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2021 Crop Farming Statistics

2021 Crop Farming Statistics

The right crop production statistics can help you analyze the past and understand the agriculture industry’s future. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) projects that the year 2021 will yield a record-breaking $230.1 billion in crop receipts for the United States. The spike is due to a significant rise in returns from corn, soybeans and wheat. If […]

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How Strawberries Are Harvested (And How It’s Changing)

How Strawberries Are Harvested (And How It's Changing)

Farmers and farmhands have picked strawberries by hand for thousands of years. Today, many farmers still rely on handpicking to find the ripest fruit at the right harvesting time. Although this method results in delicious fruit, it takes a physical toll on the laborers because of the heat in the field and the constant bending. […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Food Plot Spraying

-Originally published by our sister company PaulB Parts Turning a portion of your land into a food plot can transform your hunting game, but only if it’s a dependable source of supplementary food for deer. When done right, a food plot can attract a considerable number of deer to feed on its crops. But too […]

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Sprayer Nozzle Selection

by Lowell Graybill, CropCare Product Specialist  When it comes to selecting the best spray nozzles to use on your sprayer, it’s likely that most would agree that it’s no simple task. To start with, the number of spray tip manufacturers is numerous, including TeeJet, Delavan, Hypro (Pentair), Green Leaf, CP, and others. Next is the […]

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Get the Most Out of Trade Shows This Year

Farm trade shows can be a fun way to network, expand your knowledge, and learn ways to improve your farm operation. CropCare offers the following tips to help you get the most out of the 2017-18 lineup of trade shows. Go prepared so you get the most out of it. Research & Mobile Apps Look […]

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How to Stay Safe During Harvest Time

National Farm Safety & Health Week: Sept. 17-23 To keep farm safety a priority, and with National Farm Safety & Health Week in mind, we offer the following harvest safety tips: Keep equipment in optimal condition, with routine inspections and maintenance. Examine equipment regularly and keep an inspection/maintenance log. Replace worn parts to avoid safety […]

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How to clean Roundup and other chemicals from your field sprayer

Proper sprayer cleaning is crucial to prevent damage to non-target crop species. Herbicide residue from chemicals such as glyphosate left in your field sprayer can contaminate it, and could affect crop growth and yield. Pesticide residue in a spray tank may corrode metal, hoses, and other essential sprayer parts. Pesticide residue left behind from one […]

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Winter Maintenance Tips

To begin winterizing your sprayer, check your owner’s manual to review any maintenance program suggested. Your warranty can be jeopardized if proper winter care is not given to your farm equipment. Winterize your sprayer with RV antifreeze. Check your owner’s manual for specific instructions. Consider changing the seals and rollers on your sprayer’s pump after […]

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10 Tips: Get the Most Out of Farm & Trade Shows

Farm and trade shows are great destinations for those in the ag industry. You can see farm equipment displays, hundreds of ag-related exhibits, and have lots of opportunities to meet and talk with other farmers – all in one place. CropCare wants to make sure you get the most out of the trade shows you […]

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Mulch lifter will help potato farmer in Iceland

Sveinn Rúnar Ragnarsson and his wife, Ragnheiður, work on Akurnes, a farm in southeast Iceland. There, with his parents, Ragnar Jónsson and Ingunn Jónsdóttir, they grow and harvest around 250 to 300 tons of potatoes annually. “My grandfather and grandmother founded the farm in 1937,” says Ragnarsson. They also raise 500 sheep on Akurnes, and […]

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