Bringing new tech to fertilizer application

There was a time when dry fertilizer spreaders just did their jobs, but it was about covering a lot of acres fast, with very little eye toward precision application. Calibration was important, but the idea of variable-rate application with a dry spinner seemed impossible. 

Not true, during the fall farm shows, the Penton Ag New Products team found plenty of new tools to check out - each offering precision application of dry materials in new ways. With the need to side dress or top dress crops efficiently, and get precision into the mix, these new tools will be finding a home in machine sheds across the country for the 2017 planting season.

Those featured here include dry spreaders, but there are machines where liquid can be added too. So check out these new tools and click the links to learn more.

The Penton Ag New Products team this year included Tom Bechman, Indiana Prairie Farmer; Mindy Ward, Missouri Ruralist; Lon Tonneson, Dakota Farmer; and Curt Arens, Nebraska Farmer. Information here includes new products this team found at Farm Progress Show and at Husker Harvest Days.

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