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Farm Progress Show 2012 Recap

Boone, Iowa
August 28-30, 2012
Details about the show

A full set of No-Till Farmer staff reporters hit Farm Progress 2012 in Boone, Iowa, August 28-30th. hey shot video, "tweeted" and "facebooked" along the way. Here is just a sampling of what they found:



New Hemisphere GPS Outback Max

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Kinze New ISO Compatibility at Farm Progress 2012

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Kinze Unveils New Twin Row
Planter at Farm Progress Show 2012

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Case IH Nutri-Placer

Case IH Adds New 920 Nutri-Placer Applicator at Farm Progress 2012

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Tires at Farm Progress 2012

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May Wes Stalk Stompers

May Wes 14 Inch Stalk
Stompers at Farm Progress 2012

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Trelleborg Rolls Out
'Premium Option' Tractor Tires

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Dawn Equipment

Dawn Equipment's Foresight Ground
Hardness Sensor And Downforce Actuator

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Miller Ag

New Miller Condor GC Series
Of Sprayers and Dry Applicators

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Case IH Twin Row Planter

New Case IH Twin Row
Planter at Farm Progress 2012

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New Inline Dual Tire Package For
The BLU-JET AT7000 Fertilizer Applicator

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Heartland Ag Showing
Ag Systems AG 6600 Sidedress Bar

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DMR Penetrator

High Speed Fertilizer Application With The DMR Penetrator

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Bestway AutoGlide Auto Boom Height Control System at Farm Progress Show 2012

Bestway AutoGlide Auto Boom Height
Control System at Farm Progress Show 2012

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Adam Reid, Versatile

Versatile Displays First Combine To Enter Market in a Decade

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Luke Thornton, Horsch Anderson

Horsch Anderson Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility

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Marion Calmer of Calmer Corn Heads

Calmer Introduces World's
First 12 Inch Row Corn Head

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Social Media Updates:

  • Trimble's new portable WM-Topo Survey System for water management.
  • Jeff Doran Planalytics expects trend toward norm to below norm temps and norm to above norm moisture for Corn Belt.

  • Fred Below U of IL #fps12 says weather, nitrogen combined have 53% impact on corn yield; add hybrid and the trio makes up 72% impact.

  • SureFire's new SureBatch precision liquid meter accurately meters liquids for injection to any material. #fps12

  • Exactrix building new high-speed, low disturbance fertilizer coulter from DMR
  • SO-IL Service has new 6-24-6-1 clear liquid ortho fertilizer called CropChoice for at-plant and foliage applications. #fps12

  • Hagie unveils injection system and tall-corn package for STS series sprayers #fps12

  • Greg Pollock, Alamo-Rhino, explains new strategic partnership w/ ALO-Quicke Loaders
  • Lots of interest in Case IH 1625 AFF twin-row planter #fps12

  • AgSystems unveils 24-row sidedressing bar with maintenance-free coulter assemblies

  • Sunflower adds 35 & 40-ft split wing models of 6631 vertical tillage tool, expanding off 32-ft model.

  • Great Plains unveils 20-ft Yield Pro 825R that rotates on pivot point for narrow transport #fps12

  • Wayne Kizer KB Seed #fps12 says if rains come this fall, annual ryegrass can be established to scavenge leftover N not used due to drought. 

  • Monsanto: Aim of Precision Planting buy is to variably plant both hybrids, pops to high & low yielding areas of fields to max yields. #fps12

  • RR Extend from Monsanto in 2014 beans offers glyphosate & dicamba tolerance. Extend is premix of 2 actives with low volatility. #fps12

  • Other than P & K, don't expect unused nutrients to be there next spring if moisture returns to normal: Craig Dick, Calcium Products. #fps12

  • Ike heads toward S IL, East Corn Belt. Ryegrass flights start in anticipation of moisture needed for stands: Dan Towery, OR Ryegrass #fps12

  • Micro-Trak's Troy Thompson sees a vibrant market for knob-based precision rate control tools vs. touch screen. #FPS12

  • Trevor Schurrman, Gypsoil, says farmers seeing improved water-holding capacity in droughty conditions where gypsum has been applied. #fps12

  • Growers starting to embrace apps as "electronic library" of planting info, say app developers like AgLogic, less burden on dealers. #FPS12

  • New Escalate from Agro-Culture contains 14% sulfur, 1% calcium & N. ideal for neutral to low pH soils. Band, 2x2, weed/feed. #fps12

  • Brandt #fps12 making bigger move in Midwest with Smart System, a micro fertility package that applied w/ glyphosate reduces plant stress.

  • Apache introduces Plus 2 model SP Sprayer 98% w/ engine efficiency (vs. 70% of hydrostatics). High power-2-ground at lower rated hp #FPS12

  • Met w/ Lori Costello, @AgLeaderTech, to discuss technology awareness & knowledge voids among equip dealers selling #precisionag at #FPS12

  • 24 rows of 48-row Bauer Built corn planter w/ Dawn attachments. Will be equipped w/ ForeSight. #fps12
  • Orthman's new config. of 1tRIPr striptill rig #FPS12. Billed as DROUGHT DEFENSE; gives corn better chance in dry cond.

  • Sam Lawson says NE farmer using Tango4 alum. cornhead (fr Argentina) sees 2-yr payback in fuel, tire wear/tear #FPS12

  • DuPont's Instigate herbicide #fps12 likely approval 4th Q; preemerge for corn w/ rimsulfuron, mesotrione; big for no-till in east Corn Belt.

  • DuPont's Aproach fungicide #fps12 for corn, beans to have label shortly; big on white mold; redistributes in canopy w/ dew, rainfall.

  • #landpride Predicts demand for Fall and Spring Pasture reseeding with grass drills #fps12

  • Paul Williams w/ #kubota tells us about the all new MG135GX at Farm Progress #fps12

  • We talk with #Kubota about the 40th Anniversary and how they are adding #jobs in the #USA at Farm Progress #fps12

  • “Dealers critical to ownership experience. Dealer-mfr relationship is critical to delivering the value prop." #fps12

  • Insightful dialog w/ Charlie May, @ApacheSprayer, on social networks, analytics & effective reach he is seeing in ag machinery market

  • Good dialog w/ shortline-only dealer at Salford. Vic Weisberg (IA) cited 7 key lines. "Operate off own $ & you don't hve to worry." #fps12

  • #fps12 new from #kuhn Krause Excelerator vert tillage up 40' ready I Fall

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