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Iowa Harvest: Fire Prevention, Management Tips in Dry Fields

Iowa Harvest: Fire Prevention, Management Tips in Dry Fields

πŸ‘€By Mark Hanna and Clarke McGrath, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 14, 2017

It’s always difficult to forecast weather, but if dry field conditions persist, potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area, or an overheated bearing

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Michigan Soybeans: Multiple Equipment Adjustments to Reduce Harvest Losses

Michigan Soybeans: Multiple Equipment Adjustments to Reduce Harvest Losses

πŸ‘€By Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Average soybean harvest losses range from one to two bushels per acre under normal conditions. However, harvest losses can increase significantly when harvesting tall, lodged plants or short, drought-stressed plants. Due to the variable distribution of precipitation across the state

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Nebraska: Time to Evaluate Your Irrigation System

Nebraska: Time to Evaluate Your Irrigation System

πŸ‘€By Steve Melvin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Irrigation Specialist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

By this time of year, everyone is ready to be done irrigating; however, now is the perfect time to evaluate your irrigation equipment and the crop it irrigated to see what needs to be fixed or improved before the start

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Grain Harvest: Yield Monitor Calibration – Garbage In, Garbage Out

Grain Harvest: Yield Monitor Calibration – Garbage In, Garbage Out

πŸ‘€By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Understand this one simple fact about grain yield monitors: They do not measure grain yield. How’s that for an opening statement? What I want you to understand is that yield monitors ESTIMATE yield by converting electrical signals received from a

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Winter Brings Higher Carbon Monoxide Risk for Farmers, Says Specialist

Winter Brings Higher Carbon Monoxide Risk for Farmers, Says Specialist

πŸ‘€By Jessica Merzdorf, Purdue University 🕔Jan 6, 2017

As winter temperatures fall across Indiana, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning may go up on farms if equipment and vehicles are run with improper ventilation, Purdue Extension safety specialist Bill Field says. “Knowing the signs and symptoms of carbon

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Farming: Pre-Harvest Inspection Lists are Worth Your Time – DTN

Farming: Pre-Harvest Inspection Lists are Worth Your Time – DTN

πŸ‘€By Dan Crummett, Progressive Farmer Contributor 🕔Aug 15, 2016

Nowhere else on the farm is the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” more true than in the harvest motor pool. From combines and trucks to tractors and grain carts, a successful and efficient

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Planting: 15-Point Equipment Checklist to Get Things Rolling

Planting: 15-Point Equipment Checklist to Get Things Rolling

πŸ‘€From the Ohio Soybean Council 🕔Apr 15, 2016

Spring is a time of growth and renewal in nature. For farmers, it is also a time to take to the shop, or the barnyard, for some equipment maintenance before the demands and urgency of planting season take over. “Good

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Planting: 4 Tips to Ensure Your Equipment Is Ready

Planting: 4 Tips to Ensure Your Equipment Is Ready

πŸ‘€By Emma Hopkins, Purdue University 🕔Mar 29, 2016

To ensure the safest, most efficient planting season possible, tuning up farm machinery can be as important as scouting for weeds, tilling the soil or other spring field operations, a Purdue Extension specialist says. Robert Stwalley, assistant clinical professor of

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Georgia: Time to Get Irrigation Systems Checked, Fixed

πŸ‘€By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Mar 3, 2016

Leaky pipes, flat tires and rodent-infested electrical boxes are issues that should be addressed now by farmers with irrigation systems, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension precision agriculture and irrigation specialist Wes Porter. “We want those irrigation systems up and

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Georgia: Take Care of Farm Maintenance Issues Now

πŸ‘€By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 18, 2016

Georgia’s cotton and peanut farmers are not expected to plant seeds for another two months, but they should be tending to maintenance issues now, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist. “Farmers want to go ahead

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