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Lower Fertility Prices Likely Coming / Nozzle Selection

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz Lower prices on the horizon? We are expecting fall fill prices to come out soon.  From all indicators, it looks like fertilizer will be lower and possibly much lower than last season.  […]

Beware Locking in 2017 Urea / GPS and Sprayer Boom Section Control

June 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz I have been getting reports of people trying to lock in 2017 urea right now. It better be priced pretty low because we can get urea out of the Twin […]

Fertilizer Prices Continue Decline / Dig to Check Seeding When Planting

June 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz Fertilizer prices are heading down. Urea is now available in the Twin Cities for less than $260.00/ton. This puts dry N at a huge price advantage over liquid sources […]

Fertilizer Prices Continue Slight Declines / Harvest Safety on the Road

October 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Fertilizer Prices Continue Slight Declines / Harvest Safety on the Road

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz Fertilizer prices are heading down. Urea is now available in the Twin Cities for less than $260.00/ton. This puts dry N at a huge price advantage over liquid sources […]

Fertilizer Shortages Keep Prices High / Combine Sensor Calibration

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz

Supply shortages and delivery delays have kept fertilizer prices higher than they should be. Phosphates are flat. Potash is up, but urea is softening. Expect these trends to continue through the fall.  

Equipment Tips by Mike Bemboom

Combine Sensor Calibration

With harvest underway, make sure you are getting accurate yield data from your combine by properly calibrating the moisture sensor and yield monitor. It is a good idea to calibrate these each season. It can be done many ways, but usually involves harvesting a certain amount of crop and checking the weight or bushels with a weigh wagon or scale ticket. The moisture reading can be checked against a portable moisture tester. If you’re not familiar with how to calibrate your machine’s system, check the operators manual for step-by-step instructions. It might not seem like much, but if the calibration is off a small percentage over the course of a field or whole farm, it can be a significant factor on your bottom line. This information should be as accurate as possible especially if you’d like to use yield maps to make prescription planting maps next spring. Give me a call at 1-800-274-3389 if you have any questions. Click here to send Mike an e-mail.   [table “1” not found /]
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