John Deere unveiled the ExactEmerge high-speed planting unit at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Kentucky. Though it’s hard to imagine a unit that allows traditional seeding speeds to double, John Deere claims that under the right field conditions, it’s entirely possible to seed at 10mph with this new planter. Check out more… Read More

Todd Hames, president of the Canadian Canola Growers Association, was first in line at the Man Van at this year’s FarmTech event to have a simple blood test done that could save his life. How you may ask? The Man Van’s sole purpose is to alert men over 40 to their risk of prostate cancer… Read More

The risks of waiting for a market high can be huge, and the consequences are often detrimental to any amount of profitability. So, market analysts will often suggest farmers target margin. But knowing market movement, fixed costs and trying to run a farming operation can be incredibly overwhelming, not to mention time-consuming. Decisive Farming offers a… Read More

Is planting accurately while running 10 mph possible? John Deere says yes, if you’re using its new seed delivery system ExactEmerge row unit. Unveiled at the 2014 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, the ExactEmerge promises precise seed placement and spacing— 10% better at traditional speeds — but boasts the ability to travel at… Read More

Should you stick with silage specific hybrids or include a few (or more) dual purpose lines for good measure? Both strategies can work, says Aaron Stevanus, market agronomist for PRIDE Seeds, it simply depends on your management system. Leafy, highly digestible silage-specific lines are a great choice, especially near the barn on highly fertile ground,… Read More

Without question one of the key components of a successful farm conference is the caliber of the networking opportunities available. FarmTech’s great speaker lineup and face-time-heavy agenda lends itself very well to meeting new and interesting people. At this year’s event, RealAgriculture’s founder Shaun Haney sat down with a few attendees to discuss what brought… Read More

To many farmers, seed treatment is not an input worth questioning (check out Shane Thomas’ Three Reasons You Must Treat Your Seed), and as farms grow, it’s likely that the size and capacity of seed treaters will increase as well. Related: Serfas Farms Steps Up Seed Treating with the USC LP2000 In this video, Kaitlyn Dirkson of… Read More

 

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