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Heliae Agriculture, Gilbert, Arizona, is strengthening its product portfolio with the introduction of PhycoTerra ST, a new seed treatment formulation specifically designed to supercharge the seed microbiome, improving the ability for soil to provide necessary water and nutrients to the developing seed and ultimately improving crop yield. Read more

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Stirring up the nutrient application market, Puck Enterprises, Manning, Iowa, announces it will officially be launching its most compact and versatile agitation trailer to date—the Long Reach Agi. Designed for the evolving needs of nutrient applicators and liquid transfer operators alike, Long Reach Agi is fitted with the industry's first-ever telescoping boom. Read more

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To help producers more accurately document and follow each row of crops in fields throughout the season, John Deere has introduced AutoPath. This new precision ag application uses data collected from the first pass in the field, either planting or strip-till, to establish precise row guidance for all subsequent field passes, no matter the machine type or width of the equipment. Read more

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Hesston by Massey Ferguson, the hay equipment brand from AGCO, gave North American producers their first look at the new Bale Link bale management app during World Ag Expo 2020.The app allows hay producers to identify each bale via an attached RFID chip, then track the bale and its production information from the field on a tablet or smartphone. Read more

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The Cow Crane is a self contained, portable cow lifter designed to pick up down cows. Getting a down cow back into a standing position as soon as possible is important and easy with the Cow Crane, available from Swihart’s LLC, Quinter, Kansas. It lets the producer control the cow after lifting so she can gradually regain the use of her legs. Producers can lift a down cow without causing any trauma or injury, and use the Cow Crane to walk the animal, helping them get back on their feet. T… Read more

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The new patent-pending Pickup Pull Processor from EZ Ration, Kim, Colorado, is a computer controlled hay processor trailer that blends two large square bales of different feed sources into a desired ratio for feeding. It creates a cost efficient, nutritionally balanced mix of roughage into proper particle size for feeding cows. Read more

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Kubota Tractor Corporation, Grapevine, Texas, recently announced the launch of the new L60LE series. With the success of the launch of the L3560HSTC-LE last year, three new models have been added to complete the new L60LE series, which now offers a total of four models—two cab models and two ROPS models. Ranging from 37 to 42 gross horsepower, the new series offers an array of deluxe quality and comfort features at an affordable price point. The new L60LE compact tractors will be availab… Read more

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Osborne Industries Inc., Osborne, Kansas, has introduced a new digital weight display for its ACCU-ARM portable livestock scale. The new digital display features special programming that allows it to display animal weights within seconds and also to have a measured accuracy within 1%. Programmed with a “quick freeze” feature that holds a displayed weight until the animal being weighed is unloaded, the digital display makes the job of weighing small animals fast and easy. Settings are eas… Read more

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Nufarm Americas, Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina, has launched Panther MTZ herbicide. Panther MTZ is the latest in Nufarm’s portfolio of innovative Panther herbicides formulated to help growers gain weed management efficacy, resistance management and lasting residual control that improves flexibility come spring. Read more

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Utility vehicle owners need dependable, durable and easy-to-use vehicles to get the job done on the farm, ranch or yard. To address this need, John Deere is updating its line of Gator utility vehicles. Operators will find the updated units include new automotive-like features that make the vehicles easier to operate and provide improved control in a variety of terrain. When operators take a seat in a 2021 UV, they’ll notice the improved instrument cluster on the dashboard. The new instru… Read more

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Titan International, Inc., manufacturer of Titan Tires, Titan Wheels and Goodyear Farm Tires, has helped bring the legendary 1,100-horsepower Big Bud 747 4WD tractor back to life, having been stationary for a few years and at the Heartland Museum in Clarion, Iowa, for the last eight years due to irreparable tire damage. Read more

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Concord, Wahpeton, North Dakota, has expanded the size offering of its Precision Shank Drill lineup for the 2021 model year. A 39-foot model will now be available, in addition to its 51-foot and 61-foot counterparts. The smaller size now offers an opportunity to realize the benefits of the revolutionary PSD at a lower horsepower requirement. The Precision Shank Drill was first introduced in 2017 after years of testing and development. It was developed with speed and efficiency in mind. T… Read more

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Osborne Industries, Osborne, Kansas, has released a new feed flow adjustment system for the company’s line of Big Wheel pig feeders. All standard dry and wet or dry nursery, wean-to-finish and 60-head finishing feeders feature the new feed flow control, making adjusting and setting feed flow fast. Read more

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Watering livestock can pose dangers and health issues to them. When drinking stagnant, standing water, livestock are susceptible to West Nile and Zika virus because the water can attract mosquitoes carrying the viruses. Algae collecting in the stagnant water is another problem, bringing bacteria that can be toxic. Automatic waterers that use electricity can kill animals or cause dangerous dehydration. The Bar-Bar-A horse and livestock drinker, made in Plain City, Utah, removes the worrie… Read more

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Bobcat Company, West Fargo, North Dakota, is widening its attachment offerings with the introduction of the new small-articulated loader utility bucket. The Bobcat small-articulated loader utility bucket is ideal for standard-duty grading and leveling. Its material handling helps minimize workload and complete projects quickly and efficiently. The new small-articulated loader utility bucket has pre-drilled holes to accommodate ease of installation for many of Bobcat’s bucket accessories … Read more

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Performance results from 2019 show corn and soybean growers how MiravisNeo fungicide from Syngenta, Greensboro, North Carolina, is a dependable disease-fighting tool. Crops that received an application of Miravis Neo withstood pressure from the challenging corn and soybean diseases. During a year where unpredictable weather meant proactive disease control was necessary, results from field trials and grower and retailer feedback prove that Miravis Neo delivered the disease control and pla… Read more

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Vermeer, Pella, Iowa, has four premier balers available in its 604 line. The 604R Premium offers a net lift system that allows operators to lift rolls into the back of the baler using an electric thumb control, an auto-eject system to automatically open and close the tailgate, an increased bale density and increased capacity with a new design. The 604R Signature offers an Atlas Pro system to control the outcome of the bale from the cab including the shape, density and net tension rubber … Read more

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Designed for maximum convenience and versatility, the new LiftMaster 4000 lift table from LiftWise, Waco, Texas, has a fully lowered height of only 8.5 inches. It can be used to lift and lower a variety of parts into the ideal position for maintenance, service and other needs. Featuring a low profile and compact design, the LiftMaster 4000 is valuable to any heavy equipment shop, repair facility or other service operation. The LiftMaster 4000 has a maximum capacity of 4,000 pounds when r… Read more

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An effective way to reduce the spread of deadly viruses where poultry and livestock frequent is through increased hygiene and the use of natural biosecurity solutions, like ABSORB PLUS and AgFlu distributed by Brookside Agra, O’Fallon, Illinois, in partnership with a European manufacturer. AgFlu offers protection against the spread of contagious animal diseases, like coronavirus, which can be acquired from contaminated poultry hatcheries, livestock buildings, feed and farm equipment, sla… Read more

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The Air-O-Lator Corporation, Grandview, Missouri, now offers color-changing lights for the company’s Legacy, Ready and Platinum Font N’Aire lines. These lights are operable via Bluetooth wireless mobile technology and allow customers to customize their light displays. The color-changing lights are 12-volt, LED Lamps and are operated and controlled through a free app that customers can download on their phones. Customers will be able to purchase the light kits, order the Bluetooth option,… Read more

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AgTrax, an industry-leading grain accounting software firm based in Hutchinson, Kansas, has announced its new Elevate advanced bin management software, which provides real-time bin inventory management of commodity volumes and average grading factors. Read more

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For the agricultural industry, storage and warehousing is essential to hold and preserve goods from the time they are produced until they shipped to distribution centers and eventually to retailers for consumption. Read more

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Burrowing rodents like gophers, ground hogs and prairie dogs can cause much damage to property including building foundations, slabs, airport runways and landscaping. Hay and crop fields lose productivity and burrows can damage field equipment, even breaking axles. Livestock can be injured stepping into burrows. Birds are in danger when deadly poisons are used. Pets can also carry diseases that can be transferred through insects like fleas, possibly putting family and friends at risk. Ro… Read more

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GrassWorks Manufacturing, Lincoln, Arkansas, is offering the latest in weed control with its Weed Wiper product. The Weed Wiper eliminates any drift and drip concerns that could fall on valuable legumes, grasses or crops. The GrassWorks Weed Wiper weed control system is different from any other contact applicator due to the rotating steel drum. As it is driven, the drum turns in the opposite direction that the GrassWorks Weed Wiper is traveling, so the operator has a good wiping action o… Read more

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John Deere has added two new models of X series combines to its 2021 harvesting lineup to help large-scale farmers thresh, separate and clean more bushels per hour or harvest more acres per day, even under changing conditions, without risking grain loss or quality. The new X9 1000 and X9 1100 combines represent the next level of John Deere harvesting performance and bolster a lineup that includes field-proven S series combines. Read more

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John Deere has updated its entire header lineup for combines to include new HDR Rigid Cutterbar drapers, RDF HydraFlex drapers, CR and CF corn heads and a BP15 belt pickup. Each is compatible with John Deere X series and most S series and T series combines to help achieve maximum harvesting capacity while minimizing grain loss under a wide range of crops and conditions. Read more

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Dairy producers now have additional trait insights to help predict potential lifetime profitability. Results from CLARIFIDE Plus genetic testing for Holsteins and Jerseys now include cow-wellness traits for cow respiratory disease and fertility traits for cow abortion, twinning and cystic ovary. Previously available only for Jerseys, Holsteins now have milk fever available among the cow-wellness trait insights. These new trait insights are in addition to cow-wellness traits for mastitis,… Read more

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Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., Davis, California, a leader in sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, has announced that Pacesetter, a recently approved bio-based plant health product, is now available to corn, soybean and wheat growers in the United States. Pacesetter acts synergistically with conventional fungicides to improve plant health and vigor, increasing yield by up to seven bushels per acre in soybeans and 13 bushels per acre in corn. The active ingredient in Paces… Read more

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May Wes, a manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket poly agricultural parts including the original Stalk Stompers, has expanded its G4 Stalk Stomper product line to include John Deere 90/40 series corn heads. May Wes added the John Deere 90/40 series G4 Stalk Stompers to its G4 Stalk Stomper lineup to meet grower demand. The Hutchinson, Minnesota-based manufacturer introduced its award-winning compression molded UHMW G4 Stalk Stompers in 2018 and has since expanded the product line to in… Read more

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Vermeer, Pella, Iowa, has unveiled its 50 series 3-point disc mower. The disc mower has four different sizes with available cutting widths that range from 6.8 feet to 10.5 feet. It offers a quick hitch hookup and one person can do it with ease from the tractor. A quick clip blade retention system offers convenient maintenance. For more information, see a dealer or visit www.vermeer.com. Read more

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Vermeer Corporation, Pella, Iowa, has introduced its 10 series TE tedders for hay and forage growers. The 10 series is available in three sizes with tedding widths available from 17 to 35 feet. It has flexible tines to help gently separate wet and lumpy forages. The tedder is constructed with a heavy duty, solid frame and the Read more

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The Washington, Iowa-based agricultural consulting firm Continuum Ag is launching a web-based tool to help farmers evaluate their soil health. The TopSoil Tool is the first platform to integrate soil health data, soil sample data, tissue samples, aerial imagery, as-applied data, yield data, sensor data, scouting reports, and other agronomic information. Founded in 2015, Continuum Ag started soil sampling and determined that there was no proper system for evaluating zones, managing soil d… Read more

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Adding AutoTrac guidance to a variety of non-guidance-ready machine platforms is now easier and less expensive with John Deere AutoTrac Controller 300. This new universal after-market steering kit gives producers the benefits of integrated AutoTrac precision guidance with no impact on operator ergonomics and no steering wheel modifications. John Deere AutoTrac Controller 300 is a dealer-installed kit that is easy to set up, calibrate and maintain with no modifications needed to the origi… Read more

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Reinke Manufacturing, Deshler, Nebraska, has introduced the ESAC electronic swing arm corner technology for growers in the United States and Canada. Used in tandem with swing arms manufactured by Reinke, ESAC provides highly efficient and uniform water application allowing growers to increase yields under their swing arm corners. Read more

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Kuhn North America, Brodhead, Wisconsin, has introduced the KUHN Knight HP 160 hydraulic push box spreader that features the proven ProPush with a higher capacity, commercial duty package. The HP 160 with VertiSpread vertical beaters is designed to haul and spread solid materials from dairies and feedlots, including gutter manure, yard scrapings, bedding pack and feedlot manure. Read more

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Sort’n Buddy is a remote-controlled gate operator that was invented by a rancher for ranchers. This device attaches to any free-swinging gate and is controlled with a rugged durable handheld remote. This device opens and closes rapidly, meeting the demand for sorting cattle. The breakaway system allows for that occasional animal that blows by and slams into the gate, allowing it to break away from the controller to protect the motor. Read more

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For 2020, retailers and growers have easy-to-use options for building soil health and increasing yields via native soil microbes. One application of PhycoTerra soil microbe food available from Heliae Agriculture, Gilbert, Arizona, can start the process toward regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that focuses on improving soil health. The microalgae-derived technology found in PhycoTerra increases the growth of native soil microbes. The explosion of… Read more

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AGCO Corporation, Duluth, Georgia, a worldwide manufacturer of agricultural equipment, has introduced the new Fendt Momentum planter to North American row crop producers. Fendt Momentum planter from AGCO is designed to consistently place every seed at the optimum depth and spacing while minimizing compaction and eliminating pinch rows. The design and versatility of this planter offer a new standard for seed placement accuracy and provide technologies to help overcome planting conditions … Read more

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John Deere has updated its lineup of 7R tractors for model year 2020. Seven models are available from 210 to 330 horsepower and provide the size and horsepower options for diversified crop and livestock producers, commercial hay growers and transport operations. To enhance operator comfort, John Deere added an all-new cab. An automotive-inspired interior surrounds the operator and provides wide-open access to controls. Customers can choose from three Comfort and Convenience cab packages … Read more

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To ensure appropriate visibility and safety, vehicles used in the agricultural industry such as loaders, tractors and balers are equipped with hazard and warning lights. Whether roof-mounted beacons or directional surface mounted to the vehicle’s body or grille, these flashing strobe lights are essential to capture attention and warn of a potentially hazardous activity or situation, according to Grote Industries, Madison, Indiana. As the lighting world continues to transition to LEDs, th… Read more

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Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC, Collierville, Tennessee, has introduced Resurge, a low-dust humic granule tailor-made for precision agriculture and broadcast applications with fertilizer. Resurge helps growers maximize their soil-applied nutrient investment with the highest-quality humic ore source available. Read more

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Gerardo Molinar, fabrication manager at National Beef Packing Company, Dodge City, Kansas, is pictured shaking the hand of Ron Bell, a veteran who is special projects maintenance superintendent and a longtime employee. Read more