Tag Archives: Equipment

Ag Rubber Tracks From Firestone

Firestone Farm Tires, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC announced the addition of Firestone- branded agricultural rubber tracks to the Firestone Farm Tires product portfolio. The introduction of tracks solidifies the company‚Äôs commitment to the North American farmer. New Firestone tracks for high-horsepower tracked tractors deliver performance and durability. Notable features of Firestone agricultural rubber tracks include: vulcanized ... Read More »

Going With The Flow

Now with two rotors, the Colombo peanut combine offers the potential to harvest more acres of whole, clean peanuts. Colombo North America came on the U.S. peanut landscape nearly 10 years ago. Since then, their axial-flow combines garnered the attention of producers for its different way of accomplishing the task of picking peanuts. Recently, Colombo NA changed from an Advanced ... Read More »

Prepare For Harvest Success

Know how to prepare equipment and keep it in top form for maximum harvest efficiency. Use the following checklists provided by Kelley Manufacturing Co. to prepare inverters for digging and combines for harvest before the season starts. Use the list of in-field adjustments to dial in equipment for your field conditions, and use the factors that result in peanut loss ... Read More »

New Products

Velum Total Registered For Insect/Nematode Control Bayer CropScience has received registration for their newest insecticide/nematicide for the 2015 cotton and peanut season in the Southeast. Velum Total insecticide/nematicide will deliver wide-spectrum, long-lasting control of nematodes and early season insects for better return-on-investment. Velum Total is a unique blend of active ingredients that works together to combat nematodes and stop insect ... Read More »

New Products

Soil Moisture Monitoring From Valley Valley Irrigation’s SoilPro 1200, powered by AquaSpy, delivers the most detailed soil moisture data in an easy-tounderstand format. With just a few clicks, growers can see the depth of their crop root zone, soil moisture levels by depth, soil electrical conductivity, temperature and water penetration from rainfall and irrigation. This real-time data give growers information ... Read More »

Maintain Propane Equipment

Service propane-powered equipment such as irrigation engines, generators and pickup trucks to ensure good performance. As farmers gear up for planting season, now is the best time to ready equipment following a harsh winter. Maintenance early in the season lowers overall upkeep costs and keeps systems operating smoothly and efficiently. More than 865,000 farms in the United States use propane ... Read More »

Tank Contamination

What is the possible impact on peanut of tank contamination from Dicamba and 2,4-D? By Sarah Berger, graduate student, and Jason Ferrell, Extension Weed Specialist, University of Florida Producers currently battling glyphosate-resistant weeds are eagerly awaiting the release of dicamba- or 2,4-D-tolerant soybeans and cotton. This technology has the potential to greatly improve control of troublesome broadleaf weeds. But, what ... Read More »

New Products

Valley Introduces Pivot Cruise Control Valley Irrigation recently introduced Pivot Cruise Control software, which allows producers to be even more precise with chemigation and fertigation. With the patent pending Cruise Control, producers can program a center-pivot irrigation machine equipped with a Pro2 control panel to automatically adjust its speed, based on completing a defined number of degrees in a specific ... Read More »

Maintaining Uniform Application For Sprayers

Proper sprayer operation involves calibrating equipment often and documenting it each time. By John Fulton Extension Specialist, Biosystems Engineering Auburn University Sprayer technology has rapidly advanced in recent years with new rate control systems along with technologies such as guidance and automatic section control. While these modern technologies can provide substantial benefits for farmers and/or sprayer operators, they do require ... Read More »