendt standards.
In his lecture “Experience Variotronic”, Rainer Vogt from the Fendt Sales Promotion team focused on the user-friendly menus together with the flat menu structure and practical touch technology. The flat menu hierarchy is evident in the small number of terminal pages, despite a greater number of functions. In the Fendt Variotronic, the tractor controls, ISO bus implement control, VarioGuide automatic steering and VarioDoc documentation have been consolidated in the terminal and can all be operated using the same operating logic.
Rainer Hofmann, Head of Fendt Electronics Development, gave a lecture in his function as Chairman of the AEF, an international, manufacturer-independent platform for electronics in agricultural equipment. Dr. Heribert Reiter, Managing Director Research and Development, reported about current issues at Fendt and made clear that compliance with legal emissions standards is a great challenge for the entire industry and demands a good deal of time and money. Roland Schmidt, Fendt Marketing Director, presented the Fendt product portfolio in detail and focused on the topic of efficiency.
The DLG committee for Work Management and Process Technology, comprised of practicing farmers and representatives from science, consultation services and industry, meets twice a year to discuss current issues in business management.
If you had a day to meet with the top experts at Fendt, what would you want to talk about?
AGCO’s AGCOMMAND is a leading edge telemetry-based data recording tool that helps users optimize fleet performance, monitor operating costs and generate reports. Utilizing this data helps users manage uptime efficiency, maximize productivity and increase profitability. Terry Schmidt from Cenex Harvest States gives a testimony on how AGCO’s AGCOMMAND telemetry system has helped him improve his operation.
Terry says “technology is your friend – don’t resist it”. What do you think about machine management technology?
The most up-to-date precision farming tools can enable you to increase returns by varying the rates at which inputs — such as fertilizer, pesticides and seed — are applied to match the yield potential of specific parts of individual fields. This means that with crop nutrients and chemical inputs, they are being applied where they are required and at a rate that will be effective in deficient or problem areas. These tools also gather extremely useful and accurate data, allowing quick and clear analysis to enable informed management decisions to be made. Take a look at the video below for more information.
Visit www.agcotechnologies.com to find out more about what AGCO has to offer in precision ag. Are you looking into incorporating precision ag into your operation? If so, how?
+ Over 12,000 attendees from over 60 countries visited AG CONNECT Expo and the co-located American Farm Bureau Federation
+ 382 exhibitors spanning 174,500 net square feet of exhibit space, including the AFBF Tradeshow Pavilion
+ Quality education presented by industry experts in over 39 sessions
The AGCO booth was an interactive experience where you could learn about the latest in Advanced Technology Solutions, AGCO SISU POWER Engines and e3 technology. If you missed the show, there is no need to worry! You can view photos from AG CONNECT on our Facebook page and see videos on our YouTube channel. Check out the video below from the AGCO Advanced Technology Solutions booth at AG CONNECT. The next AG CONNECT Expo is scheduled for January 2013 in Orlando.
Were you at the show? What did you think about AG CONNECT Expo 2011?
In the future, autonomous machinery will allow professional farmers to reduce labor costs, increase the speed of their seasonal operations and manage their assets more effectively. Take a look at the video below:
See more videos on our YouTube playlist that highlight some of the AGCO activities at AG CONNECT Expo 2011 that is ending today in Atlanta.
What do you think are the advantages of Autonomous Farming? When do you think we will actually be able to commercially implement it?