June 2015 Call us at 800-741-3305 or 712-794-7992
Mathematical Modeling
HTS Ag Agronomy Update
Why Join An HTS Ag Grower Peer Group
Don't put your planter away just yet!
HTS Ag Special Limited Offers
The future of grain storage management is here.
What if you had a wider N application window?
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Precision Ag Classifieds
Customer Referral Program
Special Limited Offers
Display Trade In Program

Any WORKING Ag Leader display with an autoswath unlock (Insight, Edge, or Versa) qualifies for a $1,000 credit towards the purchase of an Integra that we have in stock. Not valid with any other discounts, offer good while supplies last. Trade in display must be returned to HTS Ag within 15 days of purchase or no credit will be issued.

Hydraulic Down Force

Any complete hydraulic down force system will qualify for half off installation for a limited time. Not valid with any other discounts.

Contact the HTS Ag Team for details about other special offers that are available through the end of June.
The future of grain storage management is here.

OPI introduces OPI Blue
Now you can access critical grain storage information wherever you work, live or play with a wireless system that delivers timely grain storage information to your
smartphone or tablet.

With its super-simple connection to temperature and moisture cables, OPI Blue is a great fit for both new and retrofit applications. OPI Blue has the ability to grow with you over time with the number of bins monitored and the incorporation of automated fan control. OPI Blue represents a simple and scalable grain storage management.

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What if you had a wider N application window?

Gain control this season
Corn uses 75% of the nitrogen it needs after V10 stage.
The trick is getting corn the N it needs when it's needed most. Traditional side-dress methods limit your application window -- to only about 14 days after emergence. Miss it, and your corn won't reach its full yield potential.

Now there's a way extend your window for late-season N application. 360 Y-DROP™ gives you more flexibility in application timing to apply N between V6 and VT. So you can feed your crop when it needs N most. And, with precision placement within two to three inches of the stalk base, you can help maximize plant uptake. Come harvest, that means more efficient use of inputs, a better bottom line and capturing more yield potential.

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

Price: $1,622.00

Investigate Drying Potential of Grain Bins Using IntegrisPro© Mathematical Modeling Tool
By: Chandra B. Singh, Ph.D., and Ron Larson, M.Sc., P.Eng.

There are several factors that affect the in-bin natural air drying of grain. The most important factor is the type of in-bin drying system:
  • fan (airflow rate)
  • bin configuration
  • type of air distribution system
  • heater (low temperature or other)

The in-bin drying system should have sufficient airflow rate to acheive the drying target in narrow time window (prior to winter) to increase grain storability and prevent spoilage. Other factors include:

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HTS Ag Agronomy Update
By: Erin Tucker

This 2015 growing season has definitely started off with a bang. From the cool wet weather, to 90 degree days we've seen a lot of different things happening in the corn fields.

A few symptoms we've seen over the past few weeks are purple corn syndrome and rapid growth syndrome. Cool, wet weather can cause certain hybrids to express genes that are susceptible to a lack of phosphorous making plants appear purple along leaf tips and margins. As you may have already seen the plants quickly grow out of this once we get a few sunny, warm days.

You may have also seen some plants drooped over with new leaves showing a lot of yellowing. This is due to rapid growth syndrome that occurs when the weather goes from cool and wet to warm and humid in just a matter of days. Luckily neither of these syndromes have long term effects resulting in large yield losses.

It may be time to also start thinking about replant decisions with the amount of rain we have recently had. Take stand counts in affected corn fields and use the guide below from ISU Extension to determine if replanting is the right option for you operation.

As always feel free to contact any of your HTS salesman with any agronomic questions or field issues you have!

Why Join An HTS Ag Grower Peer Group
By Terry Johnston

Being a business owner has its challenges in any industry, but farmers often feel like they are on an island with no one to share their thoughts with. Many growers don't feel comfortable sharing their challenges, opportunities or successes with their neighbors because of their competitive nature and independent mindset. Joining a peer group is an effective way for farmers to share in confidence and sharpen personal and business skills.

HTS Ag is forming Grower Peer Groups to provide a forum for open sharing. These groups are made of like-minded growers who meet quarterly to network and discuss issues specific to each member's concerns. These members are serious about implementing a model for success in their businesses through collaboration and sharing best practices. These groups provide opportunities to share, learn and grow with top-notch producers that are not competitors.

Farmers invest a tremendous amount of time and money to maintain or grow their businesses. Because farmers spend much of their time "working in the business," they sacrifice valuable time "working on their business." It's important to set aside time to focus on increasing efficiency, reducing costs and increasing yields...  now more than ever before as margins are tight.

After completing their first year, our Peer Group 1 members have enjoyed participating in the quarterly meetings and say they have learned a lot from each other. They haven't missed a single meeting, which shows their strong commitment and the tremendous value they have received in participating in a peer group.

For more information about HTS Ag Grower Peer groups contact us at 800-741-3305 or sales@htsag.com.
Don't put your planter away just yet!

By Drew Johnston on June, 09 2015 in Displays, SeedCommand™

As the planting season draws to a close, it's time to park the planter in the shed until next season. Either the planting season ran smoothly or there was obstacle after obstacle hindering the completion of planting. You may have finished planting with a lingering issue on the planter that prevented it from performing at its full potential. Now is the time to resolve these issues and/or prevent future road blocks on your journey to success. Set aside some time to go through some preventative maintenance to ensure you're ready to plant when next season rolls around.

Display Management

  • Create a backup of the display of this year's data
  • Migrate any remaining data from the display to a computer for long term, permanent storage
  • Evaluate management items, and removed any items that will not be used this fall or next season (fields, products, equipment setups)
  • Add any new management items into the display that may be needed for next season (tractor, planter, fields, boundaries)

Hardware and Wiring Diagnosis

  • All clutches engage and disengage (verify by cycling section switches)
  • If controlling hydraulic drives, run drives and visually monitor any skipping or irregular speeds
  • Check for wire breaks, cuts, pinches
  • Clean and Secure connections

After going through these simple checks, you can feel confident knowing that when you're ready to work next season, your planter will be too. No cloud of doubt will be hovering over you all year because you know your system will be performing properly come next year.

If you finished planting and your system wasn't operating at 100%, please contact your local dealer, e-mail support@agleader.com, or call 515-232-5363 for further assistance to make sure your planter is ready for next season.

As of June 8, Technical Support hours have returned to its normal schedule:

Monday-Friday: 7am-7pm CDT

From all of us here at Ag Leader Tech Support, we thank you for a successful planting season!

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