At the John Deere seeding equipment preview event in Valley City, ND, Product Manager Tyler Rumbold breaks down key features of the newly introduced John Deere 76-foot 1870 Air Seeder. Constructed to be 24 feet wider than the previous largest model, the drill includes seed opener modifications to optimize nutrient uptake. The release also includes TruSet compatible technology, which allows for in-cab depth adjustment on seed placement, and RelativeFlow, which alerts users of potential tower blockages in real-time.
Erosion control and banded nutrient placement are a couple of the reasons New Prague, Minn., strip-tiller Greg Entinger adopted strip-till in 2015. He shares some of the economic objectives and measurable returns he's seen with reduced fuel usage, selling full-width tillage equipment and fertilizer cost savings.