2018 National Farm Machinery Show Sets Records

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2018 National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) saw an increase in attendance and ticket sales and a record number of new exhibitors and exhibit sales. Over 314,000 attendees packed the Kentucky Exposition Center for the four-day event that celebrated 53 years of providing the agricultural industry’s latest and most comprehensive display of equipment, services and technology. With the largest number …

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FMC’s Precision Platform Provides Choices for Growers

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC is focusing on precision when it comes to crop protection. With current product 3RIVE 3D and newly acquired PrecisionPac from DuPont, the company is organizing itself around precision application technologies. While traits are important, FMC’s Rick Ekins said they’re not the only answer. Other modes of action like precision crop protection products help to further protect the grower. “The …

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FMC Managing Resistant Weeds With New Herbicide

Carrie Muehling

Controlling resistant weeds is an ongoing challenge for growers, especially when it comes to the pigweed family including waterhemp and Palmer amaranth. Technical Service Representative Nick Hustedde covers Illinois and Indiana for FMC. He said it’s important to use residual herbicides with multiple sites of action to manage these prolific seed producers that can germinate over a long period of …

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30 Second Oil Change on John Deere 100 Series Mowers

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere has just released a new line-up of 100 Series Lawn Tractors. The new models provide side-by-side pedals and other operator convenience upgrades. Especially notable, some of the new models offer a revolutionary 30-second oil change system that makes machine maintenance easy for every owner. That 30-second oil change is what caught my attention. So, I spoke with Melissa …

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FMC Focused on Crop Protection After DuPont Acquisition

Carrie Muehling

Since FMC completed its acquisition of a portion of DuPont’s crop protection business last year, integrating the two groups has been a high priority. “It’s been a monumental task to integrate all the people and the processes and things of that nature, but I think it’s gone very smoothly,” said David Wheeler, technical services associate director for DuPont integration, agronomic …

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FMC Introduces Steward EC Insecticide

Carrie Muehling

FMC has introduced another tool for farmers to use in the fight against the Western corn rootworm beetle. David Wheeler, Technical Services Associate Director, said Steward EC is not a new chemistry, but it represents a new use in corn to control adult rootworm beetles. Farmers can use the product in an integrated pest management program along with a larval …

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Camso Announces Remanufactured Tracks Program

Chuck Zimmerman

Camso just announced a new certified remanufactured tracks and wheels program that will be available as of March 16, 2018. While I was at the National Farm Machinery Show I spoke with Martin Lunkenbein, Service and Aftermarket Sales Executive Director – Agriculture at Camso. We talked about the program and another announcement that I’ll feature later. “We’re giving multiple lives …

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Pinnacle 2020: The Next Generation in Grain Drying

Carrie Muehling

The Mathews Company has been manufacturing grain drying systems for close to 65 years. The company built its first continuous flow grain dryer in 1957 and now offers four different drying styles to serve farmers growing a variety of grains. Company President Joe Shulfer said the Pinnacle control system has become a standard for grain drying systems, and this year’s …

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