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09/26/2017, 09:36AM

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  • Random Harvest TIps and Tricks


    09/21/2017 09:14 PM I may have shared these in the past, but just in case I didn't...
  • Whether To Oil Chains
    09/17/2017 09:03 AM Yes, lubrication will extend roller chain life.
  • How To "Engage" A Combine
    09/14/2017 09:43 PM Here's my opinion in the debate about how to engage separators, feeder houses and other combine components.
  • Don't Imitate Your Neighbors
    09/09/2017 07:53 AM Idle conversation and serious advice have different results.
  • Think About Grease Now Before Harvest
    09/07/2017 07:00 AM The weeks leading up to harvest are the ideal time to think about the equipment maintenance components that may not be top of mind the rest of the season – including what grease you’re planning to use during the busy season. Selecting the correct grease for the different machinery is about two important considerations: application and compatibility.
  • Propane Supply Planning: Don't Wait for Harvest to Take Action
    08/31/2017 07:00 AM It’s no secret that harvest puts strain on the propane supply. Propane distributors plan and prepare to secure consistent propane supplies for all operations during peak periods, and encourage farmers to assess their propane needs during the summer months to help ensure smooth and consistent delivery during harvest. The months leading up to harvest is the ideal time for producers to evaluate their operation’s propane needs and make any necessary changes. Below are some questions to consider befo
  • Bat-tries
    08/30/2017 08:25 PM There comes a time when it's time to give up on a battery.
  • Corn Head Preparation
    08/27/2017 06:51 PM Don't forget the simple stuff when prepping corn heads for harvest.
  • More Bean Platform Prep Tips
    08/23/2017 09:17 PM Ways to make a bean platform work better.

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Have you ever had one of those days? These farmers sure have!

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Irrigation

  • Controlled Drainage Practices Boost Yields, Stem Nutrient Runoff


    09/26/2017 09:05 AM

    Mother Nature always likes to have her own way but farmers can now have more say over how much water stays in or out of their fields, thanks to the use of controlled drainage technology.

    The basic concept with controlled drainage is that a water-control structure attached to traditional tile can be used like a dam in farmers’ fields, says Crop-Tech agronomist Isaac Ferrie.

    When gated with stacked baffles, the structures allow you to release water when you don’t want it in the field, like during planting or harvest, or to hold it back for a crop’s use when rainfall is sc

  • Could AgTech Solve Water Scarcity Issues?
    07/20/2017 07:08 AM

    Testing is underway at Purdue University on a “human-computer collaborative decision-making system.” More simply put – Purdue researchers want to make it easier to make otherwise more complex irrigation decisions.

  • Lindsay Corporation Names New CEO and President
    07/18/2017 08:14 PM

    Timothy Hassinger has been named effective October 16, 2017.  

  • Illinois Water Use Issues Exacerbated by Irrigation
    07/14/2017 07:45 AM

    The demand for water in Illinois is likely to increase up to 50 percent in the coming decades, according to the State Water Survey. Over the past five years, agriculture irrigation in Illinois has increased by 20 percent, equivalent to the use of more than half a million people. Illinois State Water Survey experts say the overall increase in demand for water could range from 20 percent to as high as 50 percent.

  • Moisture Sensors: Time Your Irrigation Right
    07/06/2017 11:41 PM

    Irrigation is a great way to maintain ideal soil moisture throughout the growing season. But it's not a silver bullet. Cory Gilbert, independent crop consultant with On Target Ag Solutions explains why.

     
  • Is High-Tech Subsurface Moisture Monitoring on the Way?
    06/23/2017 09:38 AM

    Purdue University has developed technology that researchers say could be used by farmers in the future to more accurately sense subsurface moisture by measuring the reflections from communication satellite signals.

  • First-Ever Rice Farming Carbon Credits Sold to Microsoft
    06/14/2017 01:56 PM

    For the past four years, the California Air Resources Board, the Environmental Defense Fund and others have been working behind the scenes to develop protocols that allow farmers to offset carbon emissions and get compensated for their efforts. Today, those groups celebrate a critical milestone as the first-ever voluntary carbon credits generated from U.S. rice farmers were sold to Microsoft.

  • Lindsay Expands its Pivot Control Lineup
    06/08/2017 04:30 PM

    FieldNET by Lindsay Corporation is adding a new end-of-pivot controller option, Pivot Control Lite, that company officials say will give users a lot of advanced irrigation management capabilities previously only available in more expensive, complex solutions.

  • Agriculture Beware: Groundwater Future Belongs to SCOTUS
    05/31/2017 05:36 AM

    U.S. agriculture has a tremendous amount of skin at stake in an off-the-radar fight that may impact the future of groundwater regulations at federal, state and private levels.


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