Woodbine, Iowa, farmer Vernon
Smith, or Avon, Illinois, farmer Kent Lock, or Omro, Wisconsin, farmer
Dan Stokes weren’t alone in their quest to plant corn
earlier last spring. For many corn growers, one of the most difficult
decisions to make is when to begin planting. If you plant too early,
the crop may not pull through harsh early spring conditions. If you
wait, you may not get all your acres planted on time and suffer yield
loss, by as much as 20%, from late planting.
Smith says a new “intelligent” seed coating with a built-in
temperature switch set to keep moisture out before soil temperatures
reach 55 degrees F. and let moisture in after that helped make the
decision easier. He planted hybrid corn with “Intellicoat”
and says he’ll plant more acres this spring. While Smith planted
Fielder’s Choice Direct hybrid corn, “Intellicoat”
is now available on three brands and is expected to be added to many
more by the 2004 planting season..<more>
More free time to spend with family, in addition to earlier
planting resulting in higher yields, is one of the side benefits
Avon, Illinois, “Intellicoat” corn grower Kent Lock
Chicago , IL , May 12, 2005 ―Agristar Global Networks has unveiled a greatly expanded information website, www.agristar.com, to serve its rapidly growing nationwide customer base of leading farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. The satellite broadband communications company’s primary focus is providing agricultural business information services and high-speed Internet connectivity to the food and agriculture industry. Broadband service also is provided to a large secondary rural market of non-farm residences and businesses.<more>
Parsons, KS --Specialized Data Systems, Inc., developer
and marketer of Farm Biz accounting software announces the availability
of a free fully-functional six-month demo with the complete 258-page user
manual for downloading from their website www.farmbiz.com.
Specialized Data Systems, Inc., Parsons, Kan., is recognized as a leader
in powerful, yet low-cost agricultural accounting software. The Farm Biz
software program is priced at an affordable $249, which includes free
customer support. We're able to offer this, quite frankly," says
Walter Hoffman, president, SDS, Inc., because the program is so easy most
customers never need help at all!" But, to make sure the free demo
software program which allows inputting 6 months worth of data now includes
the complete user manual.
The powerful software package has a pre-defined chart of accounts already
setup for farming. In addition, reports include Income Statements plus
Cash flows, Budgets, Enterprise Analysis, Net Worth & Schedule F.
Both bankers and accountants like the program best for it's thorough,
yet easy to read reports.
For the fully functional free six-month
trial of Farm Biz accounting software click
-- AgriAmerica Radio Network is offering a free daily e-newsletter keeping
those interested in agricultural news, markets, weather forecasts, free
of charge to TecAgriNews readers. Audio updates are also available. For
a complete sample copy of this exciting new way to keep up on Midwest
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St. Charles, IL --Lechler, Inc.'sAgricultural
Products Division, has officially introduced its' IDK Air Induction Spray
Tip. The IDK is a low-profile venturi spray nozzle that is shorter than
traditional air induction spray tips. It allows for excellent drift control
across a wide range of pressures (15-90 PSI).<more>
ROME, ITALY -- In response to mounting concern among
the general public about the vast hunger crisis gripping the African continent,
the United Nations World Food Programme today announced the creation of
a global campaign to assist more than 38 million victims.
The "Africa Hunger Alert" campaign is in reaction
to spontaneous grass-roots initiatives originating among student communities
in the United States and Canada and that now stretch from Europe to Hong
Kong. These student and community groups have committed themselves to
help generate an international response to the catastrophic conditions
in Africa caused primarily by shifting weather patterns, as well as by
the HIV/AIDS epidemic and, in some countries, political instability and
failed economic policies.