Competition Tractors on Display

Chuck Zimmerman

During the day attendees here at the National Farm Machinery Show can mingle with the drivers and mechanics who are competing in the Championship Tractor Pull which runs each evening. Most of the competitors are displayed around the arena here like the “Black Viper” here. This has got to be a tractor lovers dream location and it was packed with …

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Protect Those Plants Early

Chuck Zimmerman

Dr. Clarence Swanton was here at the National Farm Machinery Show today. He’s a researcher from the University of Guelph, Ontario who’s done research on the mechanism of yield loss. He was in the Syngenta booth to talk to growers about yield protection. I think his research is fascinating because he’s looking into the environment in which a seedling grows, …

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OptiGro Snapshots From John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the cool things John Deere is talking about in their booth here at the National Farm Machinery Show is their OptiGro Variable Rate Imagery System. Pictured here is the spectral imaging camera they use to take pictures with. This system is available through the John Deere Agri Services division. According to Midwest Manager, Jeff Keiser, farmers can get …

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Live From the National Farm Machinery Show

Chuck Zimmerman

This show has been interesting from the media standpoint since we don’t really have a common location to work from. Usually all of us media types can work side by side in relative peace and quiet away from the crowds. This afternoon I did a walk around and found some of my media buddies working in various places. Jeff Nalley, …

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Kicking Off The Tractor Pull

Chuck Zimmerman

Getting back to the National Farm Machinery Championship Tractor Pull, which is sponsored by Syngenta . . . The opening ceremony included remarks from Ron Cowman, Syngenta area sales representative (pictured on the right). I hope I have his name spelled right. Ron made a few remarks with the announcer on the track. He got to talk about what they …

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Championship Tractor Pull By Syngenta

Chuck Zimmerman

I thought I would go to tonight’s tractor pull competition for just a little while and wound up staying way longer than I intended. This is my first indoor tractor pull. Thank goodness and Syngenta for that considering how cold it is outside. The National Farm Machinery Championship Tractor Pull has been sponsored by Syngenta for a long time. I …

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