March 2014 Call us at 800-741-3305 or 712-744-4468
Meet Tanner Weed
Optimizer - How Does It Work?
Managing Stored Grain Going into Spring
Tech Tip: Field Maps and Flyer Points
Don't Go Through Another Planting Season without Hydraulic Down Force
GLONASS Unlocked Discounted
New Service Plan Offerings
Clearance Corner
Customer Referral Program
Precision Ag Classifieds
GLONASS Unlock Discounted for a Limited Time

Effective immediately, the price of the GLONASS unlock for both the ParaDyme and GeoSteer will be discounted to $500 from the regular price of $1,750. This promotional pricing is available thru June 30, 2014.

This unlock gives your GeoSteer or ParaDyme the ability to track the Russian satellite system, providing additional satellites in view along tree lines or other places where signal can be an issue. It will improve the number of satellites available with your RTK ParaDyme, and will improve the GeoSteer when running either RTK or Omnistar.
Check Out Our New Service Plan Offerings

HTS Ag is pleased to roll out our upgraded service plan offerings. We feel that these new plans will help HTS Ag better serve our customers through the remote support and remote file transfer which are included in our new platinum plan.

See the service plan offerings here »
Clearance Corner!

Field Hub Kit, verizon

SlingShot Field Hub Kit, Verizon- 117-0171-304 with Field Hub to Trimble AgGPS FmX Interface Cable - 115-0171-913

Price: $1,500.00

Direct Command Custom Kit for 2007 and Newer Spracoupe 7X50
AG Sprayer Kit- Direct command (2007 and Newer Spracoupe 7X50)

Price: $1,622.00

Meet Tanner Weed
Tanner is our new intern in the Harlan office. He will be graduating from Iowa Western Community College in May with an Associate’s Degree in Agribusiness.

Tanner is originally from Charter Oak Iowa. In his spare time, he likes to hunt and work on his jeep.
Optimizer - How Does It Work?
How does it work?

Optimizer tracks variables we input into the program. We start with detailed soil type data which includes moisture holding, OM, CEC, and pH, then overlay a seed profile. This profile is more or less a mathematical description of a variety’s rate of growth along with water and nutrient uptake at each growth stage. Next, we input historical weather patterns for the area and update it daily with actual, recorded weather.

This process allows the projection to get more accurate with each passing day. We’ll then work with you to customize your inputs, playing different scenarios to maximize your yield. Use this to make more precise adjustments based on your outlook and risk tolerance.

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Managing Stored Grain Going into Spring

used with permission from OPI-Integris
by Chandra B. Singh, Ph.D., P.Eng. and Ron Larson, M.Sc.

OPI-IntegrisGrain Management Practice

If long term grain storage is your goal, healthy and clean grain should be stored in bins with natural air drying and aeration capability. The bins should be cored and leveled to remove broken kernels and fines that have collected at the core during filling in order to provide a uniform airflow rate. Peaked grain with broken kernels and fines may reduce/restrict the airflow through the central core causing non-uniformity in grain moisture and temperature. These temperature and moisture gradients may result in moisture migration and condensation leading to the hotspot development and grain spoilage.

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Tech Tip: Field Maps and Flyer Points

by Nate Lincoln, HTS Ag

This spring it will be important to start an event when you get to the field to decrease your downtime. If you were to start the event miles away from the current operation, there is a possibility that you can input “flyer points” which will not allow you to log data. It is always smart to have a field boundary in place to prevent these points from being logged. If you get to the field and you are not able to log data because of flyer points, you can follow these steps:

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Don't Go Through Another Planting Season without Hydraulic Down Force

by Andrew Jungers, AgLeader

The upcoming spring of 2014 will be Ag Leader’s second season providing Hydraulic Down Force. Controlled by the Ag Leader® Integra display, Ag Leader dealers and end users are quickly seeing the benefits this system can provide. Supported planter row units for Hydraulic Down Force for Spring 2014 are John Deere MaxEmerge® 2, MaxEmerge® Plus, MaxEmerge® XP, XP Pro, Kinze® 3000 (non-Interplants), Kinze® 4900 and WhiteTM 8000 (limited release).

The Hydraulic Down Force system is centered on the unique hydraulic actuator. One very important feature of the actuator is the patented nitrogen accumulator. The accumulator is the large shaped piece on the upper portion of the actuator (See Figure 1). When a row unit needs to make a rapid upward adjustment due to terrain changes and obstacles, the accumulator allows for this instantaneous movement and absorbs the pressure increase. Without an accumulator, the row unit is not allowed its natural movement and could result in damage versus a hydraulic system that did not have this feature.

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Take Advantage of Our Customer Referral Program Today!

We love referrals from our valued customers! When you refer a new customer, choose from these reward options:

Discount on an HTS Ag Annual Service Plan!
A gift card to a farm supply Store!
A gift card to one of your favorite eateries!

(Reward amount is based on value of new customer purchase)

Download the referral form here

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