Benefits of Field Rollers for Growing Soybeans

From: AgWeb Journal Harvest is underway, but with that extra time alone to think in the combine, farmers could be thinking about getting a yield advantage come springtime. According to agronomist Missy Bauer, there are two main reasons to consider using a field roller in standing beans. Benefits that could pay off in the fall. ... Read More »

New Tool Instantly Creates Soil Maps at Planting

By: Sonja Begemann When seeds are planted beneath the soil they enter a new world—a world farmers have long tried to understand and perfect. What would you do if you had a window that showed what is going on beneath the ground? This year, Precision Planting is beta testing their new product called SmartFirmer, which ... Read More »

Tips For Sprayers and Floaters In A Busy Season

By: Margy Eckelkamp With spring application season about to kick off, there’s no time like the present to review the fundamentals and learn new ideas for sprayer and floater maintenance. The first step is inspecting the machines for needed repairs. “Pre-season inspections are needed, even if the crew serviced the machine before they put it ... Read More »

Generic or Brand-Name Pesticides?

By: Ben Potter Farmers faced with a fungicide, herbicide or insecticide application have more than one option – particularly as more and more generic inputs enter the market. They typically cost less than their name brand counterparts. But are they really a better deal? Two University of Nebraska crop specialists – Robert Klein and Robert ... Read More »

Equipment Outlook in 2017 “In Better Shape” Than 2016

From: AgWeb Journal The latest Rural Mainstreet Index says 74 percent of bankers still expect equipment sales to decline in 2017. At the National Farm Machinery Show, equipment manufacturers say inventory on dealer lots is in a much better position compared to 2016. ‪”Looking at inventories in general, it’s in better shape,” said Charlie O’Brien, ... Read More »