7 Things to Consider when Purchasing Your Next Baler

It’s hay season! Are you in the market to purchase a baler?  If you said yes, then we want to give you some things to consider when choosing the next baler for your operation. First, you need to determine what size bales you want. Do you want large square, small square or round bales? This will help you decide if you want a round or … Continue reading 7 Things to Consider when Purchasing Your Next Baler

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

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

10 Quick Tips to Cutting Costs on the Farm

With the markets the way they are, cutting costs around the farm has become as critical as ever to maintain a strong bottom line. Here are ten quick tips to cutting costs you may or may not have thought of! Watching the weight – cutting back the weight of your tractors can save 3 to 5 percent in fuel costs. Though it’s easier said than … Continue reading 10 Quick Tips to Cutting Costs on the Farm