NEWS & BLOG
By: Sydney Greiner, Bazooka Farmstar
Earlier this year, Iowa-based liquid manure handling equipment manufacturer, Bazooka Farmstar, released their Renegade agitation trailer that allows operators to do more, faster. The manufacturer is traditionally known for delivering high-quality solutions serving the injection and liquid transfer segments of the manure management process and has recently introduced its newest product category addressing the agitation segment.More
By: Justin Hunter, Agronomy Sales
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is one of the most damaging pests soybean farmers face in Iowa, but few realize it. Its symptoms mimic those related to stressful environmental conditions and many other plant disorders – stunted plants, chlorotic leaves, and/or poorly developed root systems. To make things even more challenging, no visual aboveground symptoms are often present. It is no wonder why some farmers are left scratching their heads after lower-than-expected yield results. So, the question stands: what is SCN and is there anything we can do to combat it?More
With little review and guidance, our September STRIVEr took the lead to make sure our logistics division was handling claims issues. Heidi Smith, carrier development manager, exceeded expectations by not only tackling those pending claims but took the time to develop a procedure that we use today. Read Heidi’s nomination that earned her the September STRIVEr award.
A horror story from Wizard of Oz? Nope, just the current supply chain situation.
Although typically there isn’t anything to worry about when it comes to parts like gearboxes, PTO shafts and hydraulic components, the story might be a little different for the upcoming manure application seasons.
We certainly don’t want to frighten anyone or be bearers of bad news, but more so want to be completely transparent with what we’re dealing with from suppliers. Lead times on gearboxes, PTO shafts, hydraulic components, and other cast parts are currently sitting at a year out.More
By: Derek Bontrager, Equipment Sales
Many people have seen pictures or videos of front-mounted disc mowers and thought, “Why would I do that?” Most of these are of European tractors in European conditions and often show grasses being cut for hay. There is also the “out-of-the-box” concept that you would need to have a tractor with a front 3pt hitch, front PTO and a set of hydraulic couplers. These tractors are not the ones seen in every machine shed in the Midwest.More
As a part of our quest to serve customers for success, we are constantly evaluating new products and services that add value to your business and to your customers. We also heavily vet these new potential suppliers to ensure there is an alignment from both the product quality and good, “old-fashioned” values perspectives. Lowe’s Pellets & Grain, our most recent supplier addition, has checked both of these boxes. Hailing from southeastern Indiana, Lowe’s Pellets & Grain, is a third-generation, family-owned feed manufacturer and grain elevator that was founded on the principles of quality, integrity and service.More