Is Your Sprayer Calibrated and Ready for Spring? Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
As the weather turns warmer and the days grow longer, many of us are thinking about getting equipment like sprayers ready for the spring. Beyond making sure the machine is […]

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 […]

Planter Calibration: Using Blocks to Check Depth Settings – Video Apr 9, 2021

🕔Apr 9, 2021
Iowa State University Digital Ag Program Specialist Levi Powell explains a simple process for checking planter depth settings in the shop to increase machine accuracy before you head to the […]

Iowa: Considerations for No-Till, High-Residue Fields in a Predicted Dry Season Apr 2, 2021

🕔Apr 2, 2021
Spring planting season may come with added challenges as growers continue to deal with the effects of last August’s derecho event. Many fields through central Iowa were riddled with downed […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Derecho Residue Management Tips – DTN Apr 1, 2021

🕔Apr 1, 2021
Corn residue management could be more challenging this spring in fields affected by last summer’s derecho. But there are steps farmers can take to minimize residue issues before and during […]

Planter Calibration – Setting Downforce – Video Mar 23, 2021

🕔Mar 23, 2021
Levi Powell with ISU Digital Ag walks through calculating and setting downforce for your planter and how downforce affects your performance in the field. 

Pest Management: Turn Compensation – A Benefit of PWM Sprayer Technology Mar 5, 2021

🕔Mar 5, 2021
Pulse width modulated (PWM) sprayer nozzle technology has been present in the ag industry for many years. These systems can maintain pressure as speed changes by adjusting the duty cycle […]

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 […]

Iowa: Tips for Applying Fertilizer with a Spinner Spreader – Video Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
Field Agronomist Meaghan Anderson and Program Specialist Ryan Bergman explain some tips to make sure you have the best dry fertilizer application for your operation when using a spinner spreader. […]

Iowa Corn: Tips for Harvesting Downed Crops – Video Sep 29, 2020

🕔Sep 29, 2020
Farmers in Iowa are faced with some new challenges this harvest season after the derecho swept through the state in early August. In this video, Ben Covington and Dr. Matt Darr with […]

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