Deere & Company and Scherer Design Engineering, Inc. have joined forces to develop and commercialize kernel processing solutions for self-propelled forage harvesters.
Scherer has manufactured aftermarket rolls and kernel processors since 1999. With this agreement, John Deere and Scherer will develop a broader set of industry leading options to harvest crops and to produce feed for dairy cows.
The agreement allows John Deere dealers to offer twin-cut replacement rolls for John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters....More
New Holland Agriculture introduces the new BigBaler 340 Plus, the latest generation of its acclaimed flagship baler. The new model builds on the brand’s leadership in the large square baler market, which dates back to almost 30 years ago.
According to New Holland, the BigBaler 340 Plus offers:...More
The newest Taylor Farms system in Gonzales, coupled with its existing wind turbine, can offset more than 25 percent of that facility’s energy consumption during peak periods. REC Solar previously completed a solar project for Taylor Farms in nearby Salinas, and is working with the company on additional projects for facilities in Tracy, Calif. and Dallas, Texas....More
Krone announces Swadro single-rotor rakes which now feature Krone lift tines with new angled ends allowing the equipment to lift the material while raking, creating the Krone lift effect.
Previously, Krone lift tines were only utilized on twin-rotor rake models.
The special design improves harvested forage quality by reducing contamination since the lift tines do not drag on the ground or pick up other materials from the field. In addition, the curve in the lift tines improves the windrow shape....More
With the addition of Model Year 2017 RB5 series round balers, Case IH offers ISOBUS Class 3 functionality across the majority of its baler lineup and all Maxxum CVT, Puma and Optum tractors. This Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) technology enhances both productivity and bale quality.
From the beefed-up bale chamber to the rugged frame, the LB434XL is designed from the ground up for large-scale hay and forage operations. Operators will immediately notice a 31.5-inch longer bale chamber. This 31 percent increase over current LB434 balers delivers up to 10 percent higher bale density. Greater density means more crop per bale, decreasing bale count....More
Western sorghum growers should be on high alert for the new invasive pest sugarcane aphid found in heavy numbers in some fields in central Arizona and California’s southern San Joauquin Valley.
Some Arizona pest control advisers have reported heavy sugarcane aphid infestations in many sorghum fields. Staff at the Arizona Pest Management Center (APMC) has collected and field identified several samples in the Maricopa and Stanfield areas in Pinal County....More
Farmers are faced with new challenges and opportunities every day, a.k.a. agricultural problems - from feeding an expanding global population while meeting strict new emissions requirements, to producing more food on fewer acres while minimizing their environmental footprint.
To help farmers meet their challenges, Case IH five years ago (2011) conducted a survey to gather farmers’ perspectives on problems in agriculture and the issues in agriculture facing their operations....More