It’s your most important crop phase. Now you can factor in the latest findings on how to get more yield with less input.
With eyes in the sky and boots on the ground, farmers have more data than ever with which to make decisions.
Be sure to read and follow the label instructions online before applying any crop production product, but especially the new dicamba formulations for use on dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans
Just how much do things like accuracy and down pressure count? You may be surprised at what our experts have found.
The White Planters™ 9800VE with SpeedTube ensures accurate seed placement at high speeds.
Now that the fall tillage of our AGCO Crop Tour 2016 fields has been completed, I wanted to take a minute to recap the season that is now in the bin.
New technology is helping growers get the right amount of the right fertilizer in the right places at the right time to optimize yields. This section includes the latest on in-season sensing, best application techniques and more.
New corn-fertilization research shows ways to fine-tune application timing so more nitrogen goes and stays where it needs to be—in the plant.
Researchers are looking for the best ways to match conventional and enhanced-efficiency nitrogen fertilizers to drier and wetter parts of corn fields.
The AirMax 180 pneumatic spreader provides class-leading, accurate application.
Weeds and insects are always an issue – and always evolving. Here’s what you need to know before you firm up your game plan.
Now that new herbicides for dicamba-tolerant crops are registered, growers and applicators need to learn and follow a whole new set of rules to apply them correctly and not damage nearby fields. Training is key.
Just because it’s calm and clear doesn’t mean it’s a safe time to spray the new dicamba formulations. Here are tips on how (and why) to recognize temperature inversions.
Know the equipment, the products to use and your field conditions before heading out
Be sure to read and follow the label instructions online before applying any crop production product, but especially the new dicamba formulations for use on dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans.
For every need and desire around the farm, there is always another product or practice that claims to make all the difference.
Considerations for tillage system decisions include the crop rotation on the field, amount of residue present, soil type and compaction levels, climate, weed pressure, use of cover crops, nutrient management needs, and the tillage equipment and labor available.
New university studies on how different tillage methods impact soil warming and health help answer producer questions.
The rugged, easily adjustable Sunflower 6600 Series Vertical Tillage System allows producers to manage residue, while protecting soil from erosion.
Tillage experts offer advice on how to prepare the ultimate seedbed with fewer trips to the field.
The Sunflower 4600 Series Disc Rippers and the 4700 Series In-Line Rippers offer options and adjustments to ready the field whatever your tillage goal.
The season isn’t over until you find out just how successful you’ve been. As the season progresses, we’ll be populating this section with the best ways to evaluate your results. Check back often or sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the latest articles as they become available.
We compared automatic downforce control using DeltaForce to two common fixed down pressure settings. Results: Across six locations*, automatic downforce control improved yield by six bushels per acre for heavy and by twenty bushels per acre for light.
Six different planting depths were compared, beginning at 1″ and ending at 3.5″ in half-inch increments. Results: Agronomists have long argued that corn must be planted at least 1.5″ deep for adequate nodal root development.
We modified seed disks to create doubles and skips in side-by-side plots. This created an average of 91.4% spacing accuracy vs. the control at 99.3%. Seed singulation ultimately impacts plant-to-plant spacing.