Chad brought his combines into the shop this week to get them ready for wheat harvest in June. He walks through a few of the maintenance items he looks for.
It has been a tough season that Dan will be happy is over. So, no surprise that when he finds something that is actually working well for him, he's gonna tell us about it. In this case, Dan talks about his favorite "Yield Saving" features on his new Drago GT corn head.
In a no-till environment, residue is an issue. Dan jumps out of the combine to show you why he loves the Stalk Devastator™ from Yetter when it comes to that first step to achieving residue breakdown.
Dan is at the end of another farming season and it has been one spent almost entirely in a narrow band of Northern Illinois that has been dry and hot all year. Despite the intensive field management, Dan is off to a rough start in his first soybean field.
Inside your combine there are a LOT of moving parts and some of those parts — specifically your machine’s concaves — might not be pulling their weight. What if an inexpensive change got you through harvest 25% faster, or allowed you to increase the size of your combine head — without changing out your combine? What if your combine’s concaves are losing a bushel per acre out the rear end of the machine? Or worse yet, grinding and splitting your crop or allowing too much foreign matter to end up in the hopper? Chances are, you don’t think a lot about the belly of your machine but you should. Chad Henderson discusses the benefits he’s seen on his Alabama farm since making the simple switch to the XPR2 Concaves by Estes Performance Concaves.
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.
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.
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!