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Pinpoint planting with these 4 steps


The stakes have never been higher. Bottom lines have bottomed out, commodity prices appear to have flatlined, and input costs continue to cause cardiac arrest. What you can control, however, is the performance of your planter. Though it is but ...

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Preseason planter repair


Planter design may have transformed, and seed technology may have advanced of late. What hasn’t changed, however, is the paramount necessity for a preseason inspection and maintenance on seeders, insists Kevin Kimberley. Kimberley should know. He has an in-depth relationship ...

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Drones In Agriculture And Hands-On Drone Training

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If you haven’t noticed that Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones, have been impacting the agriculture industry lately, it may be time to crawl out of your winter hibernation. Drones are everywhere in the agricultural landscape and are ...

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IoT-based precision agriculture reduces the guesswork in farming


“Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together”. Steven Valenscin, ...

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Data analysis can uncover hidden farm costs


Farmers hearing a lot about Big Data and how that information will help their farms, often question that conclusion. Those just getting into the tech are pulling a lot of information and sometimes they question what they’ll do with the ...

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Wet weather creates challenges for 2016 harvest


The 2016 growing season was wet with two distinct temperature patterns—hot during early pollination and cooler in August. Most of Iowa had 125% up to 200% of normal rainfall up to Labor Day, and even more after Labor Day. The outlook ...

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Top 10 technologies in precision agriculture

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1. GPS/GNSS It’s hard to tell exactly where the state of precision agriculture today would be without GPS — literally. From virtually the moment agriculture gained access to position locating satellites in the 1990s, operators and manufacturers have found various ...

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9 Tips to ensure your combine doesn’t spread weeds

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Combines can spread Palmer Amaranth and waterhemp as well as other herbicide-rsistant weeds. Here are some tips on stopping the combine from spreading the seeds from the weeds. ​ Steps can be taken to help ensure that herbicide-resistant weed seeds, such as ...

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New High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator Available from John Deere

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To help ag service providers and large-scale producers apply fertilizer and lime to more acres per day during short, busy application seasons, John Deere introduces the F4365 High Capacity Nutrient Applicator. This new machine offers increased capacity with a 330 cubic ...

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Pros& Cons of farm equipment leases


Not that long ago, leasing farm equipment was considered the poor stepchild of acquiring iron. Today, lower farm income and tighter lending requirements have farmers considering leases. If you are looking at leasing, “it’s important that you consider both the ...

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