July 2018
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Growing Together  How Your Planting Data Is Helping You To Make Better In-Season Decisions  Here's How SureForce Meets Your Down Force Needs   From Farm to Table   HTS Ag is Hosting a Fly Day   What Does Proper Down Force Look Like?  ►  Take Advantage of Our Customer Referral Program Today!
Growing Together
By Cheyenne Dunn, Successful Farming

Many farmers tend to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks of their operation and don’t take the time to sit down and think about how they are doing. Even if they do, the competitiveness of farming makes it difficult to share challenges and successes with neighbors. HTS Ag is solving this problem through its Grower Peer Groups.

"The Grower Peer Groups get together in Des Moines, Iowa, four times a year for two days at a time and give a report card," says Terry Johnston of HTS Ag in Harlan, Iowa. "They discuss what went well on their operations, what didn't, what their struggles are, and they share ideas."

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How Your Planting Data Is Helping You To Make Better In-Season Decisions
By Ag Leader

Farmers know there's no silver bullet approach to keep crops free from weeds, disease, and insect pests. No two fields are alike. Each has so many different variables, and what works for one field may not work for another.

That's why one ag consultant recommends to his farmers to perform their own on-farm crop research trials to glean insights on their specific fields, especially with seed, chemical and fertilizer. Doing so provides the ability to make better immediate decisions on things like in-season applications instead of waiting until the following season to make improvements.

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Here's How SureForce Meets Your Down Force Needs

By Ag Leader

By now, you've likely heard the buzz about SureForce, our new hydraulic uplift and down force system. We're pretty excited to bring this system to the market for many reasons, but our main reason for enthusiasm is the enhancements SureForce offers to customers planting into a more diverse range of environments. These include, hydraulic uplift, increased down force capacity, and more row unit compatibility.

So, why are these features important?

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From Farm to Table

By OPI Integris

Proper grain management hits home for today's farmers

For Pat Ottmann, farming is in his DNA. As one of 10 siblings growing up on the family farm in Northeast Saskatchewan, he learned early in his life about hard work, early mornings and the importance of what was on his plate at the end of the day.

And while he has gone on to pursue other more urban adventures — notably as a magazine publisher of Farming for Tomorrow — he has never strayed too far from the field.

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HTS Ag is Hosting a Fly Day on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 from 10am – 12pm. Lunch will be provided. Learn how drones can help your farming operation!

Please RSVP by emailing info@htsag.com or calling 800-741-3305.
What Does Proper Down Force Look Like?
By Barry Anderson, Ag Leader

We all know that soil types and conditions can pose many challenges to planting. Too cold, too wet, too hard, too clumpy, etc. Due to all this variability, it is crucial you are spending time behind the planter to determine the proper seed depth based on the current conditions. This is important to do each day and for each field.

When working with a down force system there are three different situations that may occur....

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Take Advantage of Our Customer Referral Program Today!

We love referrals from our valued customers! When you refer a new customer, choose from these reward options:
  • Discount on an HTS Ag Annual Service Plan!
  • A gift card to a farm supply Store!
  • A gift card to one of your favorite eateries!
(Reward amount is based on value of new customer purchase)

Download the referral form here
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