Farm Industry News Blog http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/42476/feed The Farm Industry News Blog features commentary from Willie Vogt, Jodie Wehrspann, Kathy Graul, Daryl Bridenbaugh and Jeff Ryan. en Sprayer set-up: A crash course on what to do http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/sprayer-set-crash-course-what-do <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week&nbsp;we took you behind the scenes of a <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/sprayer-performance-testing-consistent-coverage#slide-0-field_images-78091">sprayer testing lab </a>at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where graduate student Shane Forney and assistant professor Joe Luck looked at issues affecting spray&nbsp;nozzle performance. Most of those issues have&nbsp;to do with how operators set&nbsp;up the machine.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/sprayer-set-crash-course-what-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/sprayer-set-crash-course-what-do#comments Sprayers Fertilizers Herbicides Nozzles Self-Propelled Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:29:00 +0000 78161 at http://farmindustrynews.com What you didn't know about drones http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-you-didnt-know-about-drones <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Every week we get news releases on a new drone developed by xyz inventor or company and what it can do in terms of fly time and distance, image resolution, weight and all the other specs that set their drone apart from the competitions. And we&rsquo;ve covered a lot of them in our product roundup stories.</p> <p>But amidst all of the product news headlines, it can be easy to get lost in the mechanical details of drones and downplay their cultural and political significance.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-you-didnt-know-about-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-you-didnt-know-about-drones#comments Precision Farming Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:31:00 +0000 78081 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Photo: PrecisionHawk</p> About that Apple Watch…I'm waiting http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/about-apple-watch-im-waiting <div class="node-body blog-body">I have a saying I use - appropriate technology appropriately applied - that guides me when new stuff comes out. It helps keep me out of trouble.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/about-apple-watch-im-waiting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/about-apple-watch-im-waiting#comments Farm Equipment Companies Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:04:00 +0000 78041 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The toughest competition for the Apple Watch may be the lowly sport watch, especially for those who wear a watch while working, not as a fashion statement. First-generation Apple Watch doesn&#39;t meet minimum durability needs.</p> ABC show recreates farmer’s grain bin entrapment http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/abc-show-recreates-farmer-s-grain-bin-entrapment <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh watched an ABC show featuring a reenactment of a farmer's grain bin entrapment and shares thoughts on the episode.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/abc-show-recreates-farmer-s-grain-bin-entrapment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/abc-show-recreates-farmer-s-grain-bin-entrapment#comments Farm Equipment Bins Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:11:00 +0000 77991 at http://farmindustrynews.com Little help from a friend http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/little-help-friend <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan gets a little help around the farm from 4-year-old Hazel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/little-help-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/little-help-friend#comments Shop/Office Management Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:39:00 +0000 77981 at http://farmindustrynews.com Next-step tech offers novel yield boosting approach http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/next-step-tech-offers-novel-yield-boosting-approach <div class="node-body blog-body">A new company is targeting the microbial environment where a crop grows to boost yields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/next-step-tech-offers-novel-yield-boosting-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/next-step-tech-offers-novel-yield-boosting-approach#comments Crop Protection Crops Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:54:00 +0000 77961 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>BioConsortia has developed a method for determining the &#39;good&#39; organisms in soil that can help improve plant yield; and they have a way to provide those to the crop at planting.</p> Service offers maximum benchmarking tools http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/service-offers-maximum-benchmarking-tools <div class="node-body blog-body">The Farmers Business Network brings together key information farmers can use to fine-tune management solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/service-offers-maximum-benchmarking-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/service-offers-maximum-benchmarking-tools#comments Technology Decision Time Precision Farming Crops Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:02:00 +0000 77871 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The ability to layer in information from a farm is the start of the process for Farmers Business Network. Aggregating that data into a system that offers producers valuable ways to benchmark performance and rate inputs is the result.</p> Things I’ve Observed and Learned This Past Winter http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/things-i-ve-observed-and-learned-past-winter <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh takes a look back through winter to share what he's learned.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/things-i-ve-observed-and-learned-past-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/things-i-ve-observed-and-learned-past-winter#comments Shop/Office Business Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:46:00 +0000 77841 at http://farmindustrynews.com High-speed tractor that breaks 40 mph http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/high-speed-tractor-breaks-40-mph <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Back in 2000, we did a story on high-speed tractors called <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/breaking-speed-barrier">&ldquo;Breaking the speed barrier.&rdquo;</a> In the article,&nbsp;JCB was credited for&nbsp;holding the record of for the fastest tractor, capable of achieving speeds up to 40 mph.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/high-speed-tractor-breaks-40-mph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/high-speed-tractor-breaks-40-mph#comments Row Crop Tractors Four-Wheel-Drive Tractors Row Crop Tractors Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:57:00 +0000 77781 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The Trantor tractor from England is developed for high speed road and fieldwork.&nbsp;Source: Tractor Wiki</p> He’s “just kind of Amish” http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/he-s-just-kind-amish <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan and his wife Peggy take an Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan and his wife Sherill take an Amish friend along on their trip to Disney World. friend along on their trip to Disney World.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/he-s-just-kind-amish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/he-s-just-kind-amish#comments Shop/Office Management Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:18:00 +0000 77721 at http://farmindustrynews.com