EQUIPMENT NEWS
Planting Enters the Fast Lane
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 04:12 PM CST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (DTN) -- John Deere got the National Farm Machinery Show off to a fast start Wednesday when it announced a new corn and soybean planter that uses a revolutionary new seed delivery system with a recommended planting speed of 10 miles per hour.

Speedy, accurate planting is the Holy Grail for farmers with a lot of acres to plant in a short amount of time. The problem has always been that too much speed has meant too little accuracy; a tradeoff that can cost yield. Those days are over, says John Deere. Its new ExactEmerge planter with a ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
Related News Stories
The Lore of Ferguson Tractors
Ambivalence about EPA
Preventing Hearing Loss in Ag
Machinery Chatter
Ambivalence about EPA
"Total Market Isn't Dead"
Machinery Chatter
Ask The Mechanic
Yamaha New ATVs Give Choices
Machinery Chatter