Grain Handling news
In southern Illinois, as in most of the Corn Belt, the 2023 corn and soybean harvest is shaping up to be a year of averages — and variability.
August is the month for maintenance jobs and preparing for harvest on Chris Gould’s farm. “We finished sweeping out the bins so the wheat and corn are all gone,” he said.
Last year saw a roughly 40% increase in the number of reported cases nationwide involving agricultural confined spaces, according to a report recently released by Purdue University.
Farmers will soon be getting their combines ready for the harvest season. Justin Render, senior product specialist for Kinze Manufacturing, said it’s also important to perform basic maintenance on grain carts.
Dairymen have the potential to harvest some good corn silage this year even though the early part of the growing season was dry.
We are finishing our last fungicide and herbicide applications. We have had a few weeds push through our early herbicide application, so we have been forced to make another pass to clean some weeds up.
Picking and shelling ear corn is a rarity in today’s agriculture, but visitors to the Half Century of Progress Show can see the entire process from start to finish.
A grain storage system designed to add more research capabilities at the Precision Technology Institute farm is anticipated to be online for harvest this fall.
Chris Gould harvested record wheat yields from his farm in July. “The wheat produced 115 bushels per acre,” said Gould, who together with his wife, Dana, grow corn, soybeans and wheat on their Kane County farm.
There was a 40.7% increase in the number of reported cases involving agricultural confined spaces last year, according to the 2022 Summary of U.S. Agricultural Confined Space-Related Injuries and Fatalities report.
The high quality corn harvested last fall continued to maintain high grades through the supply chain to the export channels.
GSI is introducing a new mobile app, called GSI Connect, that will optimize the quality and profitability of dried grain and eventually connect customers with their entire grain system.
Increasing productivity and profitability of AGCO customers is important for the company to meet the needs of a growing population.
Mathews Company, a leading provider of agricultural equipment, announced the launch of its new grain handling product line.
It only takes 20 seconds to become fully engulfed in a bin of flowing grain. It takes 3.5 hours, on average, to extract someone from a grain bin.