What do oats, annual ryegrass, sorghum, sudan grass, cereal rye, triticale, wheat, spelt, barley, cowpea, winter pea, red clover, sweet clover, hairy vetch, alfalfa, mung beans, radishes and turnips all have in common?
I like technology. I’m not a techno-geek, however I do like what technology can offer in the way of providing information and making decisions more timely and accurately.
I used to listen to a radio in my truck. Now, when I’m looking at a new vehicle, I have to wade through a variety of choices for “infotainment systems.”
About a year ago, I was in the market for a new pickup truck. Since I had not purchased one in a few years, I was somewhat taken aback by the price on the window sticker. Nearly $58,000 for the model I wanted with the options I “had to have.”
Every time haying season rolls around, I’m reminded of the first real job I had: working on a hay crew. I recall stacking small square bales all day under a blazing sun and dealing with humidity so high you could almost swim in it.
Take a step into my machine shed. You’re sure to stumble across a variety of 2-cycle, gas-powered outdoor power tools including a leaf blower, a couple of chain saws, a garden tiller, a walk-behind mower and a weed trimmer/edger. I’ve used these items for years. They’re powerful and fairly e…
Clear away dirt, debris, small tree limbs and rocks from the saw’s chain path. Look for nails, spikes or other metal in the tree before cutting.Shut off saw or engage its chain brake when carrying saw on rough or uneven terrain.Keep your hands on the saw’s handles, and maintain secure footin…
Let’s face it, we’re primarily in corn and soybean country. It can’t be all that difficult to choose a planter, right?
In all the excitement over spring row-crop tillage and planting, we might well overlook other areas that are greening up quickly.
Over the years, I’ve been privileged to attend a good many farm shows and new product introductions from the likes of John Deere, CNH and AGCO. The equipment never ceases to amaze. Bigger. Faster. Easier to use with the latest technology embedded.