Articles by Ann Hess

Syngenta: Weeds were a thorn in many growers’ sides in 2017

· September 19, 2017

Palmer pigweed and waterhemp went viral across the Midwest this 2017 growing season so it was no surprise that weed control was one of the most popular questions Syngenta fielded this year at the Farm Progress Show. “You can drive down the road here in central Illinois and pick out the soybean fields where you […]

CASE celebrates 175 with red skid steer, compact track loader

· September 19, 2017

Sometimes there are larger projects out on the farm where a tractor just won’t do. That’s where CASE Construction comes in. “The main differentiator for CASE in the agriculture space is the fact that we are a full line supplier that the ag customer can look to when they are working on larger projects, when […]

New Holland lineup includes future concepts, practical tools

· September 18, 2017

From large livestock operations to the part-time hobby farmer, New Holland has you covered. We had the opportunity to sit down with Dan Valen, Director of Product Marketing for New Holland North America, at the 2017 Farm Progress Show to get the details on three of our faves from their new lineup. Methane powered concept […]

Can-Am Defender just keeps getting bigger and better

· September 15, 2017

Since Can-Am rolled out its Defender UTV out on the farm in 2016, the company has continued to make upgrades to the machine’s fit and finish. We had the opportunity to chat with Andrew Howard at the Can-Am booth at the 2017 Farm Progress on some of the specific 2018 upgrades for the Defender.   […]

Kubota’s M6S-111 comes from long lineage of quality tractors

· September 15, 2017

In this current economic climate, many farmers are looking for a good standard economy tractor and that’s where Kubota’s M6S-111 hopes to fit the bill. “In this day and age with the depressed farm economy, a lot of customers are looking for more value in tractors and this is a very value conscious tractor,” said […]

Channel’s Field Checkup Series: A grower’s scouting partner

· September 15, 2017

While there’s a ton of agronomy information at the touch of a fingertip these days, sometimes the best method for getting through the growing season, is a boots on the ground approach or as Channel calls it a Field Checkup Series. “When our Seedsmen are out there they are doing some scouting, but they are […]

BASF: Digital farming takes guesswork out of decision making

· September 14, 2017

There’s no doubt about it – farming is going digital. But it can often be confusing as to what digital platforms could help or hinder the decision-making process each growing season. “One of the key things farmers are telling us is look I have lots of data. I don’t have much insights into what I […]

Waterhemp worries? Dow AgroSciences says start 2018 plan

· September 13, 2017

Resistant to five modes of action, can travel a half mile or further under windy conditions, and remain viable in the soil for several years — there is no doubt about it, waterhemp is a beast. “Whether they are from Missouri, Illinois, or Minnesota, it sounds like they all have a very similar problem with […]

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