Monthly Archives: September 2013

Record yields seen during harvest 2013

High yields seen this year despite some extreme weather conditions. Soybean yields reach new levels Nelson Crow added his name to the top of the list this year with his record breaking soybean crop. He grew 100.78 bushels per acre. While waiting to find out if he would beat the record, Crow said, “We were […]

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Ask the Application Specialists: What brand of oil is best for my sprayer?

The Application Specialists are available to answer your questions about the Apache sprayer and using your precision application. This week’s question deals with maintenance on the Apache sprayer. Question: What brand of oil is best for my sprayer? In 2008, ET conducted testing to assess the quality of oils available for your sprayer. Multiple oil […]

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E-Help: Transferring files from your smartphone to your computer

Smartphones provide you with an on-the-go option to document happenings in your field. Between taking photos and working on reports, you will want to transfer files from your smartphone to a computer. Field reports may include photos of insects or weeds that you have seen in the field. Instead of storing all of these files […]

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Ask the application specialists: Can I install a weight kit to lower the front end?

Our Application Specialists are available to answer your questions about the Apache sprayer and using your precision application.  This week’s question is related to the Apache sprayer and its design. Question: Can I add a weight kit to lower the front end? No, you cannot add a weight kit to the front end. The Apache […]

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E-Help: Adding events to your calendar

You aren’t always sitting at your computer when you need to add a reminder to your calendar or have a pen and paper handy all the time. The ability to add an event to your smartphone calendar is very handy when you are spending long hours out in the field. Instead of hoping you will […]

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Boost your savings with Section 179

Congress extended many tax deductions in 2013, including one important one for U.S. farmers. Unless Congress extends the Section 179 tax deduction, it is set to expire on Dec. 31. Equipment purchases made in either 2012 or 2013 can take advantage of the $500,000 deduction limit. Previously, the deduction limit was $125,000, but was retroactively […]

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Ask the Application Specialists: At what speed should I be spraying?

Our Application Specialists are available to answer your questions about the Apache sprayer and using your precision application. This week’s question deals with finding the right spraying speed for your application. Question: What speed should I be spraying at? On average, operators will have greater success with their spray applications when applying at 10-15 mph. […]

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E-Help: Increasing the font size on your smartphone

Smartphones are handy when you are on the go, but if the font size on your phone is set to small, text messages and emails can be harder to read. If you have difficulty reading your emails or text messages as you type them, there is a solution. You can increase the font size for […]

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Application boom height and the battle against weeds

The growing weed resistance problem is changing the way we manage our fields. Chemical companies are releasing new chemicals, which will require new methods in application. The trend in spray application is changing and the focus is on more specific application. Depending on the chemical recommendations, airplane application or high booms may not be viable […]

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Ask the Application Specialists: What year did we switch to a ZF transmission and why?

The Application Specialists are available to answer your questions about the Apache sprayer and using your precision application. This week’s question deals with the inner workings of the Apache sprayer. Question: What year did we switch to the ZF transmission and why? In 2011 when the ’10 series changed to the ’20 series, Equipment Technologies […]

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