Planter Maintenance: Checking Closing Wheel Alignment – Video Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
Program Specialist Levi Powell with Iowa State University Digital Ag explains a quick tutorial for checking the closing wheel alignment of your planter in the shop before heading to the […]

Calibration for Rate Controlled Sprayers Apr 6, 2021

🕔Apr 6, 2021
I had an article in last week’s CORN newsletter encouraging growers to fine tune and calibrate their sprayers. I had mentioned that the next couple of weeks may be the […]

Now’s the Time to Fine Tune Your Sprayer Mar 30, 2021

🕔Mar 30, 2021
Pesticides need to be applied accurately and uniformly. Too little pesticide results in poor pest control and reduced yields, while too much injures the crop, wastes chemicals and money, and […]

Is Your Planter Ready for Spring? 5 Maintenance Tips – DTN Mar 4, 2021

🕔Mar 4, 2021
Worn hydraulic hoses, gears and other parts and tools littered Jeff Jorgenson’s shop floor last week as he readied his soybean planter for spring. It will take Jorgenson several weeks […]

Alabama Corn: Planter Maintenance, Operation for High Yields – Video Feb 24, 2021

🕔Feb 24, 2021
On this edition of On The Farm in Alabama, Alabama corn yield record holder at 355 bushels per acre Chad Henderson and Regional Extension Agent Eddie McGriff discuss planter maintenance […]

Georgia Corn: Getting Ready for the 2021 Season Jan 12, 2021

🕔Jan 12, 2021
There are many moving parts to getting ready to a new crop year.  Checking on equipment, ordering seed, pesticides, fertilizer, fuel, and parts as you discover the need for replacements, […]

Georgia: Inspect Center Pivot Irrigation Systems Now to Prevent Issues Later Dec 11, 2020

🕔Dec 11, 2020
With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to winterize and perform some preventive maintenance on center pivot irrigation systems. Irrigation system maintenance during the winter months […]

Minnesota: Checklist for Winterizing Your Irrigation System Oct 22, 2020

🕔Oct 22, 2020
While we all would like summer to last a little longer, the reality is that winter is just around the corner. Many of you must be wrapping up all of […]

Why Should You Calibrate Your Sprayer, And How? Apr 28, 2020

🕔Apr 28, 2020
This is the time to check the accuracy of your sprayer. While applying too little pesticide may result in ineffective pest control, too much pesticide wastes money, may damage the […]

Iowa: 4 Quick Tips for Spring Planting Apr 23, 2020

🕔Apr 23, 2020
This week has been the start of planting for many in Iowa. After the recent cold spell, conditions are favorable to start fieldwork back up again. It’s likely a significant […]

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