More capacity and faster unloading speeds are part of the Spearville, Kan.-based CrustBuster/Speed King Inc., grain cart. Equipped with a 22-inch computer balanced auger with 5/16-inch flighting, the unloading speed is 50 percent faster than smaller grain carts with 18 inch or smaller augers. The 1325 auger is equipped with a standard adjustable spout to allow better control during unloading. The cart has a tandem axle that will go down 30-inch row spacings providing better stability and weight distribution. It is supported by 10- by 6-inch heavy main frame steel tubing and has a narrow 12-foot width design for easier road transport. The empty weight of the cart is 17,000 pounds and the discharge height is 14 feet, 5 inches. For more information, call 620-227-7106 or visit www.crustbuster.com.
July is Smart Irrigation Month and Nelson Irrigation Corp., Walla Walla, Wash., offers upgrades to center pivot packages. Among the reasons to upgrade include: to add pressure regulators to compensate for pressure fluctations and stabilize flow rates, to replace old technology for irrigation efficiency, to improve irrigation uniformity, to operate at lower pressure and save energy, to improve crop yield and get a higher return per acre, to adjust gallonage to match soil and crop requirements, to replace worn out sprinklers and nozzles, to minimize operating costs, to take advantage of local power utility cost-sharing programs, to reduce runoff and solve wheel-tracking problems. For more information, see a dealer or visit www.nelsonirrigation.com.
Firm's product adds value to sorghum
Nuseed, a sorghum breeding and development company, has introduced Wholis, in its food product category line.
Using sorghum genetics bred for human consumption, Wholis plans to deliver ingredients with milling and nutritional qualities to food industry partners.
Nuseed’s announcement is part of the company’s goal to expand overall market and value of sorghum. Wholis represents an innovation with the opportunity to convert the world’s sixth largest crop from a feed grain into a premium food source. Nuseed is developing Wholis in multiple markets internationally. A number of partners—including breeders, farmers, millers and product marketers—have worked with Nuseed to improve the quality and availability of premium food-quality sorghum.
The Wholis brand reflects sorghum’s status as a whole, ancient grain, as well as Nuseed’s approach to the entire food system, which is to provide benefits at all levels of production.
Sorghum’s environmental flexibility and drought hardiness makes it suited to areas that may be marginal for the production of other cereal grain crops, such as wheat and barley.
For more information, contact a dealer or visit www.nuseed.com.
Plenty of decisions ahead
In some regions, waiting for the rain to let up has given many farmers too much time to think. Bottom line—something will likely get planted.
There will be a seed time and a harvest in 2013—even though it is cold and wet today. But there’s a lot to consider and decisions made in between that will determine the outcome. At Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers, representatives have heard several producers discussing foliar feeding their crop to replace valuable nutrients lost to the elements or that never got applied due to inclement weather. That may be a good idea, but before they rush out and buy fertilizer for foliar application they need to consider how and when the crop uses the nutrients, situation, economics including number of trips across the field and yield potential. The value of a foliar application is increased when producers combine fertilizer with an application they would normally make and with the precise nutrient prescription your struggling crop needs. Applying balanced nutrition is even more important to a struggling crop
For more information, contact a dealer or visit www.agroliquid.com.
Fleets upgraded with compressed natural gas
AMP Americas, the compressed natural gas fueling company put its first 12-Liter Kenworth T660 truck on the road. The truck is the first of 42 new T660 trucks that will upgrade one of the largest CNG fleets in the country.
The 42 new compressed natural gas trucks have the capability to travel more than 600 miles between fuelings and will hold a 136-diesel gallon equivalent of compressed natural gas. Powered by 11.9 liter engines from Cummins Westport, the Kenworth trucks will be outfitted with back of cab tank systems and a side-rail assembly CNG tank systems.
In addition to helping corporate and independent long-haul fleets convert from diesel to renewably produced compressed natural gas, AMP Americas owns and operates two fueling stations in Indiana. In partnership with Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group, the company plans to build a nationwide network of stations over the next few years. AMP Americas also co-owns a compresed natural gas plant that produces renewable natural gas from cow manure through a process called anaerobic digestion.
For more information, contact a dealer or visit www.ampamericas.com.