The Importance of Proper Downforce Pressure at Planting

During spring planting, there are many things to keep in mind, and often it’s hard to prioritize. I like to tell people to stick to the basics, which includes proper soil conditions, trash control and correct seeding depth – these form the founda …

Steering for Yield, Comfort in the Field

The return on investment of GPS automated steering systems is almost never argued anymore. GPS technology has been proven to reduce overlap, resulting in fuel savings and productivity gains that farms of all sizes can appreciate. However, in my experie …

A Window into your planter

Everyone knows planting an ideal seed placement is key to ROI and you are losing big money per acre by not placing seed properly. Several factors come into play to sap spacing quality and singulation but how are you to truly know how your planter is pe …

InCommand 1200: A window into your planter, part II

In the second installment of this blog I will share specific examples where InCommand identified issues that could cost yield. It’s all pretty common knowledge that proper seed spacing and uniform emergence equates to more bushels in the bin but how do …

We Are Ag Leader – Rick Applegate

Our dedicated dealer network is the backbone of our company. Take a second to meet some of the local precision experts across the country, and around the world.  What is your name, position, dealership & location: Rick Applegate, Owner, Precis …

Class Offerings so you can Make the Most of your SMS software

Ag Leader is proud to announce SMS™ software training dates at our world-class training facility in Ames, Iowa. Come join us to make the most of your software and your data! Our SMS Software customers know this data can be used to make their oper …

Nervous about New Year’s Resolutions? Let SeedCommand help!

In 2018, only 8% of people are expected to actually keep their New Year’s resolution. Here at Ag Leader, we take goal setting very seriously, and we’re saying, “Challenge accepted.” We have a fail-proof way of achieving the top …

Happy Holidays from Ag Leader!

Warm Holiday wishes to you and your family from Ag Leader! Please enjoy this special time spent with loved ones and we’ll be back to kick off a prosperous new year on January 2nd. Ag Leader will be closed from December 23, 2017, until January 2, 2018. …

2017: A Year in Review

2017 marked a special year for Ag Leader, we celebrated our 25th anniversary by having a week-long celebration in Ames, Iowa and further advanced agriculture through our precision ag product efforts and support. Additionally, 2017 was also Soil-Max …

New SeedCommand Enhancements for Smooth Planting Operation

Released today, version 3.0 for InCommand brings some convenient new features that allow for the best planting performance this spring. Planter Performance Split Screen for All Crop Types The planter performance split screen is now available for a …