Systems are selling briskly as dealers expand and replace facilities needed for stocking up on fertilizer earlier than ever.
At this summer’s shows, dealers can see the latest capacities, discharge power and upgrades on these serious haulers.
Manufacturers have plenty of expertise and products to offer for reducing drift.
Conventional wisdom says most tiny critters should have perished under last season’s parched conditions — but some actually thrived in the heat. Christian Krupke, Extension entomologist with Purdue University, would call 2012 “the year of the mites” thanks to the drought, though yield damage from both factors would be difficult to differentiate. Although mites are
Plant systems and software continue to expand in scope, linking buyers and sellers to achieve more profitability.
Manufacturers continue to step up to meet their customers’ unique blending needs.
The concept of the perfect blend of production practices to maximize input efficiency, yields and environmental protection is hardly new. In fact, experts at the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) would trace its definition back some 20-plus years, developed through cooperation between the fertilizer industry and the scientific communities. But the idea has taken on
Several retailers reported that planting intentions for 2013 so far are similar to 2012, with many still “bullish” on corn acres. Mitchell projects the Gulf region may see some corn acres replace cotton. “I think it’s going to be another big year on corn, but let’s just hope we get some rainfall this fall and
The demand for larger units continues, as does the need for time-saving and convenience options.
Early in the process of assembling information for the State of the Industry report, it was assumed that the drought of 2012 would still be fresh in everyone’s mind and a dominant factor in the spending habits and cropping decisions growers will be making in 2013. But not one of the retailers expressed concern that