Agriculture

Enjoy More Productivity with Intelligent Boom Control

August 14, 2019

When you need more control on the job to boost your productivity, you know you can count on John Deere to deliver. Now, the company has rolled out Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) for many of its harvesters, and customers are rejoicing at the benefits.

“After using an IBC-equipped machine, the boosts to productivity and efficiency are undeniable, making IBC a must-have feature for any logging operation,” said Sakari Suuriniemi, product marketing manager for John Deere. “Understanding the demands of the logging industry and the labor challenges, IBC allows operators – new or seasoned – to work faster, even in difficult conditions.”

Accurately Track Applied Nutrients with the HarvestLab 3000

August 6, 2019

When you need to track your applied nutrients out in the field accurately and efficiently, you require a machine you can rely on in even the toughest conditions. This is where John Deere’s HarvestLab 3000 comes into play. With HarvestLab technology and constituent sensing, this piece of equipment will not let you down. Let’s take a look at how the features of this technology make it a must-have device on the job.

On-the-go measuring.

The HarvestLab 3000 offers on-the-go measuring of moisture, dry matter, protein, starch, fiber, neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, and sugar. It measures these components efficiently and accurately.

Understanding How to Achieve a Healthy Lawn Through Soil Testing

July 30, 2019

If you’re worried about the state of your lawn or garden, you might want to take a look at the soil. Without the proper foundation, your lawn or garden is bound to falter, and it all starts with the right soil. Soil testing is essential to ensuring that your field has the right nutrients to help it grow strong for years to come. Let’s take a look at some of the tips you can take into account to test your soil and make sure everything is in working order.

Exploring What the “On Life & Land” Podcast Is All About

July 23, 2019

These days, individuals can indulge in their passions through a wide array of content, with audio continuing to grow in popularity. Podcasts cover an extensive range of topics, including, but not limited to, agriculture, construction, and forestry. Now, John Deere fans have a new series they can check out to get their fix on all things related to the brand and life out in the fields: “On Life & Land.”

The Furrow Magazine, a print and web-based publication, has launched the new podcast series to give its fans an opportunity to share their own stories, which often relate to John Deere and/or agriculture.

Cover More Acres in Less Time With the John Deere R4060 Sprayer

July 17, 2019

If you need a sprayer that can tackle a large area efficiently in a short amount of time, Deere has the perfect solution for you. The R4060 Sprayer with the new CommandDrive™ powertrain is the company’s biggest sprayer yet, and it can handle a wide array of tasks to make your workday easier.

Let’s take a look at some of the features of the R4060 Sprayer and how it can help you out in the field.

Tips and Considerations for the Summer Wheat Harvest Season

July 15, 2019

Each year, the harvest season brings about the opportunity for producers to finally enjoy the fruits of their labor. According to the USDA, the summer wheat harvest takes place from mid-July to mid-September. As with any season within the world of agriculture, though, the timing for wheat harvest can differ from year to year due to a number of factors, especially weather conditions. 

When heading into the wheat harvest season, producers should consider the important role this crop plays, ranking third among field crops in the US in planted acreage and production, just behind corn and soybeans. Not only is wheat an important crop for humans but it can also be used as silage for animals – while underrated compared to corn, wheat is a great option for feeding cattle. 

Diagnosing Machine Problems with John Deere Connected Support

July 2, 2019

Operating John Deere machinery out in the field can be simple, but what happens when you run into unexpected problems? Deere has an answer for that: John Deere Connected Support. With this solution, you’re never far from an answer to your most pressing concerns.

Connecting Your Machine

Once your machine is connected to the Deere system, you can monitor alerts from the equipment remotely. This means that you don’t need to be directly in the cab to diagnose problems. With Connected Support, you can also view the in-cab display from wherever you are and pinpoint the location of your machine, as well as its prior path and coverage. Finally, you can monitor fuel level and idle time, all by simply making sure your equipment is connected to the Deere system.

Learning How to Restore a Pasture with an Overseeder

June 26, 2019

Just because your pasture has seen better days doesn’t mean you can’t revitalize it with the right equipment. John Deere has a number of machines that are specially designed to help with pasture management, and the overseeder is one of them. With the Frontier Overseeder, you can bright any pasture back to life, regardless of its condition. Let’s take a look at how the equipment can help you restore your pasture and get back to work.

  • With a Frontier Overseeder, you can choose between a pair of angle-adjustable spiked front rollers or front disks to prepare your soil for seeding.

Taking a Deep Dive Into the Capabilities of Round Balers

June 17, 2019

For producers across the country, haying plays an important role in keeping farms up and running all year round. As with any task, having the right equipment is critical to meeting yield and baling goals. While the industry has changed over several decades, balers have continued to help producers meet these targets each year. It may come as no surprise that John Deere changed the game when it introduced the 14T Baler in 1957; this piece of equipment, which was the industry’s first bale ejector, produced well-formed, twine-tied bales and made haying a one-person operation for the first time in history.

Breaking Down the Latest John Deere Air Seeding Updates

June 12, 2019

John Deere recently made a number of updates to its air seeding equipment. To begin, the company created a new naming strategy, which is designed to help customers identify key product information. Deere has also implemented new features to make its machinery even easier to use. Let’s take a look at some of the changes that are rolling out across air seeding equipment.

  • The first letter of a piece of equipment will now indicate its machine type. For example, the N500C has an “N” to designate that it is a no-till drill, equipped with ProSeries openers.