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Perten AM 5200-Farm Grain Moisture Tester By: 08/17/2015 @ 3:17pm

The magic number when it comes to drying corn is 15%. If you’re over or under, it can cost you.“If you have an old-style tester, it can be a whole 1% off of what the…

Crop-Sensing System Measures Crop Health By: 03/05/2015 @ 4:44pm

Like most farmers, Matt Helmke, who farms about 900 acres in partnership with his dad, Myron Helmke, near Clatonia…

Hagie AirScout Sprayer Goes On Tour By: 07/09/2015 @ 2:33pm

A joint venture between Hagie Manufacturing and AirScout marries field prescription services with timely application…

Cyclone Power By: 06/12/2015 @ 1:55pm

Growing more with less. It’s one of the most challenging dilemmas today’s farmers face, especially as pressure mounts to reign in the use of products that help crops reach their full potential. Delivering…

Split Soil Samples By: 04/29/2015 @ 10:47am

There’s a new kid on the block – two, in fact – for automated soil sampling. Both have the ability to sample through frozen ground.It marks the first significant change in more than a decade, says Joshua…

Sensors Protect Crops from Insect Damage By: 03/05/2015 @ 4:07pm

What do you get when you combine Legos, a 99¢ laser pointer, and a piece from a television remote? If you ask Eamonn Keogh, a computer science professor at University of California (UC) Riverside’s Bourns…

Tiling Adds Value to Rental Land By: 10/22/2014 @ 4:59pm

Lee Thelen feels so strongly about the benefits of tiling, he’s willing to tile his neighbors’ land – at least the ones he rents from. Instead of expanding by renting or buying more land, his goal is to…

Automated Soil-Sampling System By: 08/11/2014 @ 4:55pm

The details are in the dirt. It’s a fact that has become even more clear as both tillage practices and advanced technologies have demanded that soil samples be taken more comprehensively and intensively.“I…

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