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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

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

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

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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Fully autonomous vehicles -the new word in agriculture

Learning to drive is a rite of passage. Hands carefully positioned at 10 and 2, remember how it was both exciting and terrifying as you took the wheel for the first time? If you were a farm kid, chances are ...

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New mid-range tractors launched

There’s a move underway at Massey Ferguson to update and upgrade the tractor line. The company already started its launch of a new global tractor series – with the 4700 – which offers a range of interesting updates. And the ...

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Equipment dealerships serving farmers

Recently, Van Wall Equipment and Schenkelberg Implement announced they have finalized an agreement for John Deere locations in Carroll, Denison, Onawa and Sac City to come together with the rest of the Van Wall organization. Going forward, the four locations ...

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5 tips on caring for your equipment in winter

John Deere offers the following tips for ensuring you’ll be ready for the first mow of 2016: Clean your machines Before storingaa your equipment, give your machines a good wash to remove any buildup or debris, which can be damaging if ...

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Smart combine at work

Think you can outsmart a combine? Five to 10 years ago it wasn’t a competition. An experienced operator would know just when to slow down, speed up, reduce rotor speed, open up the concave and adjust the auger on the ...

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