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Tips from Tech: Pre-Season Application Checklist
Sun Safety and Protecting Yourself
Summer Sales Event
Grain Spoilage Risk Due to Headspace Condensation
How do you make data pay?
After Hours Support for Service Plan Customers
Clearance Corner
Precision Ag Classifieds
Customer Referral Program
How do you make data pay?
by Adam Gittins, HTS Ag

How do you make data pay? The data will lead you to management decisions that make a difference to your bottom line.

What hybrid should I plant? That decision is made each year on my farm by looking over the performance of the ones I have planted on each farm. I run a number of side by side trials with different hybrids, so I have a good idea of how each performs on different types of soils, etc.

Let me show you a couple of maps of this yearís data, to illustrate why this is so important.

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After Hours Support for Service Plan Customers

One of the benefits of being an HTS Ag Service Plan Customer is access to after-hours support. Service Plan Customer Support is given 7am to 10pm Monday through Saturday and Noon to 6pm on Sunday. If you are not a Service Plan Customer, billable phone support at $125.00 per hour is available during regular business hours, 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Non Service Plan after hours support, 5pm to 10pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 7am to 10pm and Sunday Noon to 6pm, will be billable at $250.00 per hour.
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

Tips From Tech: Pre-Season Application Checklist
by Sam Worley, Ag Leader

By now, planting operations should be wrapping up in most locales in the United States so itís time to turn to another field operation, spraying. The following list is a good starting point for getting your machine field ready but think safety first. Do you have an adequate supply of gloves, goggles, particle masks and chemical jump suits?

Mechanical Inspection:
  • Clean or replace tank and boom sprayers as needed.
  • Inspect hoses, clamps and fittings for wear or leaks. Repair or replace as needed.
  • Test nozzle flow rate and compare to new. Replace any tip that has 10% or more error from new nozzle flow rate. If two or more nozzles fail, replace the whole set.
  • Inspect boom suspension and general mechanical condition.
  • Repair as needed. Automated boom height control canít perform well if boom mechanicals are worn.
  • Inspect the flow meter. Clean, test or replace as needed.
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Sun Safety and Protecting Yourself from the
Damaging Effects
by Paula Schnack

With planting season in full swing it is the time of year that people, especially farmers, spend time outside from sun up to sun down. That sun can have some lasting effects on us due to the damaging UVA & UVB rays. That damage is caused by the radiation that the sun gives off and when it penetrates our skin it can cause damage in the form of wrinkles, a tan, and even skin cancer. A tan is said to be the skins way of forming a barrier to the sun, but it is in fact a sign of damage already done.

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Summer Sales Event
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Grain Spoilage Risk Due to Headspace Condensation
used with permission from OPI-Integris
by Chandra B. Singh, Ph.D., P.Eng. and Ron Larson, M.Sc.

Spoilage Risk

Grain dried to safe storage moisture levels and stored in the grain bin may still spoil due headspace condensation. The moisture condensed on the inner side of the bin roof drops on the grain surface below the headspace and grain absorbs this moisture which leads to mold growth and spoilage with potential risk of mycotoxins development.

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Discount on an HTS Ag Annual Service Plan!
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