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Jun, 15 2018 - by Ag Leader

Here’s How SureForce Meets Your Down Force Needs

By now, you’ve likely heard the buzz about SureForce, our new hydraulic uplift and down force system. We’re pretty excited to bring this system to the market for many reasons, but our main reason for enthusiasm is the enhancements SureForce offers to customers planting into a more diverse range of environments. These include, hydraulic uplift, increased down force capacity, and more row unit compatibility.

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Jun, 13 2018 - by Ag Leader

A lifeline in the cab this application season

We all know spraying can be a long and tedious time in the cab. Have you ever caught yourself wondering what else you can be doing while you're out there? Wishing you had more information at your disposal? Maybe you’re checking emergence, getting a feel for plant health, asking “what variety is this?” “What population was this planted at?” “What date was this planted?” Maybe you’ve even wished you could easily grab guidance lines or management items or maps from your planting tractor…

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Jun, 04 2018 - by Ag Leader

SureForce™ Brings Bidirectional Down Force Control to Ag Leader’s SeedCommand® Line

AMES, IOWA, June 4, 2018 - Building on its esteemed SeedCommand line of planting products, Ag Leader® introduces SureForce. SureForce is a new, bidirectional hydraulic down force system with hydraulic uplift. Weight on the gauge wheels of every row is sensed 200 times per second, and force is automatically adjusted up or down to maintain consistent depth in changing soil conditions.

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May, 16 2018 - by Ag Leader

2018 Tech Trials

Earlier this year, we introduced Chad Swindoll and Barry Anderson, our Agronomy team at Ag Leader. They weren’t on the job for very long before they got to work setting up Tech Trial plots across North America to help farmers realize the value of Ag Leader equipment, and precision agriculture in general, from a more agronomic perspective.

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May, 09 2018 - by Ag Leader

Liquid Application Tips for Success

These days growers are faced with a host of application challenges. Ensuring your sprayer is properly calibrated for spray drift, Roundup® resistance and chemical efficacy are just a few challenges to overcome. Fortunately, there are five Ag Leader DirectCommand ISOBUS liquid control tools from that can help remedy many of these pressing topics.

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May, 01 2018 - by Ag Leader

Agriculture’s Greatest Threat

By: Logan Handsaker, Ag Leader Product Specialist

 

Weed Resistance. The concept has been communicated and threatened ad nauseam the last five years. When many farmers’ go-to chemical, glyphosate, became ineffective at controlling some of the most noxious pests, the issue transformed from coffee shop talk to “code red” all across the industry.  

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Apr, 04 2018 - by Ag Leader

Where in the World is the Yield Monitor 2000?

Ag Leader Technology was founded in 1992, and its first product to the market was the Yield Monitor 2000. The Yield Monitor 2000 was the first widely adopted yield monitor in the world, and changed the way farmers measured the success of their toil. Over the years, adoption of the Yield Monitor 2000 spread, not only throughout North America, but also around the globe, finding a home on nearly every continent. 

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