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Farmer’s sore back leads to new farm equipment

Here’s a fun look at the timeline of the PA1600: Originally developed in 2008 by Keith Zimmerman to help alleviate a local farmer’s sore back. The machine allows farmers to pick produce while lying down. The Picking Assistant was added to the CropCare product line when there proved to be a potential market. It’s manufactured […]

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Is Your Sprayer Nozzle the Right Material?

Sprayer tips can be made from various materials, mainly soft metal (aluminum or brass), polypropylene, stainless steel, hardened stainless steel, or ceramic. When choosing the nozzle for your sprayer application, think about the nozzle’s cost, its longevity/durability, and its performance/accuracy. (See Tips For Choosing The Right Sprayer Nozzle.) The material it’s made of will play […]

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Tips For Choosing the Right Sprayer Nozzle

Your sprayer nozzles should provide safe, adequate coverage while avoiding product waste. It’d be great if one nozzle type covered all applications sufficiently, but that’s just not the case. “That is why we offer so many different spray angles, droplet sizes, and flow rates,” said Bryan Fowler, regional sales manager at TeeJet Technologies. “Spraying is […]

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Check Your Sprayer Before Spring Use

Proper care of your ag sprayer can add years to its life, and could eliminate downtime in the field. Here’s a quick checklist to make sure your sprayer is ready to go this spring: Flush the sprayer to cleanse it of antifreeze or buildup, and to ensure its plumbing system, seals and gaskets have not […]

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How Pesticide Application Changes May Affect Farmers

Proposed revisions to pesticide application procedures will affect public, private and commercial applicators nationwide. In August 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed changes to the processes of getting those licenses. In many states, any farmer or landowner who plans to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides for agricultural success (on land they own or land […]

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Keep Critters Away from Farm Equipment – 7 Tips

Farmers in regions where winters get harsh know that rodent control is part of their equipment maintenance plan. Small critters, such as mice, can cause big destruction when it comes to ag equipment. By nature, those pests will be looking for any warm place to call home. Don’t let your sprayer be prime real estate! […]

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Aging Farmer Extends Career with Picking Assistant

(Machine enables farmer to lie down while picking/planting)   The decades Joe Faust spent operating a dairy farm and multi-crop business caught up to him at age 75. But Joe’s mind was telling him, “No way!” With CropCare’s Picking Assistant, he doesn’t have to. Joe, with his wife Rosi, own The Berry Dairy in Malone, […]

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Elk Alliance relies on CropCare Sprayer

For anyone who loves elk, or is just curious about them, the Keystone Elk Country Alliance and its Elk Country Visitor Center is a must-see destination in Benezette, PA. There, you can see majestic elk, some weighing as much as 700 pounds, roam freely on the gorgeous hillsides inside the conservation area. Annually, more than […]

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Truck Disinfect System Can Help Prevent HPAI Spread

Millions of farmers are approaching this season with apprehension, hoping their farm isn’t affected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza. Millions will wait to take action against it until a farm nearby is struck. But Gregory Hostetter, Deputy Secretary for Animal Health and Food Safety with the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, met one farmer who […]

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A Food Plot Could Raise Farm Value

Leasing farmland for recreational uses, such as hunting, fishing and wildlife watching, is a trend that’s grown by leaps and bounds. Hunting leases are becoming a big business and landowners are realizing that they can drive lease values above average by planting food plots for wildlife. CropCare ATV/ATX sprayers can help ease the work of establishing […]

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