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Tech Tip: Pictures Really Are Worth a Thousand Words

“Whenever possible, get pictures of any used precision ag technology items you are interested in buying,” says Jonathan Bickel, Used Precision Ag. 

These images are a great indication of how well the current owner takes care of his equipment and ultimately the technology. 

“If a machine is covered in dirt and is weather checked, you can surmise that it rarely gets washed or is stored outside,” Bickel says. “It says a lot about how the electronics are treated as well.”

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Agronomy Tip: Combine Yield Map and Soil Compaction Data

A farmer using a tablet in a soybean field. This fall, measure soil compaction in your fields with a soil penetrometer and match the data with yield maps.