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User Picture Brian Dougherty
  • 610
  • Dubuque, IA

Planter setup and maintenance for optimal performance

 
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Spring planting is right around the corner! In our latest podcast we discuss last-minute planter maintenance, planter setup for different conditions, assessing planter performance, and high-speed planting. 

 

User Picture Cheryl Mitchell
  • 1220
  • Champaign County, Illinois

Farm Progress Show 2021

 
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Hi TopYield,

This post is a preview to next week's Tuesday TopYield video...Spoiler alert!

What a day! I just got back from the Farm Progress Show, which, is a whopping 40 minutes from my home. I have heard about this show for several years and just never went. Well, I did! Firs…

User Picture The Indiana Farmer
  • 1130
  • N.W. Indiana

Corn Plots!

 
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What do you find beneficial with corn plots?

 

User Picture The Indiana Farmer
  • 1130
  • N.W. Indiana
User Picture Mary Pat Sass
  • 1650
  • McHenry County, Illinois

Inside the Tractor Cab=Planting Monitors Explained

 
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Hubs goes through all the monitors in our planting tractor.  It's amazing the amount of technology that helps us do the best job we can at planting!

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 3465
  • Dallas County, Iowa

Planters are Rolling! What News Will Tomorrow's Iowa Crop Report Bring?

 
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Planters are rolling all throughout the Corn Belt. According to the most recent Iowa Crop Report issued last Monday by the Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, only 20% of Iowa's corn acres were planted as of April 26th. I'm guessing tomorrow's report will indicate ov…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2310
  • Polk County, Iowa

Crop seeding depth is tricky in dry soils. -- are Midwest soybean growers facing a "dusting it in" situation this spring?

 
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Brian Arnall, Oklahoma State University, introduced me to the term, "dusting it in" in a recent TopYield Ag discussion. This is a concept he described practiced usually for wheat in the Plains states, but quite unusual for Midwest corn and soybean growers.

Are we facing a "…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2310
  • Polk County, Iowa

What are benefits of planter downforce technology in maintaining uniform seeding depth?

 
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A previous post on seeding depth gauge planter adjustments prompted a question on value of planter “active downforce pressure” in maintaining uniform seeding depth. There was an observation that when planting into cover crops growers observed an increase in planter row unit do…

User Picture The Indiana Farmer
  • 1130
  • N.W. Indiana

Cold weather and planting

 
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Thought this was a good chart.

 

User Picture Kent Bennis
  • 2940
  • Delmar, Iowa

2021 Planting Time Decision

 
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The forecast is for Zero heat unit accumulation in the Upper Midwest for the next 10 days?

The calendar says to start planting now or in the next few days.  Will you start planting if you are a farmer or

if you are an Agronomist what are you recommending?  What is the sentiment …