Oct 13, 2010

EPA grants E15 waiver for model 2007 and newer cars, light trucks 3

Conceivably, E15 could now be used to fuel 65 million model 2007 and newer cars and light duty trucks on the roads today, representing more than one-third of the country’s total gas consumption....More
Oct 12, 2010

Tier 4 rules will change tractor engines

In the latest family debate over car buying, my 21-year-old son declared, “Mom, you buy the car for the engine.” I thought about his words as we put together the latest story on Interim Tier 4 emission requirements. The new requirements will be imposed soon on agricultural engines over 174 hp. In spite of all the conveniences and high-tech features on tractors, the engine remains the most important component in the machine. And now they are about to undergo some big changes. ...More
Oct 11, 2010

Is a drone plane in your future? 2

  Drone technology that allows the U.S. military to remotely fly airplanes on the other side of the world is now available for the farm. For just over $10,000, you can own the 32-inch wingspan Swinglet CAM unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)to capture aerial photos for crop monitoring, land management, remote sensing, mapping and more. No flying experience is necessary....More
Oct 11, 2010

Combine herbicide decisions 3

Combine herbicide decisions As harvest continues at a rapid pace, that time on the combine should also be spent surveying fields to determine your 2011 weed control program. “Now is the perfect time to evaluate what weed species were not controlled with your current herbicide program,” says Aaron Hager, Extension weed science specialist at the University of Illinois....More
Oct 5, 2010

New Holland offers self-propelled sprayers built by Miller-St. Nazianz

New Holland has entered the growing self-propelled sprayer market with two new sprayer lines manufactured by Miller-St. Nazianz. The new sprayer lines were introduced in September at the Big Iron show in Fargo, ND. In the past, New Holland only sold pull-type sprayers. But the sprayer market for farmers is moving to self-propelled models....More
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