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Equipment Maintenance: Properly Winterizing Your Sprayer Can Avoid Costly Spring Problems

Equipment Maintenance: Properly Winterizing Your Sprayer Can Avoid Costly Spring Problems

πŸ‘€By Erdal Ozkan, Ohio State University Extension Pesticide Specialist 🕔Oct 31, 2017

It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. If you want to avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major headaches, you will be wise to give your sprayer a

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Irrigation: Create an Equipment Repair List As You End the Season

Irrigation: Create an Equipment Repair List As You End the Season

πŸ‘€By Lyndon Kelley, Michigan State University/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Before you put your irrigation system away for the season, create a list of needed repairs and potential improvements. Β β€œA good end-of-season list of needed irrigation maintenance and repairs can help irrigators prevent in-season system breakdowns and delays in watering

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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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