Farmers understand that soil fertility is a key component of growing healthy and high yielding crops. While there is much debate on how we accomplish soil fertility and health, there are some general items that are helpful to remember.Keep Reading
Agriculture is a seasonal business due to the nature of the crops that we grow. Farmers understand that each crop stage demands various activities to steward yield as we approach the finish line – harvest. In my role as agronomist for Ag Leader I try to establish a mutual learn/teach relationship with customers, dealers, and Ag Leader staff. When we can learn together and from one another at every phase of our cropping systems, new opportunities emerge almost effortlessly. My challenge to all farmers is to learn at every stage. Stage can mean different things such as crop maturity, season, maturity of the business, or future planning.Keep Reading
The return on investment of GPS automated steering systems is almost never argued anymore. GPS technology has been proven to reduce overlap, resulting in fuel savings and productivity gains that farms of all sizes can appreciate. However, in my experience, the leading reason that farms today invest in a steering system is operator comfort. Many providers in the agricultural industry offer solutions that fit this niche and most all of them perform well. Producers face a decision when purchasing steering for their farms.
If each option is so similar, how do I choose?Keep Reading
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Farmers apply Nitrogen fertilizer to their crops in various forms. One commonly used form of Nitrogen is Anhydrous Ammonia/NH3. Anhydrous Ammonia is an efficient N source (82-0-0) and exists as a gas at temperatures ~28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2.2 C) and greater. When stored above this temperature, the material must be kept under pressure so as to keep it in a usable liquid form for application on the farm.Keep Reading