Importance of Good Soil Structure
Dave Mowitz discusses soil structure with Dorian Gatchell of Minnesota Agricultural Services.like you say Dorian is going to be speaking next week. In Bloomington Illinois and in Lafayette Indiana Certainly come by the tools for the future conference because you get a chance to talk with Dorian. And talk about the topic -- -- structure and huge impact that it is having on yields. As we talked about earlier as we push the envelope to three and a bushel corn Compaction is going to be playing a larger a larger role in limiting those fields is that.
Drainage Water Management and Nutrients Credits Markets
Gil Gullickson and Alex Echols of Ecosystem Services Exchange talk about how to protect, improve and value ecosystem services and natural resources using a market-based approach.has several competitive advantages to conventional your -- Number one. You're not pumping water higher -- pressure it so the cost of moving the water is much lower you simply have to lose the water up. To that high point here -- system. Put it in and it's gravity fed industry. You not pressurized in the water you're not moving in your patient's system it's much more water efficient and it's much more energy usage . Those are technologies that are available today that may -- money today. We also talked about technologies that are going to make
Charlie Schafer from Agri Drain discusses new technology in drainage water management.in these practices they -- -- us disapprove practices. And so there's financial assistance available for them but it's very simple concept. In the wintertime. We don't need drainage about half the water that typically these
Proper Tire Inflation and Compaction
Wayne Birkenholz from Firestone discusses soil compaction and the importance of proper tire inflation with Dave Mowitz and the Tools of the Future Tour.at the point. Next week we had them going on both in Bloomington Illinois and in Lafayette Indiana . And today Wayne -- -- with Firestone. Was discussing the impact that inflation pressures have on tires. Our performance and also are compaction Wayne we're looking at what is a very typical tractor tire much is that we see with a tractor -- behind us here. That's a 48080. And once you tell us about the difference that you saw with the footprints when you change the inflation pressure . Well David couple days ago we measured the rear axle load on this tractor with the -- be sixty planner in -- transport position. And we found it on the 48080. Or fifty tires dueled. Are a total axle load between 9007 earned it counts. And the recommended. The proper inflation pressure for that tax load for that tires size was 26 PS. And we took the cart board here with that in the footprint and majored. That outlined that with the black spray paint. He determine how the size in the -- of that book -- And what were seniors we have when he lies in. Print like. That's correct and that's the proper inflation pressure -- this tire size that axle load the standard tired. Hot as it if or when -- lower deeply as well as
John Deere and Dawn Equipment Company Announce Agreement
Aaron Wetzel from John Deere, and Jessie Scott discuss the company's alliance with Dawn Equipment.scout with agriculture dot com joining us today is Aaron muscle from John Deere . -- is you know Jon -- recently announced an agreement with on equipment to spell on products that John Deere dealerships. That start off can you tell us what this alliance means sport John Deere customers. Sure. What we're excited about the relationship we have dealt with Don and the alliance maker and a giant ears --that does well -- other newly merged there. And a -- -- John Deere dealers be set up provide the support maintenance of these products like they went. The John -- parts. At this point --that we currently providing. With our own not a solution from -- John Deere factory. Detonated out of course we provide. To blow our our our our solutions and I garlic urgent need to have operated
Technology Spotlight: 3D Printing on the Farm
Laurie Bedord examines the emerging technology of 3D printing, and what it could mean to your operation.you're gonna see some pretty neat things coming out. According to the market research firm catalyst. The value of the 3-D printer market in the US 209%. And 2013. To 700 million dollars. It is forecast to
Top Shop Tips: Welding Aluminum
Dave learns how to weld aluminum from Lincoln Electric welding instructor Karl Hoes. From Machinery Show 713such high thermal conductivity. You put the heat to it it's a super highway for heat. Aluminum conducts the away. But then ask -- -- gets saturated with -- it changes in the behaves differently so it takes a little getting used to. Karl you mentioned the oxides that build up from the welding that are in the weld itself. What are we talking about their focus really on the aluminum itself aluminum reacts instantly with the air that we breathe. The oxygen in the air combines with the aluminum and it forms a chemical compound on the surface of the aluminum it's called aluminum oxide . In a little relax as would grinding wheels are made out in -- paper you know every -- you see its aluminum accents are very abrasive. Very hard material -- 3700 degrees it melts a thousand degrees hotter that steel. It's a second hardest material known to man as far as a natural occurring material next to diamonds. So here -- this disparity right you have aluminum which has a lower melting temperature -- the steel and aluminum oxide that has a higher melting temperatures. Where that's the challenges that on the backside is actually a form of rocks but it's a tightly and hearing -- and once that surface rust on the aluminum doesn't prosper and that's why don't have to paint aluminum sometimes. Oh that's the kind of hazy it when you first get sent -- -- that shiny bit -- while that out of coming over time that oxide layer grows thicker the problem backside is aluminum oxide actually absorbs things into it. And hydrogen from the air and moisture humidity over time gets you into that oxide and even
All Around the Farm: Rancher-Built Pipe Cart
Moving pipe around this Wyoming ranch is made a lot easier with this homemade pipe cart. From Machinery Show 713-- -- we used an old. Four Wheeler trailer basically in just scrap metal land around the -- thirtieth -- and amid some brackets for the build -- Drill stem do sit on. And then across member to just suck it all down. Skills to make this is just a little bit of basic welding knowledge. If bill would have -- no time. As far as cost close to build this it wasn't anything because where I had all the materials laying around in most that was put together scrap metal . Find out more about my card or other great ideas go to agriculture dot com slash TV.
Tools of the Future: Drones
Explore the newest ag tools that will make you more profitable in the field at Successful Farming's Tools of the Future event. Iowa, June 12; Illinois, June 17; Indiana June 19.money in the next year. Join us for the tools of the future tour making stops in Iowa Illinois in Indiana this year. Blossom pilots over hostile territory killed the first of the drowned in 1918 it. Nearly a hundred years later drums have evolved into a controversial tool in the fight against terrorism. But yet they have the potential to become an ally in the future precision agriculture. -- Think -- agriculture is one of the applications. For small unmanned aerial systems . That is. Going to be the way of the future in the sense that. It is one of and these controversial aspects
In & Out Truck Box
Dan Malin of Bartlett, Illinois invented a handy way for a versatile truck tool box to fit in the back of a truck.innovation showcase contest. For the opportunity to -- professional consultation and national media coverage . The deadline is June 30 -- today and agriculture dot com slash innovation . Yeah.