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  • Jul 16, 2015

    Cover crops: The mechanics of how to plant

    It’s hard to pick up a farm magazine these days without finding an article on cover crops. Why you should plant them, when you should plant them, and what should you plant to put nutrients back in the soil. They help reduce soil erosion. Their roots break up compaction. And they can fix nutrients so they don’t get washed away, and they put some in while they’re at it....More
  • Jul 13, 2015
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    Farm Industry News

    Manitou announces new parts brand for Gehl, Mustang equipment

    XPRT Genuine parts is an exclusive genuine maintenance and replacement parts brand for Gehl and Mustang equipment dealers XPRT Genuine parts can only be purchased from authorized Gehl and Mustang equipment dealers Manitou Americas has introduced XPRT Genuine Parts, the new exclusive brand for genuine maintenance and replacement parts for Gehl and...More
  • Jun 30, 2015

    Deere leads Google in self-driving race, cites the Robot Report

    While doing some background research for a robotics story I’m working on for our August issue, I came across an article by Frank Tobe that I wanted to share.  Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, which happens to be a goldmine of information on robotics. His most recent post on 06/27/15 is headlined:  “As Google cars roll out, Deere reminds us of thousands of their self-driving tractors,” in which he makes reference to Google’s sending 25 new self-driving cars onto streets this summer....More
  • Jun 29, 2015
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    Farm Industry News

    New 5 Series air carts from Case IH

    Case IH recently introduced its new Precision Air 5 series air carts, developed to get the most from every plant’s potential through highly accurate seed and fertilizer placement. As the newest member of the Case IH Precision Air seeding equipment line, the next-generation air carts boost capacity and use AccuSection section control technology to help producers do more work in less time....More
  • Jun 26, 2015

    The Great Cell Phone Brush-Off

    Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan gets put to the test on his brush hauling skills for two separate jobs....More
  • Jun 23, 2015
    Farm Industry News

    Yamaha unveils 2016 ATVs

    Yamaha takes the wraps off its 2016 ATVs with the introduction of the new Grizzly and Kodiak 700. The Grizzly has a number of new features including 26-inch Maxxis tires, 6 percent more power, 9 percent more torque, and beefier racks for increased carring capacity. MSRP on the Grizzly EPS SE is $10,299. The new Kodiak 700 featues increased durability and a compact, nimble chassis, along with increased storae. MSRP for the Kodiak 700 is $6,999. Watch the video for additional new features. Visit for more information....More
  • Jun 22, 2015

    Getting back to normal, plus tractor photos from the fair

    The rainwater has receded but it will take several days before anything can move in the fields. The airplanes are spraying the tomatoes that are grown around here. They have to be sprayed every 7 – 10 days all the way to harvest. Some fields have been ruined and some soybean fields have not been planted yet. The wet weather hasn’t really helped with the price of corn and soybeans and wheat. ...More
  • Jun 17, 2015

    Planting recap, flood photos from the Bridenbaughs

    Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh shares a recap from planting, some recent flood photos near his home and other thoughts....More
  • Jun 1, 2015

    Hype or hope? When cars and tractors operate themselves

    Whenever I read about autonomous cars and how they are projected to disrupt the auto market by 2025, I’m left to wonder about the benefits of autonomous vehicles. In farm vehicles like tractors, combines, and self-propelled sprayers, I get it. Making them autonomous can reduce labor costs, make farm work easier, make crop input application more accurate, and reduce fuel costs by finding the shortest path and the tractor settings’ sweet spot....More

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