7 Irrigation Tips and Tricks for your Crops

Now that your crops have been planted, the next step is to keep them hydrated. Here are some irrigation tips to help make that yield grow. 1. Management consultant, Peter Drucker famously said “what gets measured gets managed.” This is why it’s important to monitor and measure the amount of water that gets to the roots with a water flow meter. Water flow meters can … Continue reading 7 Irrigation Tips and Tricks for your Crops

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10 Signs That It’s Planting Season

  Planting season is under way and farmers are out in the fields.  We’re excited to bring you the Top 10 Signs that Plant17 is in full swing! 1. Forecasting the weather with your crops. 2. You got a little too eager to plant and winter decided to pop in for a visit. 3. Seed, Seed, and more Seed! 4. Weather is monitored more than … Continue reading 10 Signs That It’s Planting Season

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Get Your Planter Ready for the Season

Planting season is getting started for farmers across the U.S. and it’s time to bring the planters out of storage and get them ready for the fields.  Remember you only plant a crop once.  There are no do-overs in planting.  Here are some maintenance tips to get your planter ready this season. Avoid electrical issues with your planter by making sure all of the software is … Continue reading Get Your Planter Ready for the Season

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6 Tips for Purchasing Equipment out of State

  Warmer weather on the horizon is setting the stage for planting season. This also begins the process for some farmers that will have to purchase new or used equipment.  With today’s technology, farmers are finding it more accessible to purchase equipment long distance instead of locally.  This then opens the door for more of a selection to choose from across the country.  Having more … Continue reading 6 Tips for Purchasing Equipment out of State

8 Causes of Machinery Breakdowns and How to Prevent Them

When your machinery breaks down it can be pretty expensive to fix.  But if it’s during a season when you need it the most it’s certainly going to cost you.  That’s why Fastline is giving you the list of tips to help with any possible breakdowns in the future. Forgetting to read the owner’s manual Don’t think all of your machinery is easily fixed the … Continue reading 8 Causes of Machinery Breakdowns and How to Prevent Them