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Calibrating Drills For Wheat Seeding

As producers gear up for wheat planting, calibration of the seeder is extremely important. Below are two tables to use as quick references in the calibration process. Most producers are using drills with 7.5-inch row spacing. The first table calculates how much seed to collect in 50 linear feet from one row of the drill.
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Crop Sensors Making Their Case

These high-tech precision units can spoon-feed nitrogen where it’s needed to maximize yields — but do they pay their way?
It’s a two-sided coin that every farmer wants to achieve: maximum yields with minimum inputs. Crop-sensor technology can, according to ongoing farmer and university research, help accomplish that.
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Tips For Yield-Monitor Calibration

GPS-based yield data has proven to be an extremely valuable management tool, but improperly calibrated yield monitors can essentially generate difficult to interpret or useless data.
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Scout Fields, Check Combine For Better Yields And Safe Harvest

Evaluating no-till stands, residue and equipment can help you improve profitability at harvest-time this fall and for years to come.
Harvest last year was a real challenge for many no-tillers as crops didn’t dry out and harvest was late. In many cases, this didn't allow much time during the harvest to assess overall no-till management.
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Be Precise With Fall Fertilizer Applications

Soil testing, variable-rate technology and calibration are critical in managing a successful no-till nutrient program.
Considering the large increases in commodity and fertilizer prices, fine-tuning your fertilization program will definitely pay big dividends. Soil testing and yield monitoring are essential in helping you determine your crop’s fertilizer needs.
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Is it Time to Replace Your Spray Nozzles?

Calibrating sprayers and checking nozzles step by step can prevent costly misapplication of your chemicals.
Given the high cost of applying pesticides in your fields today, replacement of worn nozzles is the best insurance against waste. The investment in a set of new spray nozzles is dwarfed by the cost of the chemicals being applied. But when should nozzles be replaced?
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