New technology can remove the guesswork from operating equipment and help drive management decisions, so it’s important to know which options are best for your operation. Consider incorporating these productivity-enhancing tech solutions.
When you want to check out the weather or see how your crops are doing, you look out the window or walk your fields. That’s great information — if you’re planning a picnic or evaluating your fertility program. But you need a broader view when making cropping or marketing decisions.
Weed competition remains a threat to vulnerable crops, whether they are late-planted, replanted or suffering from poor growing conditions. Carefully consider whether to spray those weeds. If you do need to spray, are you prepared to do the job right?
Most years, you would be happy to kick a little mud off your boots in July. But when those boots are hip waders, the situation is serious. If you’re dealing with wet, saturated fields this summer, careful management can help those crops finish the season strong.
If you’re unsure about the importance of cleaning your spray equipment, take a look around the countryside. The telltale yellowed, cupped or stunted crops usually appear just inside the field gate, stretch about the width of your spray rig and fade into the field. Properly clean your equipment so your fields will stay green and…