harvest

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. 

John Deere 9560 STS Specs and Key Features

August 22, 2016

The John Deere 9560 STS is a part of the 60 Series STS combine line, which means it’s designed for high performance and any crop condition. Its Single Tine Separator (STS) system makes for easy crop handling while providing top quality of harvested grain.

9560 STS

Let’s take a look at some of the specs and key features of the John Deere 9560 STS and how it helps operators on the job.

Engine Air Scoop

The engine has air scoop advanced cooling technology. This provides continuous cool air to the engine and engine deck compartment. The radiator fan of the John Deere 9560 STS directs air over the engine as well, which helps reduce the amount of debris that gets caught in this area of the combine.

5 Combine Maintenance Tips for a Strong Finish to the Harvest

November 13, 2013

The fall harvest season puts large demands on equipment and unexpected breakdowns or poor performance can significantly impact yields, as time repairing combines takes away from critical moments that could be spent in the field. As the fall harvest comes to a close, let’s take a look at five combine maintenance tips that will ensure the final days out in the field aren’t wasted in the shop performing repairs.

John Deere combine corn harvest

Understanding and Inspecting Your Machine: Important prior to, as well as in the midst of the harvesting season, operators should perform thorough scans of their combines prior to rigorous days in the field. Neglecting to do so could result in lost time addressing issues that could have been dealt with prior to the day’s work.

A Visual Look at Winter Wheat Harvest Dates

July 16, 2013

Winter wheat harvesting is fully underway across most of the United States. Producers are firing up their combines and hitting the fields to begin (or finish up in some cases) the winter wheat harvest. Winter wheat harvest dates vary across the United States depending on a number of variables.

Some harvesting seasons last upwards of two months (California, for example), while others last only a few weeks. Whether you’re a wheat harvester or you’re simply interested in learning about the typical harvesting seasons on a state-by-state basis, this map we have created provides all the answers. Take a look at our image to get a national look at the typical start and end winter wheat harvest dates (by state).