Social Media Updates:

A full set of No-Till Farmer staff reporters hit Farm Progress 2012 in Boone, Iowa, August 28th They tweeted and "facebooked" along the way. You can continue to follow our real-time updates throughout the show at and hashtag #FPS12, and on our facebook page ( Here are some of the most interesting/insightful things they saw at the show:

  • 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