planter prep

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

Prepare Your Combine Now for Next Year’s Crop

Combine operators often are so focused on combine adjustments related to threshing and separating grain that they overlook the importance of adjusting their combine’s residue chopping and distribution system. “I tell farmers that next year’s crop starts with how well they cut and distribute the residue from this year’s crop,” says Jeff Gray, senior product specialist, Claas Lexion. “They need to make sure the chopper’s … Continue reading Prepare Your Combine Now for Next Year’s Crop

Hot Topics in Ag

AGCO Parts Program Rewards Farmers for Buying New Farm Equipment:  Each fall, farmers reap the rewards of all their hard work in their fields. Now farmers can earn additional rewards before harvest through the AGCO Parts Field Rewards program when they buy new AGCO farm equipment… Read More Treading Water; For Mississippi Delta’s Farmers, Great Flood of 2011 Is Far from Over:  This was supposed … Continue reading Hot Topics in Ag

Tips to Selecting Summer Annual Forage Grasses

Are you planning to plant a summer annual grass, maybe to boost cattle numbers or to build hay supply? Which one will you plant? It can be confusing because there are six different types of major summer annual forage grasses — sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrids, forage sorghum (which we often call cane or sorgo), foxtail millet, pearl millet, and teff. Each one has its own strengths … Continue reading Tips to Selecting Summer Annual Forage Grasses