Herbicide-tolerant weeds push crop protection companies to find better solutions. New formulations are coming out this year from the major manufacturers. A solid weed management plan will be vital in maintaining good yields this year....More
Ron Schwartau, Board Member at Minnesota Rural Electric Association, gave an interesting counterpoint to the "Time to Consider Solar (Mar. issue)," in which we reported on the recent interest in solar panels due to a drop in system pricing. Schwartau writes:
"Time to Consider Solar" was interesting but not entirely accurate in portrayal of solar and other renewable energy....More
Each year, timed in sync with the National Farm Machinery Show and our own FinOvation Awards banquet, the American Society (ASABE) holds its annual awards ceremony that recognizes 50 of the most innovative products designed in the last year. The difference between these two award contests is that our FinOvation awards are selected by you, the reader, whereas ASABE’s winners are chosen by a panel of professional engineers....More
Another round of photos brings you even more information from the 2014 National Farm Machinery show as we wrap up our time here in Louisville. But don’t worry – we have plenty more to show you in the coming weeks.
All Photos: Mike Boyatt
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Farm Industry News hit the NFMS show floor today as the public crowded in for the first look at all the new equipment on display. Today, we found a range of new and interesting products, from a remote grain dryer monitor you can watch on your smartphone to a DEF transport tote you can fit in the back of your truck.
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Farm Industry News editors hit the show floor early today, on the even of the 2014 National Farm Machinery Show, to get a look at what's new this year. As companies put the finishing touches on their booths, we snuck around the exhibit halls and dodged a number of forklifts busy bringing in the last of the products in order to bring you a glimpse at what you'll see if you're at this year's show. And if you can't make it, we'll be bringing you galleries and blogs all week while we're here so you don't miss a thing.
Farmers will find a lot of options for cloud-based computing in this year. Easier access to data for sharing with others, or for yourself, is one key benefit. Understand the relationships with companies that offer services....More
Goodyear Farm Tires has launched a new category called Extreme Flotation. These new tires offer a number of advantages, including tighter turn radius, a smoother ride, reduced soil compaction and better flotation.
Two tires are being offered in the Extreme Flotation category — the Goodyear Super Terra Grip XT 1000/40R32 and the Goodyear DT930 1100/45R46. Low Sidewall (LSW) technology allows the tire to have better lateral stability on hillsides, and it also reduces road lope and power hop....More
Economic solutions have been a solid tool for achieving environmental goals. Perhaps the most famous is the idea of power plants trading pollution credits, but there’s one for water that could benefit your farm.
USDA and EPA recently announced they are working together to support the development of water quality trading markets. These markets are expected to provide farmers and ranchers with new income opportunities, in addition to enhancing water quality and conservation....More
“NFMS ’14,” the mobile app for the National Farm Machinery Show to be held Feb. 13 through 15, 2014, in Louisville, Ky., is now available for download. Available in formats for smartphones (iPhone, Android and Blackberry) as well as iPad, the mobile app “NFMS ’14” is a free download and features an interactive exhibitor map and listings, seminars and speakers, Championship Tractor Pull schedules, and even Louisville area information to plan your trip to the largest indoor farm show in America. Don’t miss it!...More