Farmers know there’s no silver bullet approach to keep crops free from weeds, disease, and insect pests. No two fields are alike. Each has so many different variables, and what works for one field may not work for another.Keep Reading
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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…Keep Reading
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.Keep Reading
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.Keep Reading
Resistant weeds, dicamba training, new EPA rules and regulations, and ag companies being bought or merging together have been a few of the topics found in many ag media and publications this winter. In summary, things are continually changing in agriculture and will continue to change. One of those changes that many, if not all growers, have experienced is how to deal with weed resistance. Resistant weed biotypes exist in every field and the only way to prevent or minimize resistant populations is through a program of best management practices (BMPs). This program sets a standard of zero tolerance to keep weeds from going to seed.Keep Reading
Sometimes, rules and regulations come along to change how you manage your farm. The federal government’s recent action on the common herbicide ingredient dicamba is one such example, and resilient farmers may need to make some changes to comply with new regulations laid out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October 2017.Keep Reading
Looking back, it’s hard to remember a time when precision technology didn’t influence farming in one form or another. But, it really hasn’t been all that long since the first piece of precision landed on the farm. Ag Leader introduced the first commercially successful on-the-go yield monitor just 25 years ago, after all. So, during this time of gathering to give thanks, let’s take a look at 5 reasons we’re thankful for precision technology.Keep Reading