Equipment & Supplies en 5 Agriculture stories to read, Dec. 12, 2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five agriculture stories to read this week includes cover crop benefits and maintenance tips for your combine before it's put away for the winter. Read about and watch a recent debate over GMOs, where the pro-GMO side takes a win. Hear a corn and soybean price outlook from Iowa State ag economist Chad Hart. And, for a little fun, check out some funny farming memes on Facebook!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Equipment Marketing cover crops GMO Combines Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:43:00 +0000 94941 at Avoid farm accidents <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University agricultural educators say.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Equipment Soybeans corn harvest soybean harvest Farm Equipment Management Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:51:00 +0000 93931 at Saving fuel for top profit <div class="field-byline"> Source </div> <div class="field-deck"> A few changes in machinery management can offer bigger fuel savings. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rising diesel prices have made tackling fuel economy more important than ever. Given how much you spend on fuel each year, even a small change in fuel usage can mean boost your profit. For example, using using a low-viscosity oil can boost fuel economy, but that's the just one of several management tactics you can use to boost profits in spring and fall.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chevron Farm Equipment Management Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:46:00 +0000 93721 at New sprayer calibration calculator app available <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The University of Illinois Extension has released a new smartphone app called Sprayer Calibration Calculator. The app will assist applicators with calculations used when setting up and calibrating a sprayer. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Chemicals Electronics and digital equipment Sprayers Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:12:00 +0000 93211 at Building Trust: The Key to Working With Your Custom Applicator <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Given the cost of inputs, and their importance in protecting yield, farmers want to feel confident that their applications are being properly made. Top professional applicators say building trust with their customers is the key to a successful relationship.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AGCO Sprayers Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:39:00 +0000 92661 at 3 Tips to help maintain your farm tires <div class="field-byline"> Source: Michelin </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>With spring planting in full swing, farmers are encouraged to properly maintain their ag tires to promote optimal equipment and crop performance in the field. James Crouch, farm segment marketing manager for Michelin North America, says having the right tire pressure and sufficient tread are the most important considerations. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Farm Equipment Thu, 15 May 2014 18:28:00 +0000 90971 at Check spray drift insurance <div class="field-deck"> Your policy may be lacking, even for custom application. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>"Insurance companies often have a pollution exclusion that they claim eliminates general liability and umbrella coverage for spray drift," warns Jean Sieler, Robison, Curphey & O'Connell, LLC. "Even if the policy covers drift via a specific rider, typically with a specific coverage limit, it may be an 'eroding' rider that allows them to deduct their legal costs."</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Chemicals Agrochemicals Insurance Sprayers Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:45:00 +0000 88191 at 40-foot corn head tackles 15-inch rows for faster corn harvest <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Frank Howey’s grain carts can’t keep up with his new 40-foot-wide head harvesting 15-inch corn rows. The head is the first of its kind.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment corn harvest Implements Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:17:00 +0000 88161 at 6 Tips for Properly Adjusting Tillage Implements <div class="field-byline"> Source: AGCO </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>No matter what your tillage goal is – residue management, seedbed preparation or preparing for the next crop in a rotation – a properly adjusted and properly used tillage implement will result in fewer trips to the field, better management of the quality and performance of the next crop, and hopefully lower potential erosion. Tillage experts from Sunflower, offer some advice for preparing and setting disc harrows before going to the field this fall. These tips apply regardless of the brand of disc harrow you’re working with.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tillage Tillage Tillage equipment Sat, 28 Sep 2013 00:05:00 +0000 84982 at 2014 Yamaha Viking SxS <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Yamaha introduced it's new side-by-side vehicle, the 2014 Viking. Travis Hollins, ATV and SxS product planning manager for Yamaha, talks about the new cab features, including three-passenger seating, as well as the utility functions of the new SxS. Hollins also talks about the engine position of the new Viking model, as well as its offroad capabilities, including the On-Command system and Ultramatic transmission.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Farm Equipment Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:36:00 +0000 84222 at