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Cultivator Comeback
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:10 AM CDT

The old, steady row-crop cultivator many farmers discarded years ago with the advent of Roundup Ready crops is experiencing something of a renaissance.

"There is a resurgence in row-crop cultivators," reports Rod Haarberg, of Orthman Manufacturing. "Over the last three to four years, we've seen new markets blossom back. And the ramp-up has been amplified in the past six months."

Short-line manufacturers like Orthman and Landoll stayed in the row-crop cultivator market, while most major manufacturers dropped out.

"Glyphosate allowed producers to park their cultivators," explains Kail Schoen, of Landoll. "We are getting ...

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