Equipment & Tech


  • Esther, the robot, is the brainchild of this team at the University of Illinois. The machine gathered information on energy sorghum this season. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Real Robots

    Robots are part of a new revolution that one day could be coming to a field near you.

  • Justin Johnson, a technician at Heartland Tractor, a Case IH dealership in Nevada, Missouri, offers simple maintenance tips for the off season. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Put Your Tractor to Bed for the Winter

    A technician offers simple tractor maintenance tips farmers should perform over the winter to make sure their tractors are ready to roar out of the shop the next growing season.

  • The six-nozzle ExactApply system offers spray flexibility and accuracy. (Progressive Farmer photo provided by the manufacturer)

    Spray Efficiency Counts

    John Deere offers new technologies for existing sprayers.

  • Elverterio Cordoba has had to be creative to keep a 1958 American tractor running on his Cuban farm. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Land of Improvisation

    Progressive Farmer Senior Editor Jim Patrico was in Cuba for about a week at the end of September with a group of journalists that participated in a fact-finding mission, which meant a lot of meeting-room time in Havana with folks from institutions like the Ministry of...

  • Some prep work and slower speeds can reduce soybean harvest loss. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Adjusting for Lodged Soybeans

    Lodged soybeans are a common occurrence in many areas of the Corn Belt this growing season. They will slow down harvest and can lead to increased harvest losses as the plants are more difficult to cut and gather into the combine.

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