For a few years now, electric planter drives have been on the market. Not only have they been on the market, but they have been steadily growing market share. However, for those of us west of the Missouri River, it has been a bit harder to make the leap because the ROI wasn’t as obvious. When I’m on the smaller, broken up fields of the Central and Eastern Corn Belt, it’s pretty obvious the savings that Row by Row Control, Turn Compensation, and Shut Off offer me over a traditional setup. But when we get to the Western Corn Belt, those advantages don’t carry the same weight that they do east of us.Keep Reading
Some farmers enter into precision agriculture with a single tool, function or outcome in mind. David Taylor started with more lofty ambitions, and it’s driven his technology adoption ever since.Keep Reading
During my travels, I often get asked: “what do you do on a normal day?”. My typical response is something like: “Wake up, eat, travel, talk, eat, travel, eat, sleep”.Keep Reading
In the second installment of this blog, I will share specific examples where InCommand identified issues that could cost yield. It's all pretty common knowledge that proper seed spacing and uniform emergence equates to more bushels in the bin but how do you know you're planting properly?Keep Reading
Will Hutchinson enjoys a good challenge, especially when it comes to improving production on his row crop, wheat and alfalfa farm near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
So when he saw the opportunity to leverage Ag Leader’s Hydraulic Down Force system to prevent a common problem and improve his planting operations on acres where he plants cover crops, he jumped at the chance. Two years later, he’s seeing major corn yield improvements as a result.Keep Reading