Equipment

Soybean Desiccation: A hot knife through butter

Soybean Desiccation: A hot knife through butter

Soybean desiccation is not a standard practice in Kelly's part of the world, but that doesn't mean it should not be. Kelly has implemented a desiccation strategy this year on his soybeans and he is already seeing the benefits. In this member video, Kelly talks about soybean desiccation and top benefits he expects to see this fall.

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Kevin's NCGA Wedding Corn

Kevin's NCGA Wedding Corn

The wedding is over and now Kevin hopes the honeymoon phase begins as he cuts his NCGA contest corn. He breaks down what he likes about it and the field management practices that he used to get it to this point. Corn is in the hopper and it's safe to say based on the yield monitor that the "Wedding Corn" has done its job.

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Critical Water Management

Critical Water Management

Dan utilizes Pivots from Valley and Netafim Drip Irrigation, and he could not be more thankful this year. Dan takes a look at his irrigated corn and the differences in irrigated versus non-irrigated.

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Turning Waste Into Value Through Subsurface Drip Irrigation

Turning Waste Into Value Through Subsurface Drip Irrigation

It started with a two-part question posed to us by farmers a few years ago: How can I cut the cost of removing manure waste, and how can I use the wastewater as fertilizer without breaking the bank?

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Harvesting Data & Maximizing It For Your Farm

Harvesting Data & Maximizing It For Your Farm

Matt Miles once believed a yield monitor was a nice — although not completely necessary — gadget for the combine. Today, he won’t let the combines roll if the yield monitor isn’t working properly. Matt and next generation son, Layne Miles, explain the adaptations their farm has made since Layne joined the farm full time in 2016. Technology and data analysis allows the Miles to reduce water use, manage resources, and even keep an eye on straying employees. They explain how they go about gathering and applying data and how you can do the same on your farm to achieve better — more profitable — outcomes!

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Chad's XPR2 Concaves Deliver in Wheat

Chad's XPR2 Concaves Deliver in Wheat

Just finished with his 2021 wheat harvest, Chad talks about the productivity, grain samples and how easy it was to change the settings on his XPR2 concaves.

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Grain Bin Safety: A Matter of Life and Death

Grain Bin Safety: A Matter of Life and Death

The large grain augers of today can move a lot of grain in a short amount of time, meaning conditions in a grain bin can change fast and become a life or death situation in a matter of seconds. According to Purdue University, there were 35 reported grain-related entrapments in 2020, and 20 of them were fatal. Matt Miles had the opportunity to attend a grain bin safety training seminar this year and talk with rescue workers and area farmers about their first hand accounts of grain bin accidents.

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Gaining Yield With Precision Planting

Gaining Yield With Precision Planting

Planters have come a long way since the old days but there’s more to making your planter profitable than just paying for new paint. Dan Luepkes explains the Precision Planting system on his retrofitted planter. We start in the machinery shed overviewing the components of the equipment then move to the field. Throughout this hands-on “field trip,” Dan tells us the why and how of maximizing your seeding effort through precision planting. If you want bigger yields, watch this!

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Monitoring The Crop With A Pivot

Monitoring The Crop With A Pivot

Dan is joined by Kyle Ostenson from Valley Irrigation to break down the new crop monitoring system that Dan just installed on his new pivot. Valley Insights uses aerial imagery and cameras mounted on the pivot towers to scout for crop health concerns related to water application or other issues in the field.

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