Multi-hybrid corn planter trials
Think Different If multi-cultivar planters gain significant market share in coming years, farmers could see a big shift in the corn hybrids and soybean varieties available to plant in unique field environments, says Jason Webster, Beck’s Hybrids research agronomist. “It’s not only what you can do with today’s corn hybrids, it’s what kinds of hybrids we might develop for specific soils,” he says. Webster envisions ultra-canopy, flex-ear hybrids for planting on thin-soiled hilltops to shade…
There's Nothing Wrong With A 21st Century Farm
When it comes to farming, it’s likely that your notions about farming may be outdated. Brian Scott, a fourth-generation farmer, helps us to rethink modern-day agriculture. From tractors with auto steer capability, commercial drones and even biotechnology – you may be surprised to find out that farmers actually work in a high-tech space.
John Deere launches high-speed planter
John Deere revamps planter row-unit designs with two new systems. The MaxEmerge 5 row unit becomes the company standard, while the new ExactEmerge system offers a new high-speed option.