Recently, at Farm Progress Show 2021 at Decatur, Illinois, John Deere showcased their 8RX tractor/planter combination that creates what the company likes to call a “total solution.” Ryan Jardon, marketing manager at John Deere, says the tractor/planter combo was introduced about a year and a half ago, and is the first fixed frame four-track tractor… Read More

John Deere is set to acquire Bear Flag Robotics for US$250 million. The startup develops autonomous driving technology compatible with existing machines. “Deere views autonomy as an important step forward in enabling farmers to leverage their resources strategically to feed the world and create more sustainable and profitable operations,” says Jahmy Hindman, chief technology officer at John Deere. “Bear Flag’s… Read More

Germany-based GeoPard is announcing their integration with the MyJohnDeere operations centre. MyJohnDeere customers can now upload their data into the GeoPard system, where they can do advanced data analysis, compare information to other data sets, and create detailed variable rate application maps for seeding, fertilizing, and spraying. Maps can then be wirelessly sent back to… Read More

John Deere is celebrating 75 years of manufacturing and selling combines with new updates for its 2022 model year S Series combines. Key updates include Automation Activation 4.0 with Generation 4 Machine Sync and AutoPath; new LED lighting packages — the same lights offered on the larger X Series combines; and a factory-installed, flat-tooth comb… Read More

New technology, transmission options, and a 125-horsepower tractor help redefine John Deere’s 5M Series utility tractors for the model year 2022. On the technology side, Deere says integrated AutoTrac guidance will lower ownership costs and help reduce inputs such as fuel, seed, and fertilizer by minimizing overlap in straight line applications such as mowing, tillage, and spraying…. Read More

John Deere is betting that its new model year 2022 planters will appeal to growers wanting to apply high rates of liquid fertilizer while limiting fertilizer refilling stops. Redesigned planters will be part of a factory-installed offering from Deere that integrates the company’s ExactRate technology. The set up monitors and controls the application of liquid fertilizer during… Read More

John Deere’s line-up of Hagie self-propelled sprayers is all new — except for the boom. Deere says its Hagie STS sprayers have been rebuilt from the ground up; however, growers will recognize its signature forward-facing spray boom. Joel Basinger, marketing manager for John Deere, says three new self-propelled  models, STS12, STS16, and STS20, are available with… Read More

John Deere’s new See & Spray Select technology will give farmers the ability to identify weeds, spot spray herbicide, and reduce non-residual, pre-emergent herbicide use by 77 per cent, the company says. Deere officially launched the commercial sale of the technology today during the annual Commodity Classic. It will be available on the company’s 400… Read More

The world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery, Agritechnica, is still slated to take place later this year as planned. The organizer of the biennial show, DLG (German Agricultural Society), expects more than 2,000 exhibitors in Hanover, Germany from November 14 to 20, 2021. An accompanying online platform “Agritechnica digital” will begin in May. “The… Read More

John Deere’s newest combine received high praise from the innovation award judges at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show last week. Normally held in Las Vegas in early January, this year’s version of CES was held virtually. The X Series combine received the top award — the “Best of Innovation” seal — in the robotics category,… Read More

John Deere has announced the acquisition of Harvest Profit, a farm profitability software company based in Fargo, North Dakota. The company, which has focused on helping farmers understand their crop production costs and revenue, was founded by Nick Horob in 2015. “Harvest Profit software helps farmers forecast and measure profitability on a field-by-field basis,” notes… Read More