ZimmNews – July 26, 2013

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
The ZimmComm team got a break from the road this week and will be taking some family time next week. That is, except for Jamie Johansen, who will be attending a New Holland media day! But then we get back in the thick of it with trips to the Ag Media Summit, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Cattle Industry Summer Conference, AgCareers conference and more.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What use would you have for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle?” Here are the results:
· Crop analysis 25%
?· Improve nutrient & crop protection efficiency 18%?
· Just for fun! 18%
?· Maximize yields 15%
?· More efficient water use 7%
?· Monitor livestock 8%
?· Other 8%
So what do you think from the looks of the results? Are UAVs the next big technology “trend” for farmers who need to scout fields? Do you prefer to call them UAV’s or drones btw?
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, ” How many ag-related apps do you have?” According to a recent Successful Farming survey, 28% of farmers polled “normally use apps to obtain information on agricultural products and/or services.” Are you one of the 28% and if so, how many different apps to you use? Let us know.
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
Steve Cubbage, Prime Meridian, on new MyAgCentral.com
Cory Winstead, AgriVisor, on AgFanatics podcast development
Chris Maurer, BASF, at Southern Peanut Growers Conference
Dave Scott, GEOSYS, at InfoAg Conference
Sarah Pierce, Monsanto, on China approval of DroughtGard hybrids
Jim Wilson, Ag Gateway, on SPADE project
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