Machinery News

Farm Shops

  • Impact Screwdriver Strikes Again

    07/20/2017 08:16 PM A simple tool that often saves the day.
  • How Data Can Improve Your Fleet Efficiency
    07/17/2017 08:00 AM For some, “data” can be an intimidating term. And the thought of using it for day-to-day decisions seems lofty, impractical or expensive. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of your business, but important that you utilize your full arsenal of tools – data is your ally, not your enemy. Data isn’t just about computer servers and mobile apps. In fact, there is information right at your fingertips that can greatly improve the efficiency of your fleet.
  • An Allen Wrench for Every Need
    07/09/2017 05:58 PM Duplicate tools aren't always duplicates.
  • Better Lubricants Mean Better Risk Management
    07/07/2017 08:00 AM The stakes are simply too high for farmers to gamble with using a bargain-bin diesel engine oil or hydraulic fluid. While we can’t control the weather or the stock market, we are very much in control of how our equipment is maintained. Investing in high-quality lubricants that protect and prolong the life of your equipment should be every bit as important to your overall risk-management plan as having crop insurance.
  • Precision Ag in the 1960s
    07/06/2017 07:43 PM We were "precision" before there was Precision.
  • Nothing Is Indestructible
    07/02/2017 01:17 PM Sometimes we forget how much we abuse equipment.
  • Trends in New Combines?
    06/27/2017 09:04 PM A look at some things I've noticed in new combines.
  • Farm Equipment: Repair or Replace?
    06/27/2017 11:32 AM

    Repair or replace? It can be an agonizing question to ask about farm equipment – especially amid tightened farm budgets.

  • Patience Makes Good Welds
    06/24/2017 10:53 AM You'd think I'd learn, after all these years, to slow down for better welds.

$100 Idea

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What A Day!

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

If you've had one of those days—or caught someone else's on film—we'd love to share it with our readers. Link to the gallery and submit your own What a Day! online.

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  • 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.

  • Heart of Delta Hides Visionary Farmer
    05/22/2017 05:02 AM

    An American farming story: When Mike Wagner spliced a vertical business approach with ultra-conservation, he created one of the most unique agriculture operations in the United States.

Precision Ag

  • How ExactApply Gives Nozzles A 3-Speed Transmission

    06/02/2017 02:28 PM

    Here's a video walk through of the technology.

  • Trimble to Acquire German Precision Ag Company
    05/25/2017 03:36 PM

    Trimble announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the privately held German-based Müller-Elektronik, which specializes in implement control and precision farming products.

  • Crunch Numbers To Find Precision Ag Efficiencies
    05/19/2017 12:14 PM

    What’s the first move in determining if a new technology is worth investing in for your farming operation? Farm Journal field agronomist Ken Ferrie suggests dusting off your calculator.

  • Large or Small, Tech Benefits All
    05/11/2017 08:00 AM

    Rough ground and odd-shaped fields might increase the value

  • Right Mindset Key to Using Successful Farm Management Software
    05/09/2017 02:49 PM

    The benefits of precision agriculture and data management systems are widely agreed upon but the generational gap, in terms of technology adoption, on and off the farm remains a significant barrier to the broad use of these management advancements.

  • 6 Tips For Application Season
    03/16/2017 08:46 AM

    These tips could help with this season and every season ahead. 

  • The Big Picture on Precision Ag
    02/11/2017 01:02 AM

    Veris Technologies Inc. designs, builds and markets sensors and controls for the precision ag industry. Veris President Eric Lund discusses the growing precision ag marketplace, the impact on the industry and offers insight for farmers climbing the agtech learning curve.

  • New Innovations and Technology From John Deere Part 1 2-9 audio
    02/09/2017 06:00 AM In today's show I sit down with Beverly Flores Media Relations Manager with John Deere to talk about some of the new precision ag technology that is on the market today and how they are trying to focus on customers during these challenging times. Part 1 in a 2 Part series.
  • Farm Inventor Goes Digital DIY
    11/29/2016 02:32 PM

    Jim Poyzer is a new breed of innovator connecting digital DIY technology to older equipment.