Agriculture

John Deere 3710 Moldboard Plow: Key Features and Benefits

January 25, 2017

The John Deere 3710 Moldboard Plow is designed to tackle heavy-duty jobs in tough conditions. It can be used with a rigid or flex frame to suit operators’ needs in a wide variety of cropping environments. The John Deere 3710 was also designed with high clearance in mind, meaning it can be used by operators taking on tall conditions.

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Let’s take a look at some of its other top features.

NU Bottoms

This moldboard plow has NU bottoms behind the mainframe. This prevents it from becoming a pinch-point for residue. Operators can also work at speeds up to 6 miles per hour with the NU bottoms, allowing for more productivity and fuel efficiency.

How to Plant a Wildflower Meadow in 4 Steps

January 24, 2017

The land that we live on is naturally beautiful, but there may be some spots of your property that you’d like to provide a boost to in terms of visual appearance. While there are a number of ways that you could pursue this, planting a wildflower meadow might be one of the prettiest when completed.

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You might be asking yourself, “how exactly do I do this?” We’re here to help.

Here’s how to plant a wildflower meadow successfully in four steps:

John Deere 1025R vs. 1026R Utility Tractor Comparison

January 23, 2017

For years, John Deere’s 1 Family Sub-Compact Utility Tractors have been popular choices for those looking to take on jobs around the property like seeding the lawn or building fences. They’ve also remained popular due to their comfort features, ease of use, and sheer entertainment value.

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The John Deere 1025R and 1026R have been popular choices within the used tractor market, but what makes one different from the other? In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the 1025R vs. the 1026R as we showcase some of the key similarities and differences between each.

Making Your Planting Season Electric with John Deere MaxEmerge (Video Gallery)

January 19, 2017

Make your next planting season electric with John Deere’s latest MaxEmerge™ row unit design. What exactly does it do? With the new design, plant population and seed spacing accuracy are improved. With an electric drive, operators can achieve greater curve performance on the inner and outer rows.

By making your planting efforts more productive, you can avoid input waste and maximize yield potential. Get better access to row unit components, eliminate shafts and drivelines and simplify your planter maintenance.

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It’s one thing to read it and another to see it for yourself. To help you learn more about this feature and the other features and benefits of John Deere MaxEmerge planters, we put together this video gallery. Enjoy!

Examining the Key Features of the John Deere DB90 Planter

January 18, 2017

Agricultural professionals who are looking for a planter to tackle wide open fields may want to consider the John Deere DB90. This planter is designed to plant 36 rows at a time with 30-inch spacing. It is available with Pro-Series XP™ units, and it can be equipped with the Central Insecticide System™.

John Deere DB90 Planter

Let’s take a look at some of the other highlights of the John Deere DB90.

Curve Compensation

With curve compensation, each row is handled according to its individual position. ExactEmerge™ allows the John Deere DB90 to maintain the correct population across the length of the planter. With curve compensation, there is up to 24 percent more population accuracy.

What Is a Subsoiler and When Is It Needed?

January 17, 2017

Soil compaction is an issue that’s faced by nearly all crop producers, and its effects can be damaging. In fact, according to the University of Wisconsin-Extension, compacted soil can reduce yields by as much as 50 percent.

While there are a number of ways to alleviate soil compaction that impacts the surface level of soil, compacted subsoil can be a bit more difficult to handle. For this reason, it’s important to understand the subsoiling process.

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Let’s take a closer look at why and when you should consider subsoiling as well as the subsoiler’s role in the process.

John Deere Loader Compatibility: Choosing a Match for Your Equipment

January 16, 2017

John Deere has a number of different loader attachments available that are all designed to take productivity up a few levels. However, not all John Deere loader models are a universal match for all tractor models.

John Deere H260 Loader

With this in mind, we’ve put together an outline of popular John Deere tractor families and the current loader models that attach to each.

1 Family Tractors

This tractor family is designed to help property owners become better gardeners, fence builders, lawn seeders, and much more. Here are a couple current John Deere loader options that can be added to the equipment:

How the John Deere 980 Field Cultivator Tackled Soil Work

January 11, 2017

The John Deere 980 Field Cultivator was originally designed to handle a wide variety of conditions with a tough frame and excellent residue handling capabilities. Its S-tine standards also produced vibrating action for optimal soil and chemical mixing.

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But, what are some of the other features it offered? Let’s take a look at what made the John Deere 980 Field Cultivator a must-have for agricultural professionals.

Strong Frame

This cultivator had a five-bar frame design with a roomy coil-tine harrow. Its level-lift design helped operators with seedbed preparation and chemical incorporation, providing consistency.

How to Make Garden Soil That’s Better Than Your Neighbor’s

January 10, 2017

Even though winter weather is still in full force, the spring season is just a couple months away. With this in mind, it’s not too early to start thinking about ways to improve your garden this year. Constructing a strong garden is much like construction a home or building, with the foundation being the starting point for building up. When it comes to gardening, the soil is the foundation.

How to Make Garden Soil

Here are some steps to consider as you look for ways to make great garden soil this season.

  1. Test the soil
  2. Apply soil improvement products
  3. Till the garden

An Overview of the New John Deere 2230 Field Cultivator and 2330 Mulch Finisher

January 9, 2017

John Deere tillage equipment is designed to help producers prepare a quality seedbed season after season before the planter takes the field.

John Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

Thanks to two new additions to the lineup, the 2230 Field Cultivator and 2330 Mulch Finisher, producers now have wider and redesigned options to get the job done even quicker and more efficiently.

Let’s take a look at some of the key specs and features of each new piece of tillage equipment.