Despite being part of the baby boomer generation, Tom Baughman doesn’t fit the mold when it comes to technology. Instead, he thinks more like the mechanical engineer that he once was before returning to the family farm nearly 40 years ago.
Advanced software serves as the cornerstone in this Illinois family’s site-specific program.
See how one group of farmers has cut their water use by 25% by implementing drip irrigation.
This rotation of crops under irrigation provides twice the revenue as corn and beans, but pigweed control is a problem.
Indiana farm using cover crops sees net returns of $600 to $700 per acre.
Iowa farmers level the playing field by swapping out down-pressure systems on their planter.
Six years ago, Joel Armistead was suffering from a second year of drought. The cropland around his farm in Adairville, Kentucky, showed the results of lack of rain. That is, except for one field.
Brian Clark and his brothers have been sold on strip-till since they started using it in the late 1980s. In fact, while some producers limit strip-till to corn on bean stubble, these Illinois farmers have been using a pair of machines in the fall following
There aren’t many John Deere 9500 Series combines equipped like the Taylors’ of Russiaville, Indiana. Brothers Bill and Dick farm about 800 acres with their father, Lewis, and they’ve added a lot of technology the last few years.
Their combine has been retrofitted with Calmer BT chopper rolls, adjustable deck plates, a GreenStar AutoTrac assisted-steering system, AutoTrac RowSense, Headsight automatic header height control, and a TSR straw chopper. Their 12-row John Deere 7000 planter features even more modifications.
Online ability to access satellite imagery of water stress is coming.