Agriculture

The Crooked Road: American Country Music & Its Connection to the Land

June 22, 2017

American country music is something very familiar to us. It’s something we listen to on the farm, in our cars, and around the house. It’s something that brings our spirits up. But, why? Where exactly did this beloved tradition come from? There is quite a rich history behind American country music and connection to the land.

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In this post, you will learn more about the origin of American country music in a series of videos. You may be surprised about its deep connection to our land – likely one of the many reasons it’s part of the farming traditions we see today.

An Overview of John Deere Compact Track Loader Attachments

June 21, 2017

John Deere has several compact track loaders (CTLs) to choose from, but did you know that there are also many attachments available for these machines? CTL attachments can help operators with everything from moving material to tilling fields.

Compact Track Loader Attachments

Let’s take a look at some of the compact track loader attachments that may be able to enhance your productivity during the workday.

Rotary Cutters

The rotary cutters have double-edged blades, along with fast blade tip speed and a tapered side-discharge chute for clean cutting every time.

An In-Depth Look at the LS11 3-Point Mounted Sprayer

June 14, 2017

When we think of crops growing in a field, it’s natural for our minds to wander to a picture of rolling fields that extend further than the eye can see. However, this isn’t always the case.

Smaller fields and pastures are also often times used as areas for crop growth as well, and they too require nutrient application to reach their fullest potential. With these types of fields and specialty crops in mind, John Deere recently announced the introduction of the Frontier LS11 Series 3-point mounted sprayers.

LS11 Series 3-point Mounted Sprayer

An Overview of the 2018 John Deere S760, S770, S780 and S790 Combines

June 12, 2017

John Deere has rolled out a new line of S700 combines to suit a wide variety of needs through “smart” technology features. The S760, S770, S780 and S790 provide the superior field performance customers expect, along with new concepts for efficient grain harvesting.

John Deere S700 Combine

With new state-of-the-art CommandCenters™ and a host of other shared smart features, these combines are some of the best yet. Let’s take a look at each of the combine models and what customers will get when they invest in these Deere machines.

John Deere S760

John Deere S760

Twitter Gallery: 50+ Amazing John Deere #Plant17 Fan Photos

June 8, 2017

It’s that special time of year again. The time when we have a chance to see all of the hard work and dedication that goes into feeding the country and the world. The anticipation of planting season builds among crop farmers and growers throughout the year until, finally – peak season hits.

This remains one of our all-time favorite times of the year, not just because we enjoy putting together this annual fan photo gallery, but it also gives us all a chance to reflect on the incredible progress made each year.

A Look at the Highlights of the John Deere 4066R

June 7, 2017

Agricultural specialists who want premium features in a compact utility tractor without the high price may want to consider the John Deere 4066R. This tractor has up to 66 engine horsepower, as well as perks such as Hitch Assist and LoadMatch™. Best of all, it’s designed to stand the test of time.

John Deere 4066R

Let’s take a look at the key features of the John Deere 4066R.

Four-Cylinder Engine

This four-cylinder engine is turbocharged with a gross engine horsepower of 65 and 2,600 rpm. Its electronic control unit is designed to provide operators with optimum fuel control as they work. The engine also has hydraulic lifters for quieter operation, a heavy-duty crankshaft, and direct fuel injection.

Key Dates That Drove John Deere Worldwide Expansion

May 29, 2017

Since its inception more than 175 years ago, John Deere has become a globally recognizable brand that now has facilities and offices in more than 30 countries across the world. The wide-spanning presence allows the company to be present where their customers are located so they can meet their needs and requirements.

John Deere Worldwide

While it might seem as if John Deere has been a worldwide brand from the start, there were a number of key events that helped it expand beyond the American shores.

Let’s take a look at some of the key years responsible for some of John Deere’s worldwide growth.

Is the John Deere 3D Nozzle Right for You?

May 25, 2017
When selecting the sprayer nozzle that’s right for your equipment, there are many factors that come into play. John Deere offers a variety of spraying solutions that help refine performance and improve accuracy on the field. This concept is called “Technozzlegy” – the next generation of spraying nozzles, pumps, and accessories, which includes the John Deere 3D Nozzle.

 

Choosing the right spraying nozzle to match each and every application is not an easy task; however, there are a bunch of John Deere resources at your fingertips, including this guide. Reading brochures and product information is always great, but seeing these parts in action helps you get a better idea of how it will work with your equipment.

What Is Vertical Tillage and When Should It Be Used?

May 23, 2017

Vertical tillage is an agricultural practice that has been around since the early to mid-1990s. Generally speaking, vertical tillage is a practice designed to size, slice, and chop after-harvest crop residue while only penetrating a few inches of soil in the process.

Vertical Tillage

The residue of what’s left behind, as a result, is left on the soil’s surface to decompose. This will help to minimize erosion, enhance the soil profile, and leave a smooth and level surface for planting.

Now that we understand what vertical tillage is, who should consider it as a practice and when?

How John Deere ExactEmerge Improves Performance (Video)

May 18, 2017

Welcome to the next generation of planting! John Deere ExactEmerge™ planters offer more accuracy and increased speed. It’s hard to believe that with 10mph planting capabilities, owners and operators can achieve singulation, population, spacing, and uniform depth like never before. Get your profits to where you need them by maximizing productivity efficiency, and yield potential.

John Deere ExactEmerge

Originally designed for corn and soybean producers about three years ago, we thought it would be helpful to check in on how the technology is working for them. In the video below, you’ll have a chance to hear from one of the first users – Greg Smith, a grower in Cummins, Kansas.