NEWS & BLOG
By: Justin Hunter, Sales Agronomist
Tar spot in corn has been a hot topic in the Midwest for the last few years. Most farmers in eastern Iowa have probably heard of the detrimental yield impact it has caused in areas of Illinois but have yet to see it affect their crop – so most are probably thinking, ‘what’s the big deal?’ In order to acknowledge the threat of tar spot, one must first understand how the disease disperses, infects and damages the crop.More
The hustle and bustle that this time of year brings can be pretty hectic yet exciting. It also puts efficiency at the forefront, not just for our team but our customers as well. When our April STRIVEr was delivering product to a customer, he recognized an opportunity to save our customer time. Jim Walters, delivery driver, valued collaboration which earned him this month’s STRIVEr honor.
If you consider yourself a mowing enthusiast, spend a good chunk of time running a batwing, or you aren’t new to Stutsman’s, odds are you’re already familiar with our Schulte brand of rotary cutters. Although they offer a wide range of models, our customer favorites typically come down to the FX1800 and the XH1500. Of the two, the XH1500 Series 4 recently received some improvements. The latest addition to their industrial-grade line, XH1500 Series 5, takes the term ‘heavy duty’ to a whole ‘nother level. Don’t let the word industrial intimidate you; a lot of customers find them valuable for on-farm use.More
You’ve gotten the grain out of the field. It’s been dried to the desired moisture and now it sits … in a bin, just waiting.
You’ve done everything as recommended leading up to this point. However, while grain could enter the bin at the suggested moisture and within the ideal temperature range, continuing to check the grain temperature while in storage is the other measure to help prevent loss to spoilage.More
Growing up, Matt Eickert spent a lot of time helping his grandpa with his livestock and row crop operation. You could say that’s where his passion for agriculture first started. He continued his involvement in the industry in high school and college. During his senior year of high school, he completed a work study program with a seed dealer near his hometown of Bryant. Matt attended Kirkwood Community College then Iowa State University where he earned his degree in agricultural studies in May 2021. More
By: Derek Bontrager, Equipment Sales
When it comes down to it, getting the highest return on investment is key, and Krone kept that in mind when designing and building their forage equipment. To accomplish this mission, Krone has made sure to not just build high-quality equipment but to offer multiple conditioning options on their pull-type, mounted and self-propelled mower conditioners. Here’s a breakdown of the three types of conditioners: rubber rolls, steel M-rolls and V-tines.More