Andy Mingenback, on ground, and Brandon Hemphill construct an energy efficient building in Great Bend, Kan. Mingenback and Hemphill are expanding their general-contracting business to include energy efficient structures. Brentwood Builders LLC is an authorized dealer for Energy Panel Structures (EPS) Inc. The construction method is used
in residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial settings, and the structures can be any dimension. The SIPs include office and storage buildings, farm outbuildings, community and senior-living centers, and schools. For more information, call 620-796-2669 or visit www.build-brentwood.com.
Reinke VRI Rx Layers matches data driven management information with field, crop and changing weather. Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., Deshler, Neb., recently announced Reinke variable rate irrigation (VRI), a management product designed to improve water use efficiency and conserve energy while working to optimize quality and yield for growers. Reinke VRI provides the industry’s first fully integrated agronomic VRI solution when it’s packaged
with the Reinke RPM Touch Screen control panel and Navigator GPS. Reinke VRI enables growers to match water application to the changes within each field. First, electrical conductivity and RTK GPS elevation surveys of a grower’s pivot path are conducted to determine topography and soil variables. This data is then processed to determine the recommended water rates (prescriptions) for each field. Each prescription (Rx) precisely matches the unique attributes of the field, crop and changing weather. For more information,
see a dealer or visit www.reinke.com.
Firm helps producers find right product for right acre
No one size fits all solution for growers when it comes to corn and soybean performance. The DuPont Pioneer IMPACT (Intensively Managed Product Advancement Characterization and Training) trials collect results that provide accurate information about how potential Pioneer brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties perform in real world field environments.
Pioneer products are targeted to meet specific grower needs and matched to local environments to provide the right product for the right acre.
IMPACT trials allow Pioneer researchers and agronomists to test genetic lines and evaluate dozens of products in more environments than with traditional research alone. Throughout the growing season, products are evaluated in reduced-stress conditions as well as poorly drained soils, drought-prone areas, corn-on-corn production, high disease pressure, and a wide variety of other conditions. The trials assess traits for stress resistance, yield, standability, herbicide resistance and insect protection. The trials allow Pioneer to assess products for local environments, helping growers achieve higher and more consistent yields.
For more information, circle D in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a a local Pioneer sales dealer or visit www.pioneer.com.
Company expands conveyor line
Ag Growth International Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire a manufacturing facility in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, from UFR Urban Forest Recyclers Inc., as the future site for the Batco Manufacturing.
Batco started in 1992 and was the founding company of AGI. Batco went from making two-wheel hand carts to manufacturing an extensive line of portable belt conveyors used in storage and handling facilities for grain, seed and fertilizer. The new facility is located on 8.5 acres with approximately 114,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The additional space will allow AGI to install a new powder coat paint line and set up lean processes which will increase quality and productivity with the potential to double capacity.
Total project costs will be approximately $8.7 million and will be funded from the sale of the current Batco facility and other properties owned by AGI that are not in use. The facility move will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2013.
AGI manufactures portable and stationary grain handling, storage and conditioning equipment including augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories, grain aeration equipment and grain drying systems. For more information, circle B in the Reader Reply Coupon, see a local dealer or visit www.aggrowth.com.