Ah, nothing says spring like the first robin, mud on your boots and, yes, farm auctions. From a box of random bolts, to a shiny, barely used tillage implement, auctions are a great place to pick up hard-to-find-new items, a good deal or pay far too much for a popular item. As the spring auction… Read More

At one time when you heard someone talk about precision ag it was about minimizing overlap of the sprayer and driving the planter straight.  After a winter of farm shows and meetings I have come to the conclusion in certain regions that precision ag is evolving into being about real planting precision. In the corn and soybean… Read More

Planters can offer significant advantages over seeders — precise depth placement, seed singulation and gentle handling of seed, to name a few — but the machines are also best suited for large-seeded, tall-growth crops like corn and sunflowers, not canola. Recent interest in planters for canola has encouraged at least one company, Monosem, to begin… Read More