15 Steps for Winter Planter Maintenance Jan 13, 2022

🕔Jan 13, 2022
Planter breakdowns are extremely costly at planting time and poor planter performance reduces crop yields. Planter maintenance is especially essential for optimal no-till results. Here are some tips on what […]

Farm Sues John Deere for Repair Rights – DTN Jan 13, 2022

🕔Jan 13, 2022
A North Dakota farm filed a class-action lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging John Deere is violating the Sherman Act in not making diagnostic software available to farmers who want to repair […]

South Carolina Corn: Evaluate Planter Performance Now Aug 12, 2021

🕔Aug 12, 2021
Over the last few years, interest in “yield improving” row crop planter modifications, add-ons, and technologies have been topics of discussion for growers. While there is benefit from various technologies […]

Alabama: Operation, Maintenance Problems of Center Pivot Irrigation May 28, 2021

🕔May 28, 2021
As more center pivot irrigation systems are used in the southeast, farmers and consultants must be able to identify their most common maintenance and operation problems to avoid crop yield […]

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, […]

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