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HTS Ag 20th Anniversary Recap
Effective In-Bin Drying Strategies
Electric Drives to Join Ag Leader's SeedCommand Line-up
Attention Ag Leader ParaDyme or GeoSteer owners
Now Is the Time to Try Cover Crops
Be Safe in the Field This Fall!
Clearance Corner
Precision Ag Classifieds
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Now Is the Time to Try Cover Crops
by Ben Smith, Territory Manager-HTS Ag

If I told you that you can improve soil health and microbial activity, reduce soil compaction, increase soil organic matter, reduce weed pressure, improve water infiltration and drainage, increase soil fertility, and reduce nutrients leaving your fields and ending up in the water supply, would you be interested? What if I also told you that there are government cost share dollars available that will pay 50-100% of the cost of trying this practice? All of this can be done by planting cover crops on your farm this fall.

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Be Safe In the Field This Fall!
by Seth Schrader, Ag Leader

I can honestly say I don’t know how fall is here already, but it is. Seems like yesterday we were doing all we could to get the crop planted and now 3/4 of 2015 is over and it is time for the combines to head to the fields. Something to consider before getting full into the harvest season is the safety equipment on your combine. Let’s take a moment to go over some items that should be inspected before the season begins.

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Clearance Corner!

Direct Command Custom Kit for 2007 and Newer Spracoupe 7X50
AG Sprayer Kit- Direct command (2007 and Newer Spracoupe 7X50)

Price: $1,622.00

HTS Ag 20th Anniversary Recap
On September 9th, HTS had an event in honor of our 20th anniversary in the agricultural industry.

The morning was kicked off with a quick look back at the last 20 years. We dove into the progress we’ve experienced as the industry matured that has gotten to where we are today. We had great participation from our key vendors as well, and everyone enjoyed the steaks and cupcakes as we spent the day together.

After lunch we had a couple training sessions on the precision technology we sell and support, and also a plot day out in the field looking at our newest offering – seed from Beck’s Hybrids.

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Effective In-Bin Drying Strategies
by Chandra B. Singh, Ph.D., P.Eng. and Ron Larson, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Generally dry conditions this year have facilitated the advancement of crop maturity. The recent USDA Weather and Crop Bulletin reported 68% corn and 63% soybean in good or excellent conditions. With forecast for another healthy and bumper crop, the next challenge for the growers would be to safely store the crop and maintain the grain quality and its grade. For the long term safe storage, the high moisture grain should be effectively dried within 6 to 8 weeks and then cooled for safe winter storage.

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Electric Drives to Join Ag Leader's SeedCommand Line-up
by Ag Leader

AMES, IA, August 31, 2015 - From the company that perfected row clutches, Ag Leader is proud to introduce a new row-by-row electric drive product to its SeedCommand planter control line.

An all-encompassing planting solution, SeedCommand will soon include an electric drive option for reliable individual seed shut-off, in addition to its time-tested clutch options. Of the many features of electric drives, growers gain precise row-by-row control of planter performance to incorporate variable rate planting on a per row basis. Instant adjustment to population rates and consistent seed spacing despite changes in planting speed, field conditions or on curves and headlands are also benefits enjoyed by growers using electric drives.

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Attention Ag Leader ParaDyme or GeoSteer owners that are also Glonass unlocked.
Attention Ag Leader ParaDyme or GeoSteer owners that are also Glonass unlocked. We wanted to let you know about an update that occurred to the GPS system. On June 30th, 2015, a positive leap second was added to the Universal Time Clock (UTC) for GNSS. Adding this leap second will align the Universal Time Clock with the Atomic Time Clock, eliminating error caused by the changing rotation of the Earth. This Leap Second update has caused affected Paradyme/Geosteer systems that are Glonass unlocked, to not acquire differential GPS properly. Ag Leader has released firmware that fixes the problem. Your Paradyme/Geosteer system WILL NOT function until this firmware is installed. As with all integrated steering firmware, this firmware is only available to Ag Leader dealers.

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