Equipment http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en No-till corn yield secrets http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/no-till-corn-yield-secrets <div class="field-deck"> Great genetics, soil and fertility are important, but a fine-tuned planter is a must for record yields. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Every winter, as he finalizes seed, fertility and pest management programs for the following spring, David Wolfskill takes to his shop to perform a task that’s equally critical for top corn yields. He strips his planter down to the frame and rebuilds it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/no-till-corn-yield-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/no-till-corn-yield-secrets#comments Corn Equipment Tillage corn production No Till Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:26:00 +0000 88521 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>David&nbsp;Wolfskill tears down and rebuilds his planter every winter to make sure it operates at its best. He&rsquo;s added spiked row cleaners and spiked closing wheels with square-link drag chains to boost its no-till performance.</p> Photo: Wolfskill family 6 tips for managing stored grain this winter http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/6-tips-managing-stored-grain-winter <div class="field-byline"> Source: DuPont Pioneer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It’s important to remember to monitor stored grain this winter. Bin checks should be done every two weeks, say DuPont Pioneer experts. This will allow the chance to catch problems before spoilage occurs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/6-tips-managing-stored-grain-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/6-tips-managing-stored-grain-winter#comments Equipment Bins Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:11:00 +0000 88041 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 40-foot corn head tackles 15-inch rows for faster corn harvest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/40-foot-corn-head-tackles-15-inch-rows-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/40-foot-corn-head-tackles-15-inch-rows-faster-corn-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/40-foot-corn-head-tackles-15-inch-rows-faster-corn-harvest#comments Equipment corn harvest Implements Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:17:00 +0000 88161 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2013 Custom rate adjustments http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2013-custom-rate-adjustments <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>An increased number of farm operators are now providing some type of custom work to other farmers during the growing season. Many times, the farmers involved in custom work arrangements wonder what a fair custom rate is for the various faming practices that were performed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2013-custom-rate-adjustments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2013-custom-rate-adjustments#comments Equipment Crops Focus on Ag Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:24:00 +0000 87331 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips for winterizing propane-powered grain dryers, irrigation engines http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/tips-winterizing-propane-powered-grain-dryers-irrigation-engines <div class="field-byline"> Source: Propane Education &amp; Research Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly 40% of farms in the U.S. use propane to run pumps and engines, heat buildings and dry and process corn and soybeans. With harvest coming to a close, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) offers a list of tips for preparing your propane equipment for winter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/tips-winterizing-propane-powered-grain-dryers-irrigation-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/tips-winterizing-propane-powered-grain-dryers-irrigation-engines#comments Equipment Dryers Sat, 23 Nov 2013 01:40:00 +0000 87141 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Avoid grain bin accidents; take safety precautions http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/avoid-grain-bin-accidents-take-safety-precautions <div class="field-byline"> Source: Syngenta </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Inside a grain storage bin, flowing grain can engulf a grown man in just 20 seconds. That fact alone helps explain why every year, people are hurt – and some killed – in grain bin accidents. Avoiding grain bin entrapment requires awareness of the dangers, as well as training and clear safety procedures to follow in case of emergency.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/avoid-grain-bin-accidents-take-safety-precautions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/avoid-grain-bin-accidents-take-safety-precautions#comments Equipment Bins Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:25:00 +0000 86541 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Syngenta 4 tips for keeping stored grain in top shape http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/4-tips-keeping-stored-grain-top-shape <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Anytime growers decide to put corn into storage, and especially when they plan to store it for several months, they need to manage the grain properly to keep it from spoiling. That includes drying corn to a safer moisture level when it comes out of the field and then properly cleaning, loading, aerating and monitoring it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/4-tips-keeping-stored-grain-top-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/4-tips-keeping-stored-grain-top-shape#comments Corn Equipment corn harvest Bins Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:26:00 +0000 86062 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Susan Winsor Drying cost vs. harvest loss http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/drying-cost-vs-harvest-loss <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Sam McNeill, Extension specialist, University of Kentucky, talks about the harvest situation in 2013. McNeill addresses corn and soybean harvest loss implications of field drydown versus harvesting earlier and using a grain dryer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/drying-cost-vs-harvest-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/drying-cost-vs-harvest-loss#comments Equipment Dryers Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:04:00 +0000 84522 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2014 Yamaha Viking SxS http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/2014-yamaha-viking-sxs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/2014-yamaha-viking-sxs#comments Equipment Farm Equipment Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:36:00 +0000 84222 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Mobile website offers tire pressure calculator for farm vehicles http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/mobile-website-offers-tire-pressure-calculator-farm-vehicles <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>With corn and soybean harvest around the corner, it's time to start prepping equipment. One place to start is having the tires on farm equipment inflated to a proper psi. Lucky for you, there's a new mobile website that can help with that.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/lets-get-digital">Let&#039;s Get Digital</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/mobile-website-offers-tire-pressure-calculator-farm-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/mobile-website-offers-tire-pressure-calculator-farm-vehicles#comments Equipment Electronics and digital equipment Let&#039;s Get Digital Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:12:00 +0000 84102 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com