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Leveraging Data, Tissue Tests For Variable-Rate Payback

A relentless approach to data collection, tissue testing and management zones puts Sparland, Ill., strip-tiller Jay Riddell in the driver’s seat to optimize seed and fertilizer rates on corn and soybeans
For decades, the spring season was consistently stressful for Sparland, Ill., grower Jay Riddell. He dedicated days to running a field cultivator though his 1,500 corn and soybean acres while hoping for a suitable seedbed to plant into.
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Banking on Data-Driven Results to Reduce Nitrogen Needs

An annual investment in fertility benchmarking combined with an evolving strip-till system has increased yields and lowered per-bushel N ratios for Chris Armstrong.
North Bend, Neb. strip-tiller Chris Armstrong was just over the age of 30 when he made the switch to strip-till in 2014. That first year, he also decided to enroll in the Pioneer Encirca nutrient management program, investing $10 per acre in creating a database with a goal of more accurately applying fertilizer based on field-specific prescriptions.
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Conquering Stubborn Soils and Residue with a Switch to Strip-Till

Seeding and fertilizing experimentation enables Nebraska farmers to better manage residue, convert poor fields into pivotal performers.
Conventional wisdom is overrated for Nickerson, Neb., farmers Kirk Brand and Brent Willnerd, especially when it comes to getting the most out of their 2,600-acre corn and soybean operation.
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Technical Competency a Must to Support Precision Sales

For Aaron Wickstrom, keeping his 2,400 dairy herd fed requires triple-cropping on his 1,000 acres of flood and pivot irrigated fields near Hilmar, Calif. To provide silage, he first plants corn by May 1 that’s harvested in August, followed by sorghum that’s harvested as silage in October. He then no-tills a winter cover crop of Italian rye or a mix of wheat, oats and rye.
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Kinze Announces Hydraulic Drive Option for 4900 Planter

Hydraulic drive for the 4900 planter will be released with pricing in May 2016 to be available for spring planting in 2017 as a factory-installed option. For 2016 spring planting, Kinze is offering a dealer-installed hydraulic drive kit for 16 and 24 row 4900 planters.


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