Seeding & Planting

Agritechnica 2017

New Handheld Tool to Monitor Grain Moisture, Protein

A sneak peek at the new GrainSense mobile monitoring system. Measures moisture and protein in wheat, barley, oats and rye in near real-time, with additional crops being tested. The system can be used ahead of harvest to time optimal harvest window. Relays data to mobile app in 30 seconds after scan. Initial cost will be about $4,500 and the product is scheduled to be released in Finland and Sweden in 2018.
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Economics: Jorgensen Land & Cattle Case Study, Part 2 of 5

This is the second in a five-part series from the South Dakota NRCS on the financial side of soil health and the particulars that apply to the Jorgensen Land & Cattle operation in Ideal, S.D. Here, Nick Jorgensen provides a simple calculation related to equipment costs based on what Jorgensen land and cattle may have done 30 years ago in a wheat-fallow system compared to today.
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To Make Cover Crops Fit, A Little Space Makes a Big Difference

Through improvements to his implement guidance and air seeder setup, Chaplin, Ill., farmer John Werries finds the cure for cover crop overgrowth and accuracy missteps.
John Werries, his son Dean, and one employee are no strangers to making adjustments year-to-year to combat the unpredictable conditions of their Chaplin, Ill., operation of no-tilled beans and strip-tilled corn.
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