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June 23, 2016

BUYING A NEW DRILL? THINK ABOUT YOUR OPENERS

A new air drill is a big investment, whatever size your operation. Here are a few things to consider when making a decision about what openers will work best with your new unit. 1. Soil Type. Rocky soil? Choose a high wear vertical opener that will be able to withstand rough terrain. Wet conditions or gumbo? Consider … Continued

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January 29, 2015

MAINTENANCE REMINDER: KEEP YOUR SEED DRILL AT PEAK PERFORMANCE

Before you know it, seeding season will be here. To ensure your seeding equipment is ready to work come spring, it’s important to perform routine maintenance throughout the winter. Our Engineers have compiled the following checklist of recommended farm equipment maintenance.   Air Drill Maintenance Checklist Check your air drill for cracked hydraulic hoses or … Continued

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August 29, 2014

TIME-SAVING TIPS TO GET YOUR SEEDER READY FOR PLANTING

Every farmer knows that great maintenance is essential to save time and money. However, not every grower realizes just how much difference a few simple tweaks can make at planting time. Spend the off-season making minor adjustments and repairs – you’ll save time on the field, and you may even be able to boost your … Continued

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June 6, 2014

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FERTILIZER PLACEMENT METHOD

When applying nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers to your crops, there are several approaches you can take. Phosphorus doesn’t leach out of the soil, and it isn’t typically harmful to seeds or seedlings, making it the easier of the two fertilizers to apply. Nitrogen dissipates into the atmosphere quickly, and it is also easily washed away … Continued

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May 23, 2014

FACTORS THAT AFFECT SEED PLACEMENT

Seed placement is key to producing an excellent harvest. Good seed placement consists of three factors: depth, seed spacing, and seed to soil contact. To meet these needs, you will have to strike the right balance with your direct seeding equipment.   Seeding to the Correct Depth Uneven seed depth leads to varying germination rates … Continued

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May 1, 2014

A COMPARISON OF DISC OPENERS AND SEED KNIVES

In the world of no-till farming, growers have a variety of equipment options available. How do you make the choice between a knife opener and a disc opener? Even though there are benefits to both kinds of seeders, most producers prefer knife openers. Here is a comparison of both equipment types to help you make … Continued

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