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Versatile is introducing DeltaTrack, a four track integrated tractor. In conjunction with Camoplast, Versatile engineers designed the DeltaTrack to be a dedicated track machine. Two track width options will be available, 30-inch and 36-inch systems. The integrated track undercarriage mounting system includes a reinforced connection to the tractor frame so that the frame absorbs load, reducing stress on the undercarriage and track components. The large one piece cast drive sprocket features industry leading drive bar engagement for better torque transfer and longer life. The 8 1/2 inch drive lugs are the largest in the industry and eliminate track slippage. The tractor base platform includes a Cummins QSX 15-liter engine and is coupled to a CAT TA-22 16-speed power shift transmission. The DeltaTrack will begin production this fall in three sizes including 450, 500 and 550 horsepower For more information, circle A in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.versatile-ag.com.


Valley Irrigation will have three field days to offer educational information about center pivot irrigation equipment, variable rate technology, water application technology, and crop management.

The first field day will be July 26 at Taylor Farms near Ames, Neb., and will focus on soybean and corn management. The second field day, focusing on waste water management, will be Aug. 26 at Fair Oaks Farms near Fair Oaks, Ind., and the final field day, focusing on potato and vegetable management, will be Sept. 9 at CSS Farms near Minden, Neb. Each event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include lunch and demonstrations.

Industry leading representatives from Valley Irrigation, local universities, and Servi-Tech will present the latest in irrigation equipment, soil and crop management, and variable rate technology. Authorized providers will present on the latest technologies in water application. Early registration is required and is one week in advance of the Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 events. To register, visit ValleyIrrigation.com/FD2013.

For more information, circle E in the Reader Reply Coupon, see a local dealer or visit www.valleyirrigation.com.


Treatment offers help against billion dollar pest

A potential missing piece to soybean pest control–effective soybean cyst nematode (SCN) protection–will be available to Midwestern growers in 2014. Syngenta has introduced Clariva Complete Beans nematicide/insecticide/fungicide, an on-seed application of separately registered products that adds a nematicide to the seed treatment of CruiserMaxx Beans with Vibrance insecticide/fungicide. This soybean seed treatment combination protects against early-season insects and diseases, and offers season-long activity against SCN.

Clariva Complete Beans includes the ingredient Pasteuria nishizawae (P. nishizawae), which provides a direct mode of action on soybean cyst nematode. P. nishizawae is active from day one and reduces soybean cyst nematode feeding and reproduction, ultimately killing the pest. P. nishizawae remains in the root zone throughout the season to offer activity against soybean cyst nematode. The product will complement the use of soybean cyst nematode-resistant varieties and crop rotation, and help manage resistance.

For more information, circle F in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.syngenta.com.


New drying process can cut moisture loss

A successful harvest starts with optimal planting. An optimal planting date and weather during the growing season are two major factors affecting a crop’s yield potential. Moisture also affects actual yield harvesting.

With advances in dryer technology, the process has become more economical and easier. Today, the cost of drying is much less than the cost of field loss. The Propane Education and Research Council has launched the Propane Farm Incentive Program available to Grain Systems Inc. customers who purchase the new X-Stream model dryer.

Farmers enrolled in the program receive $5,000 for tracking drying costs on the GSI dryer for one season and sharing the data with PERC. GSI is a brand of AGCO, a designer, manufacturer and ditributor of agricultural machinery.

For more information, circle B in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.grainsystems.com.


Landoll Corp., Marysville, Kan., has redesigned its 5000 Series grain drills. The modified 5000 Series models have a fluted seed metering system for better seed singulation and improved population control. The redesigned grain drills have a new monitor as standard equipment for in-cab monitoring of seed population, seed sensors and hopper levels. Available in 10-foot rigid through 40-foot folding models, the grain drills feature other improvements, including new LED lights as standard equipment; new lid handles and lid cylinder brackets; a heavier transport lock bracket; larger wheel spindles and larger radial transport tires; rubber seals between the lid hinge and box, and lock valves on the hitch and opener cylinders for added safety and convenience. For more information, circle C in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 785-738-6613, or visit www.landoll.com.


New spray nozzle technologies boost product performance

AppliMax Spray Performance Tools has a kit to improve nozzle performance, boost spray application measurement and testing systems, and spray nozzle lights to improve the application of crop protection products.

The technologies, developed and distributed by ATI Agritronics Inc., Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Canada, extend the application opportunities to night time spraying and maximizing product performance through increased placement accuracy. AppliMax Spray Performance Tools kit includes a spray boom remote control, spray nozzle calibrator, nozzle pressure tester, water pH tester, wind meter, nozzle cleaners and safety equipment. AppliMax spray nozzle lights fit most sprayers and are now available for Case IH, New Holland, John Deere and other brands.

For more information, circle D in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.ati.ag.

 

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