Agriculture

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.

Exploring the New and Updated John Deere 4-Series Sprayers

June 4, 2019

John Deere has announced that it is expanding the top end of its 4-Series Sprayers with the introduction of two new pieces of equipment: the R4060 Sprayer and R4045 Sprayer. Both models will come standard with CommandDrive beginning with Model Year 2020.

Both of these 4-Series Sprayers are designed for large, broad-acre cropping systems and high-volume applications. The CommandDrive hydrostatic all-wheel-drive powertrain will also give operators the power they need to trek through even the toughest terrain.

Examining the Key Benefits of the John Deere N500C Air Drill

May 28, 2019

John Deere’s N500C Air Drill builds on the best features of the 1990CCS Air Seeder, which has been a staple for producers working with small grain seeds. Customers know that by investing in the N500C Air Drill, they are getting an air drill with the latest in seeding technology to boost productivity and efficiency out in the field.

“Easier meter access, improved seeding accuracy and increased capacity with less compaction were the most common requests we heard from customers,” says Ryan Hough, marketing manager for John Deere Seeding. “The N500C Air Drill was designed to give operators much easier meter access, and the latest in integrated technology for improved seed placement accuracy, control, and confidence, to help them do the best seeding job possible for cereals, canola, soybeans and other crops.”

Exploring CommandARM Controls on Deere’s F4365 Nutrient Applicator

May 21, 2019

When you’re preparing for planting season, you know that you need reliable equipment to help you get your seeds in the ground and see the highest possible yield. John Deere has several pieces of machinery that can help you do just that. The John Deere F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator is one example of a machine that you can count on out in the field, and its CommandARM controls always hit the mark.The CommandARM controls on the John Deere F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator are specifically designed to reduce fatigue. This means no more long, grueling days behind the equipment out in the field. The controls themselves on the CommandARM are also specially made to limit the amount of time it takes to train operators on the machine – they are intuitive and easy-to-use.

Taking a Closer Look at John Deere’s Environmental Impact

May 14, 2019

When it comes to the environment, John Deere takes its responsibility seriously. The company, which has equipment for everything ranging from agriculture to construction tasks, has developed a series of goals to ensure that it is always doing its part to help the planet.

Let’s take a look at John Deere’s environmental goals, how it follows through with its objectives, and what it does to ensure that its equipment is not having a negative impact on the planet.

Spring Field Maintenance: Get the Most Out of Your Agricultural Equipment

May 14, 2019

Spring is finally in full swing, with farmers having waited months and months for the winter weather to end. These same farmers are now beginning to think about planting and harvesting crops for next season. Despite this enthusiasm, however, many are now facing the result of less than ideal soil conditions which have been impacted further by the use of agricultural equipment. Some of these problems include ruts in the ground, amongst others.

Depending on where you live in the United States, the climate and terrain vary significantly, requiring farmers to think about new strategies for growing under these conditions. Luckily for these modern farmers, there is an extensive selection of agricultural equipment that helps to make this process easier, including the following: