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!
Kevin walks through his planting operation equipment and talks about what he learned, what he likes and what needs improvement. It's all about efficiency from front to back.
One of the biggest inconsistencies in farming today is something that many farmers overlook - water! As the carrier, it is the most essential component of every chemical application on your farm. Whether you source your water from a treatment facility, or from a well or farm pond, one thing is for sure - water is never just water.
Dan is on his final day of beans and he is finishing up in one of his no-till fields. Covered in a blanket of heavy corn residue left over form last year's harvest, the ground is dry and hard. Dan takes you inside the cab to talk about some of the technology, including Precision Planting's Clean Sweep, that he uses to make sure things are being done right in this challenging field.
On December 9th, hoping to get a jump start on his spring beans, Kelly Garrett planted 30 acres of soybeans on his western Iowa farm. It was a long shot, but success was not totally out of the realm of possibility. After a long cold winter and a wet spring, Kelly reveals the outcome in this video.
Take an up close tour of Lee's Soybean tender operation and learn about the changes and additions he has made to the 2009 Kenworth based trailer.
Kevin takes a break from the planting action to give members a tour of his tender trailer set up and explains the strategy behind the design and placement of each component. He knows first hand that a more efficient tender trailer results in a more efficient planting season.
Kelly is pushing his soybeans to a new level this season as he is trialing numerous soybean populations to see how it changes yields. In this quick video he discusses the various populations and the rationale behind his decision.
A few days away from planting corn, Kevin has his 24-row John Deere Planter all teed up and ready to roll. But first, he shows you his process of conducting a point-by point inspection and testing of his fertilizer delivery system before he gets in the field.