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Dan Crummett
Ahead of the Curve

Multiple Hybrid Planters, Seeders to Debut Soon

Freeing planter mechanisms from chain/clutch drives has opened up a new frontier in variable-rate technology, one which sees several planters going afield this year capable of carrying more than one hybrid and planting them in specific parts of the field according to soil maps and planting conditions.
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Kanicki
From the Desk of Dave Kanicki

Back from Louisville

Last week in Louisville I got to speak to the Mid-America Equipment Retailers Assn. on Tuesday and then spent Wednesday and Thursday roaming the halls of the Kentucky Expo Center covering the National Farm Machinery Show.
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Lessiter
From the Desk of Mike Lessiter

Take Charge of 'Upping' Your Knowledge Quotient

With our company hosting two national conferences (each topping 1,000 attendees) last month, this time of year gives our team an up-close look at how just how seriously some take learning and networking. And conversely, how passive others can take theirs. If you were at our 22nd Annual National No-Tillage Conference in 2 weeks ago Springfield, Ill., you'll agree it was flat-out inspiring to see farmers arriving with a hot-list of questions they're determined to find answers for. These farmers were still pursuing answers long after a 10:15 p.m. presentation.
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Dan Crummett
Ahead of the Curve

Granular Spreaders for Speed & Accuracy

Whether they’re banding with a stream of air or broadcasting off the blades of a spinner, growers and custom applicators working with granular and bulk dry products are looking to cover more ground faster and with more accuracy — it’s all part of increasing productivity and precision.
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From the Desk of Kim Schmidt

The Future of Unmanned Robotic Tractors

Before too long, you're going to need techs to repair your techs. The other day, I came across an article from an Irish newspaper that said remote controlled robotic tractors and combines could be the future of farming, according to a top agricultural engineer and professor at Harper Adams Univ. in the U.K.
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