Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ask the Application Specialists: How do I properly adjust powerglide plus

The Application Specialists are available to answer your questions about the Apache Sprayer and using your precision application. This week’s question deals with using your precision technology. Question: How do I properly adjust PowerGlide Plus? In case you are unsure what the PowerGlide Plus is, we will start by explaining it and then explain how […]

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E-Help: Updating the software on your field computer

Technology can make your job easier, but if you aren’t sure how to do something, it can quickly become stressful. Your field computer is an extremely important piece of technology for your operation. It is important you know how to update the software on your field computer. This will ensure you have the most accurate […]

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Top reasons we are thankful for farmers

This year is flying by, and it is already time for Thanksgiving! To help you get in the mood for the holiday we would like to share this infographic from Farm and Dairy, “10 Reasons to Thank a Farmer”. We would like to take an extra moment to thank all of the hard working farmers […]

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Ask the Application Specialists: Back by popular demand

What recommendations do you have for winterizing your Apache Sprayer? In case you missed it the first time, we are bringing back our post regarding the winterization of your Apache Sprayer. A few weeks ago, one of our readers asked our Application Specialists “What recommendations do you have for preparing the Apache Sprayer for winter?” […]

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E-Help: How to make your phone a Wi-Fi hotspot

Tablets are growing in popularity, but Internet isn’t always available out in your field. Use your smartphone as a hotspot to solve this problem. Tablet ownership is up 282% from Q1 2011 to Q1 2013, according to GlobalWebIndex in the article, “Smartphone and Tablet Use Continues to Rise: The Stats.” While some tablets have a […]

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Trends in tillage that can benefit your field

Farmers are adopting conservation practices at rapidly increasing levels. It’s no surprise with some of the benefits conservation tillage can provide. According to Laura Fribley, of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, in her article, “Tracking Conservation Tillage Trends“, “Data from the 2013 Tillage Transect indicate that as a result of tillage practices on Scott […]

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Ask the Application Specialists: How do I save an AB line?

The Application Specialists are available to answer your questions about the Apache sprayer and using your precision application. This week’s question deals with using your field computer. Question: How do I save an AB line? To save an AB line, you will begin by starting a new job on your field computer. Then you will […]

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Immigration reform will bring changes to ag industry

Changes in legislation can have an effect on how you handle your operation down the line. The agriculture industry has been asking for changes to current immigration legislation. The current legislation is not supportive of all faucets of the ag industry. Currently, visas for ag workers can only be issued for 10 months at a […]

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New paint on 2014 Apache Sprayer will protect against the elements

New on the 2014 Apache Sprayers , you will find a powder coating by IFS Coatings that is designed to resist chemicals and fading from the sun. It is also more resistant to the impact the bottom of your sprayer will face. Weeds continuously hitting the undercarriage can ruin the paint on a sprayer, but […]

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EPA regulation changes up for debate

As Farm Bill talks begin again, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation changes are also up for debate. Redundant regulations  could prove to be burdensome to farmers. By requiring farmers to have duplicative permits for pesticides, farmers will be subject to more paperwork. “This redundant regulation creates unnecessary liability and paperwork burdens on farmers, state […]

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