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Tips For Assessing Spring Alfalfa Stands

After a longer than average winter in the Midwest, assessing spring stands will be particularly important to a successful alfalfa crop this year. Here are a few important steps to take that will help you gauge levels of winterkill and winter injury, assess damage accurately and take the proper steps forward.

Spring Rain: The Good And The Ugly

The current wet conditions are a mixed bag providing moisture to recharge the soil profile and potentially mitigating the residual effect of last season’s drought. The amount of moisture we received over the past two weeks can significantly improve soil moisture conditions for early-season growth and for the rest of the season. According to Iowa Environmental Mesonet, since April 17 the daily estimated precipitation statewide average was 1.93 inches, the highest on any individual day since September 13, 1961.  Read more

Clean and Transfer Diesel Fuel with the Fleet Tank Sweeper - From IPA

Fleet Tank Sweeper from IPA

Clean and Transfer Diesel Fuel with the Fleet Tank Sweeper® From IPA®

The lightweight and portable filtration systemremoves bio-contaminants, dirt, water, algae and sludge from tank applications including trucks, tractors and 55 gallon drums.

Woodstock, NY (March 2013) – Innovative Products of America®, Incorporated announces a lightweight and portable filtration system, the Fleet Tank Sweeper®, for tank applications including trucks, tractors and 55 gallon drums. Extend the life of your diesel fuel system by thoroughly cleaning the tank without the hassle of removing it from the vehicle.

TheFleet Tank Sweeper® (Part #9049M) maximizes output pressure to loosen sludge from tank walls and bottoms. Additionally, it can be used to blend fuel with bio and other fuel additives as well as transfer fuel.

The uniquely designed, patent pendingFleet Tank Sweeper® includes: flexible intake and output wands, water blocking filter with clear sight glass, hoses and quick disconnect fittings. Steel welded frame, made and assembled in the USA.

As a preventative maintenance tool, the Fleet Tank Sweeper® helps to prevent truck fuel filter clogging, injector wear, poor fuel mileage and power loss.

The 9049M Fleet Tank Sweeper® as well as a whole line of fuel transfer and filtration systems are available from IPA®. For more information on the 9049M and the rest of the fuel management line,please visit http://www.ipatools.com/.

May Wes Releases New Models of Tractor STALK STOMPER

Product Expansions and Kitted Option

Hutchinson, Minnesota (February 5, 2013) - May Wes Manufacturing is pleased to announce the release of three new Tractor STALK STOMPER designs to their stalk leveling product solutions. Now available are Tractor STALK STOMPER kits for:

- Case IH Steiger Series (2012 and later, all models)

- John Deere 9020 Series (all models)

- New Holland T9 Series (with SmartTrax, models T9.615 and T9.670)



JD 618 Corn Head Stlk Stmprs SM2

Hemisphere GPS Sells Non-Agricultural Operations for $15M - Plans Name Change to AgJunction

Sale and name change support new Ag focus
Alliance with buyer reinforces technology leadership

Hiawatha, KS — January 31, 2013 — (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS Inc. (“the Company” or Hemisphere GPS) today signed and closed a definitive agreement to sell the business assets associated with its non-agricultural operations to the Canadian  subsidiary of Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (“UniStrong”) for cash of $14.96M. PI Financial Inc. acted as advisor on the transaction for Hemisphere GPS. The Company also announced that it plans to change its corporate name to “AgJunction Inc.” subject to shareholder approval at its 2012 annual shareholders meeting, planned for May 2013. Read more

NEW FROM T-L IRRIGATION CO. - VRI (Variable Rate Irrigation) - CropMetrics

Agronomic solutions and advanced irrigation management from T-L Irrigation and CropMetrics.

T-L Irrigation Co., manufacturer of hydrostatically powered pivot and linear irrigation systems, announces VRI application, the latest advancement in web-based irrigation management and services combined with T-L’s family of pivot management control systems.

Developed by CropMetrics, the Precision Irrigation Management services provided, when coupled with the Precision Link and the Precision Point III (PPC III) Control Panel from T-L, allows irrigation management with data- driven VRI prescription.

·        Agronomic VRI control is facilitated with CropMetrics Precision Irrigation Management Services.

·        New One-Time CropMetrics VRIRx App Lifetime License Read more

T-L IRRIGATION CO. - VRI (Variable Rate Irrigation) - CropMetrics

Agronomic solutions and advanced irrigation management from T-L Irrigation and CropMetrics.

T-L Irrigation Co., manufacturer of hydrostatically powered pivot and linear irrigation systems, announces VRI application, the latest advancement in web-based irrigation management and services combined with T-L’s family of pivot management control systems.

Developed by CropMetrics, the Precision Irrigation Management services provided, when coupled with the Precision Link and the Precision Point III (PPC III) Control Panel from T-L, allows irrigation management with data- driven VRI prescription.

·        Agronomic VRI control is facilitated with CropMetrics Precision Irrigation Management Services.

·        New One-Time CropMetrics VRIRx App Lifetime License Read more

Simplicity Redefines Landoll 2400 Series Weatherproofer I

MARYSVILLE, KS  — JANUARY 2013 — If there is one key feature on the redesigned 2400 Series Weatherproofer I tillage tools from Landoll Corporation, it is simplicity. Available in six- through 13-shank models for a total of five sizes, the WP I is easy to set and levels perfectly.

The entire machine — no matter the size — is set with the convenience of a single front-mounted depth control crank. This means producers can pull into the field and, with one control, set the machine to disc and deep till the soil in one pass, uniformly mixing residue, while penetrating the compaction zone for enhanced water intake and root growth. Read more

Ag Growth International Inc.(AGI) announces Batco manufacturing facility expansion beginning in first quarter of 2013

Winnipeg – January 3rd, 2013 - Ag Growth International Inc.(AGI) has entered into an agreement to acquire a manufacturing facility in Swift Current, Saskatchewan from UFR Urban Forest Recyclers Inc. as the future site for the Batco Manufacturing.

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Eagle Track G.P.S.

Fleet Eagle tracking devices are changing the world of fleet management! With our real-time tracking and analyzing website, you’ll save time and money from day one. At a glance, you’ll access a wealth of valuable information about all your drivers and vehicles. Fleet Eagle’s many amazing abilities include: dispatching, least-cost routing, driver monitoring, vehicle profiling, trip profiling, vehicle efficiency reports and even vehicle diagnostics monitoring on the fly. Fleet Eagle helps your fleet move faster, safer and more efficiently. Best of all, Fleet Eagle is incredibly affordable. Bottom line: Fleet Eagle doesn’t just pay for itself. It pays for a whole lot more!
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