John Deere Adds New Tillage Tool

kelly marshall

There was no shortage of exciting new offerings on display at the John Deere Reveal in Moline, Illinois last week. One of those was the new Frontier™ VT17 Series Vertical Tillage Tool with adjustable gang angles, a rolling basket, and two blade options. “The point of these tillage tools is to mix, slice, and incorporate residue and leave a nice finish for a …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Tillage

Texas A&M Study Investigates Strip Tillage

Kelly Marshall

Drs. Daniel Leskovar, Yahia Othman and Xuejun Dong at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center have been researching conservation tillage methods that may offer benefits to high-value crops and the effect of strip tillage on soil biological activity. The study, titled “Strip tillage improves soil biological activity, fruit yields and sugar content of triploid watermelon,” investigated the influence of …

Fruit, Research, Tillage

New Holland Acquires Grass & Soil Business

Jamie Johansen

New Holland Agriculture will expand its wide offering with new implement product lines as a result of CNH Industrial’s agreement to acquire the agricultural Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. This business develops, manufactures and sells solutions for agricultural applications in the Tillage and Hay & Forage segments under various brands, …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Forage, Hay, Machinery, New Holland, Soil, Tillage

Case Launches Tool to Support Efficient Crop Production

Kelly Marshall

Today’s farmers demand precise equipment that can handle a variety of field conditions and deliver consistent results.  That’s why Case IH has designed a new Nutri-Tiller 955 strip-till applicator to help growers better manage nutrients and conserve soil. “The Nutri-Tiller 955 delivers the agronomic advantages of conventional tillage, along with the economic and conservation benefits of no-till,” said Dave Long, …

Agribusiness, Case IH, Tillage

Summer Field Days Focus on Soil Health

Joanna Schroeder

With summer in full swing, the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) has kicked off its field days with a focus on how changing nutrient management and tillage strategies, along with cover crop adoption, can create long-term environmental and economic benefits. The field days began in June and will continue through September with a focus on the Midwest, specifically Iowa and Illinois. …

Agribusiness, Conservation, Cover Crops, erosion, Nutrient Management, Soil Health Partnership, Tillage

Kelly CL2 Cutting Disk Premiers at National Farm Show

Kelly Marshall

Kelly Engineering introduced the second generation of a cast link (CL) cutting disc to the United States during the National Farm Machinery Show last month.  Shane Kelly, president and owner, shared a video with attendees that highlights how quickly the CL2 disc works to prepare the seedbed for planting. “The CL2 cutting disc is a revolutionary option for land management practices,” …

Agribusiness, Machinery, Tillage

Case IH Offers Aggressive Vertical Tillage Option

Kelly Marshall

Heavy crop reside and soils will no longer be a challenge for producers thanks to Case IH‘s new True-Tandem 335 Barracuda vertical tillage tool.  This agronomic and rugged tool cuts, incorporate, and evenly distributes the most difficult crop residue up to 4 inches deep, creating a healthy soiled for the next crop year.  Those attending the 2016 Commodity Classic had …

Agribusiness, Case IH, Soil, Tillage

ETS Partners with 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program

Joanna Schroeder

In an effort to help farmers realize the environmental advantages of precision nutrient placement, Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) is partnering with the 4R Stewardship Program, a science-based approach that offers enhanced environmental protection, increased production increased farmer profitability and improved sustainability. The program is founded on the concept of using the 4 “Rs”: right fertilizer source, at the right rate, …

Nutrient Management, Soil, sustainability, Tillage

NINJA Row Cleaner Added to Planter Pro Lineup

Taylor Truckey

The new NINJA Row Cleaner has been added to Ag Focus’ Planter Pro row cleaner line to handle the toughest residue and further reduce any row unit bounce. “We developed the NINJA by listening to our customers – their experiences and suggestions,” says Bruce Freed, AgFocus product manager. “We combined our patented trailing arm with pneumatic adjustment with sharpened, intersecting …

Equipment, John Deere, Kinze, Tillage

Study: Strip-Till Outperforms No-Till in Improving Soils

John Davis

A technique that’s a hybrid between tilling the soil and practicing no-till outperforms the latter when it comes to improving soil quality. This news release from the American Society of Agronomy says a new five-year study shows the benefits of strip-till, which has only the crop rows where seeds will be planted being tilled. “Strip-till is in between the two …

Agribusiness, Conservation, Tillage