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Landoll Introduces New Disc Chisel Equipment


 

The new 2210 Disc Chisel Disc from Landoll will size and incorporate heavy residue while removing yield robbing-compaction, yet leaves the surface level behind the machine, according to a company announcement.

The new 2210 tackles toughest hybrids, leaving the residue in the best position for accelerated decomposition.

Also featured are adjustable gang angles front and rear, combined with hydraulic gang heights, allowing the operator to fine tune the unit for the desired performance.

The equipment is available in 9, 11, 13 and 15 shank models, with the 13 and 15 featuring folding rear gangs for reduced transport widths. All units feature single point depth control, heavy-duty trunnion style bearings on the front and rear gangs, walking tandems, grease free bushings in the rockshaft area and are all backed by a three-year warranty.

For more information, contact Landoll Corporation at (785) 738-6613 or kail.schoen@landoll.com.


Preparations Continue For Georgia Cotton Conference

Plans are continuing for the second annual Georgia Cotton Conference in Tifton, Ga., on Jan. 28. The meeting is being coordinated by the Georgia Cotton Commission.

It will be a day of learning for producers and an opportunity to learn how their checkoff dollars are working for them.

Co-sponsors of the meeting are Bayer CropScience, Deltapine, DuPont Crop Protection, Helena, PhytoGen Cottonseed and Valent. To register for the conference, go to www.ugatiftonconference.org.

A morning and afternoon workshop will be offered to attendees, as well as a full lineup of industry speakers. For more information, call (478) 988-4235.


Valley Irrigation Product Wins Special Award

The AutoPilot linear control panel from Valley Irrigation recently won the Irrigation Association’s prestigious agricultural New Product Contest.

The AutoPilot linear control panel is the first computerized control panel with GPS Ready technology, providing positioning for linear irrigation. The panel itself was introduced in the international marketplace in the summer of 2007 and became available in North America in early 2008.

GPS Ready technology recently became a standard component of all new AutoPilot linear control panels.

The AutoPilot linear control panel with GPS Ready positioning is unique because it allows linear irrigators to correlate production techniques with land variability, ultimately minimizing costs and maximizing yields.

The Irrigation Association New Product Contest was introduced in 2002 and has since become a mainstay of the annual Irrigation Association show. For more information, go to www.ValleyIrrigation.com.


AutoFarm Announces List Of FarmPro Vehicle Kits

Capping off a highly successful introductory year for its FarmPRO GPS System, AutoFarm has released an extensive list of new tractors now supported by both hydraulic steering and steer-by-wire kits for FarmPRO.

Tractors that can now interface with the FarmPRO GPS System include:

• John Deere AutoTrac Ready Front Wheel Steered Tractors
• John Deere AutoTrac Ready Articulated Tractors
• Challenger MT Tracked Tractors
• CNH AccuGuide/IntelliSteer Ready Front Wheel Steered Tractors

Installation Kits for the FarmPRO GPS Steering & Application Control System are now qualified on more than 220 makes and models of tractors, sprayers, spreaders and combines.

Designed for professional producers and custom applicators, the FarmPRO system combines industry-leading sub-inch accurate RTK AutoSteer from AutoFarm with the Viper PRO state-of-the-art display and control system from Raven Industries.

FarmPRO offers a feature-rich steering and application control system that is all right at the operator’s finger tip through a single large screen display. For more information, go to www.gpsfarm.com or call (877) 947-7327.


Monsanto Confirms Safety Of Texas Research Cotton

Monsanto Company has confirmed that it self-reported the inadvertent harvest of an extremely small amount of regulated Bt research cotton at a trial site in Dawson County, Texas, as recently stated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Approximately two-tenths of an acre of research cotton being grown under USDA notification was inadvertently harvested with a 54-acre commercial field. The cotton was transported for ginning and processing in late October.

The research cotton contains the protein Cry1A.105 which is nearly identical to the protein in YieldGard VT PRO corn. This safe and familiar protein already has regulatory approvals in the United States and from international regulatory agencies.

The Environmental Protection Agency and USDA have confirmed that it poses no threat to humans.


Case IH Joins Forces With Singer Craig Morgan

Case IH, a global leader in farm equipment, has launched a new Web site to present its unique relationship with country music star Craig Morgan – www.CraigMorgan.CaseIH.com.

The partnership was born after Morgan released the video for his Billboard Top Ten song, “International Harvester.” The video features a hardworking farmer and an International Harvester Axial-Flow 1460 combine.

Together, Case IH and Morgan are saluting the American farmer through both the “Craig Morgan International Harvester Tour, Powered by Case IH,” and a Web site. The new site gives users access to photos from a television special,“Craig Morgan: Back to Bragg, presented by Case IH.”


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