Genetic diversity in corns of US

By Sweta Exclusive to Tractorexport Genetic diversity refers to different types of species as well as diversity present within a species. It is important as in absence of genetic diversity a species may show inbreeding depression and end up in harmful or lethal mutations. Genetic diversity helps a species to adapt in changing environments. Corn has been cultivated for thousands of years in the US. In the corns of US we can find genetic diversity in color, shape of seed and between [...]

Case Planters Setting Agronomic Standards for Planting Efficiency

While Deere focuses seed planters primarily on automation, precise seed location and distribution, and exacting pre and post planting soil manipulation, Case focuses on producing the highest yields on each planted seed. Though this may seem like a small difference in company design philosophy, the result shows up loud and clear when looking at the way each planter performs. Deere Seed Planters – Bigger, Faster Deere goes bigger, faster, and more controlled in planter designs. Deere holds the title to the [...]

Tractor PTO Generators – Better to Have One Before You Need One

Tractor Power-Take-Off (generators) generator turn the already useful tractor into a portable power plant. PTO generators convert the output shaft from a tractor into usable electricity, minus losses from conversion inefficiencies in the motor and electrical wave conversion. Tractor Brings Electrical Power Anywhere on Farm One of the struggles with farming large acreage is having power were needed. Using solar power is one option, but gets expensive quickly with the levels of power required for pumps, welders, drills, lighting, heating [...]

Tillage Attachments Get Advanced Sharpening From Case’s New Robo-Sharpener

Case already broke new ground with the True-Tandem 330 Turbo tillage attachment by creating new blade designs and adding a center blade. The new blade design brought benefits for leveling soil, breaking tough roots free, and cutting hard corn stalks, but it introduced a challenge for any farmer attempting to sharpen the wavy blades. New Age of Tiller Disc Sharpening Even normal tillage blades can be a challenge to sharpen. The tillage unit and a tractor have to be near the [...]

Deere Brings Self-Propelled Tractor Spraying Technology To New Levels of Precision – and Profit

John Deere’s latest self-propelled tractor spray systems bring total control to the formerly “spray-everything” world of chemical coverage. By using full electrical control down to each nozzle, together with global positioning system (GPS) monitors, the new sprayers put chemicals exactly where they are needed. Spraying the Right Chemical for the Right Crop For example, if a farmer wants to cover a certain section of crops with an anti-fungal agent, while another section needs micro-nutrients coverage, the Deere R4030 or R4038 [...]

New Seed Planters Have Farmers Planting Faster and More Productively Than Ever Before

Deere Co introduced the world’s largest planter in 2009 with the DB120 at 120 feet wide with 48 rows of planter heads. Depending on tractor speed varying from 5 to 5.5 mph, the Deere DB120 can plant from 90 to 100 acres per hour. That is a 30% improvement from the previous planter at 36 rows. Seed Planters Using Advanced Mechanics and Computers More imporant than even the width and number of planter heads, new seed planters are using both mechanical [...]

Combines Becoming Mobile Offices with Automatic Propulsion Controls

Combine harvester sales are up a staggering 47% compared to last year, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) report released July 2013. While both 2WD and 4WD tractor sales were up roughly 11% and 13% each, the huge increase in combine sales shows that corn farmers have both the funds and a sound incentive for investing in one of the most expensive farm machines. Combine Harvesters – Major Farm Equipment Investment Depending on a wide range of engine sizes, [...]

Advanced Spreaders Deliver General Nutrient Application and Cost Savings

One of the greatest costs for any crop is the cost of amendments or fertilizers. This fertilizer cost has risen so dramatically in recent years that the even with high grain prices, farmers struggled to make a profit after investing in the necessary amendments for sufficient crop yields. One aspect for saving money on amendments is how the amendments get into the soil and to the seed where they are needed. Spreaders are Older Technology, Still In Use World-Wide Past spreaders [...]

Deere Brings Self-Propelled Tractor Spraying Technology To New Levels of Precision – and Profit

John Deere’s latest self-propelled tractor spray systems bring total control to the formerly “spray-everything” world of chemical coverage. By using full electrical control down to each nozzle, together with global positioning system (GPS) monitors, the new sprayers put chemicals exactly where they are needed. Spraying the Right Chemical for the Right Crop For example, if a farmer wants to cover a certain section of crops with an anti-fungal agent, while another section needs micro-nutrients coverage, the Deere R4030 or R4038 [...]

Wheat Breeding Programs in Australia

By Sweta Exclusive to Tractorexport The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) is one of the most diverse and largest research agencies in the world. It is Australia’s national science agency and conducts several wheat breeding programs targeting areas like high vigor, water use efficiency, drought resistance, salt tolerance, for zones prone to high rainfall and for health improvement. Breeding for hybrid vigor CSIRO is involved in breeding new wheats with hybrid vigor that can out-compete weeds while giving high yields. [...]

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