At the start of the week, USDA estimated 98 percent of the U.S. rice crop had been planted, 87 percent had emerged and 66 percent of the crop was in good to excellent condition.
In the Mid-South states, planting ranged from 98 percent planted in Mississippi to 100 percent planted in Missouri, but weather — heavy rains and cooler than normal temperatures — continues to frustrate plant development and management schedules....More
To help ag service providers and large-scale producers apply fertilizer and lime to more acres per day during short, busy application seasons, John Deere introduces the F4365 High Capacity Nutrient Applicator.
This new machine offers increased capacity with a 330-cubic foot New Leader dry spinner spreader that can apply fertilizer at rates up to 1,100 lbs. per acre and lime at rates up to 6,600 lbs. per acre....More
Nearly 16 years ago, John Deere changed farming when it introduced the StarFire guidance system. Improvements were made in the following years with StarFire iTC and StarFire 3000 receivers. Now, the company takes satellite-based guidance to even higher levels of accuracy, repeatability and signal pull-in speed with the introduction of the StarFire 6000 receiver and SF3 signal....More
“The new enhanced version of Pipe Planner is based largely on grower input and provides irrigation solutions to both row crop needs and the unique challenges of rice crops,” said Sean Whiteley, Delta Plastics CEO....More