Dan Crummett

Dan Crummett

Dan Crummett has more than 35 years in regional and national agricultural journalism including editing state farm magazines, web-based machinery reporting and has an interest in no-till and conservation tillage. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State Univ.

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Ahead of the Curve: Planting with Water-Jet Technology

Increasing interest in cover-crop farming across North America has a Canadian firm busy testing high-pressure water jet technology as a way to enable planters to cut through substantial amounts of residue without disturbing the soil.
Canadian firm developing ultra-high-pressure water jet system for planting through heavy residues and in hard soils with little soil disturbance. Look for possible retrofit kits for popular planters.
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Ahead of the Curve: Planting with Water-Jet Technology

Increasing interest in cover-crop farming across North America has a Canadian firm busy testing high-pressure water jet technology as a way to enable planters to cut through substantial amounts of residue without disturbing the soil.
Canadian firm developing ultra-high-pressure water jet system for planting through heavy residues and in hard soils with little soil disturbance. Look for possible retrofit kits for popular planters.
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Farm Equipment OEMs Quickly Embracing 3-D Printing

Additive manufacturing plays a growing part in today’s development of equipment components and even the building of small consumer parts, but don’t look for dealer-made parts in the near-term.
Additive manufacturing, better known as 3-D printing, has been causing a stir in the manufacturing field for nearly 20 years, but today the computer-driven process by which parts are created by successive layering of various plastic and metal components has quietly become mainstream in the design shops of major agricultural equipment manufacturers.
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Variable Intensity Tillage Offers Solutions for Varying Soil Conditions

By tilling fields according to soil type and residue conditions, growers will be able to control erosion, save time and fuel and maintain the productivity of their soils.
As precision agriculture honed practices for planting, fertilizing, watering and harvesting crops over the past 20 years, it has lagged somewhat in helping farmers with what many say is historically the most important factor of agriculture — preparing a proper seedbed for planting and protecting the soil for future crops.
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