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The “Largest Sprayer in America” Set for Display at the 3i Show

HARDI North America announces daily Ride & Drives of their Rubicon 9000 sprayer at the 63rd Annual 3i SHOW October 12-14, 2017. The daily event will be held in the Demonstration Area located on the northeast corner of the Western State Expo Center show grounds. The Rubicon, boasted as the “largest sprayer in America,” will be on display following the demonstrations in spaces O-39-46. The Rubicon, unveiled in July of 2017, is the highest capacity self-propelled sprayer in the market with a 2200 gallon (9000-litre) stainless steel tank. The front-mounted boom decreases the number of folds required for transport,...

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New technology from Verdesian is “The first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants.”

Seed treatment applicators no longer have to worry about waste when it comes to mixing soybean inoculants. Verdesian Life Sciences introduces a revolutionary new technology, FlexConnect™, the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants. Combined with a mixing port, FlexConnect enables applicators to handle and mix inoculants of any volume straight from the packaging, without transferring to a separate tank. This saves applicators time and money by minimizing the waste normally associated with inoculant mixing. “FlexConnect will transform the way applicators are using inoculants,” said Jim Pullins, technical sales representative for Verdesian Life Sciences and a key part of...

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War on Weeds Can Take Toll on Beneficial Bacteria in the Soil, According to Researchers

As farmers battle in their above-ground war on weeds, they may inadvertently create underground casualties – unintentionally attacking the beneficial bacteria that help crops guard against enemy fungus, according to Cornell University research. Specifically, Cornell researchers found negative consequences of the weed-killing herbicide glyphosate on Pseudomonas, a soil-friendly bacteria. “Beneficial Pseudomonas in the soil can help crops thrive. They can produce plant-stimulating hormones to promote plant growth and antifungals to defeat problematic fungi – such as Pythium and Fusarium – found in agricultural soil, but previous studies reported that the abundance of beneficial bacteria decreased when the herbicide glyphosate...

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‘Agvocating’ Through Social Media: How the FSA Enabled this Farmer With His Message

Ryan Kuster’s YouTube channel, “How Farms Work,” currently has over 110,000 subscribers. The purpose of the channel is to educate viewers about life on their Midwest farm.   Ryan Kuster uploaded his first video to his YouTube channel, “How Farms Work,” in June of 2008. The video, about chopping hay, raked in over 20,000 views. “It wasn’t supposed to be anything serious. At the time, there weren’t many videos about farming on YouTube,” said Ryan. The videos on the YouTube channel take place on his family’s beef and crop operation, Kuster Farms, in Grant County’s Potosi, Wisconsin. “How Farms Work” currently...

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Ready To Roll Once Again: Let’s Remember the Most Important Thing About Harvest

There’s a coolness in the air, and leaves are starting to turn. The onset of fall weather means harvest season is upon us. During this time, farmers have much work to do in a short time. That sense of urgency can lead to accidents and damage that might otherwise have been prevented. Alltech wants you to accomplish your tasks efficiently, and they would like to ensure you do so safely. Therefore, they’ve compiled some recommended safety guidelines that should be useful reminders during your busy season. Equipment and operator safety  Harvest inevitably means long hours spent behind the wheel...

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