Category: NFMS13

Rethinking Integrated Cropping Strategies to Raise Corn and Soybean Yields – Kim Hicks, Syngenta

How can I produce more corn and soybeans on the same piece of land? That is the multimillion dollar question at play. Syngenta is investing a lot of time and money in trying to rethink multiple cropping strategies, tank mixes and the traditional crop rotation order to try and battle weed resistance, improve yields and ultimately… Read more »

The Evolution of Precision Agriculture Focuses on the Planter

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 »

Switch from Spraying to Fertilizing in a Snap with the Miller Nitrogen Injection Toolbar

Fertilizer management, and especially nitrogen management, can be a bit of an art form when it comes to corn planting. Not only is it sometimes difficult to get all the N down at planting, but using split applications of nitrogen can also just be good risk management. Going in later in the growing season means… Read more »

Take a Tour of the Quick, Efficient and Comfortable Fendt 828

They may not be the most common sight on North American farms, but those who use Fendt tractors speak very highly of their driver comfort, high fuel efficiency and maneuverability. Available in the 600, 700 and 800 series, Shaun Haney took a tour of the 828 model at Louisville’s National Farm Machinery Show. In this… Read more »

Row Spacing Won’t Limit the Geringhoff Independence Corn Header

As average corn yields are pushed higher and higher, some companies view the traditional row crop corn header as approaching maximum capacity. Geringhoff, a specialized corn header company, has unveiled a new type of corn header that combines aspects of both the row crop type and the solid-seeded type best suited for corn silage. The… Read more »

The Case IH Early Riser Planter Designed for Quick Emergence

Demands and expectations are very high on seeders and planters. Seed must be delivered quickly and gently, then metered accurately and placed precisely in the furrow, regardless of conditions. The planter then has to close up the furrow, pack it down and carry on, all the while adjusting for terrain and trash at over five… Read more »

The Kinze 4900 Planter Defines Precision

The National Farm Machinery Show, held each year at Louisville, Kentucky, is a dream show for anyone who likes iron. It’s a huge show, with giant crowds and all the latest and greatest machinery on display. At this year’s show, KINZE Manufacturing unveiled its newest planter — the 4900 model. The 4900 features a brand… Read more »

National Farm Machinery Show 2013 in Pictures

RealAgriculture.com attended the National Farm Machinery Show for the first time last week.  We will definitely be attending again the future. We have a number of videos and interviews from the show in the coming weeks but until then here is all the photos that Shaun Haney took down in Louisville We think that you will… Read more »