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HTS Ag's 20th Anniversary Celebration & Technology Showcase
Attention Ag Leader ParaDyme or GeoSteer owners that are also Glonass unlocked.
Airflow Rate is Key to the Natural Air Drying of Grain
Now is the time to try Cover Crops
2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour
Beck's Expands Territory to Include Nine States
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JULY 22, 2015

Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States, is pleased to announce a territory expansion into new regions of Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. This expansion adds roughly 12 million acres of corn and soybeans to Beck’s former marketing area to bring their total reach to half of the corn and soybean acres in the U.S. The continued growth will provide more Midwest farmers access to the world’s most diverse genetics and traits in corn and soybeans.

“Over the last few years, more and more farmers have seen the value in working with a seed company that is family-owned, farmer-focused, and committed to providing high yielding products,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “With a world class breeding program, a lineup of high-performing products, innovative technologies, and a culture rooted in family heritage, we are dedicated to helping farmers succeed.”

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

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HTS Ag's 20th Anniversary Celebration & Technology Showcase
HTS Ag is having an event in honor of the 20th anniversary of being in the agricultural industry.

HTS Ag entered the world of precision agriculture early - back in 1995 – before the technology was really mainstream. The earliest form of the current HTS Ag was originally called Western Iowa GPS. The early years were focused on aerial imagery, yield monitoring, soil testing, mapping as well as some equipment manufacturing and sales. The early part of our GPS practice could be described as on the bleeding edge – we learned a lot and struggled to create a niche and definitely any profit – we were just ahead of our time. The team grew to four before we retooled in early 2001, rolled the practice into our mainstream business known as HTS Precision Ag Solutions a division of Heartland Technology Solutions and put the groundwork in place for what we have today. HTS Ag is now a privately owned, stand-alone company. Today HTS Ag offers products and services from industry leaders including Beck's Hybrids, Ag Leader Technology, 360 Yield Center, OPI Advanced Grain Management Systems and more.

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Attention Ag Leader ParaDyme or GeoSteer owners that are also Glonass unlocked.
Attention Ag Leader ParaDyme or GeoSteer owners that are also Glonass unlocked. We wanted to let you know about an update that occurred to the GPS system. On June 30th, 2015, a positive leap second was added to the Universal Time Clock (UTC) for GNSS. Adding this leap second will align the Universal Time Clock with the Atomic Time Clock, eliminating error caused by the changing rotation of the Earth. This Leap Second update has caused affected Paradyme/Geosteer systems that are Glonass unlocked, to not acquire differential GPS properly. Ag Leader has released firmware that fixes the problem. Your Paradyme/Geosteer system WILL NOT function until this firmware is installed. As with all integrated steering firmware, this firmware is only available to Ag Leader dealers.

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Airflow Rate is Key to the Natural Air Drying of Grain
by Chandra B. Singh, Ph.D., P.Eng. and Ron Larson, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Natural air drying uses the drying potential of unheated natural air to dry the damp/moist grain to safe storage moisture levels. Natural air drying minimizes energy consumption and improves grain quality. The success of natural air drying depends on several factors such as seasonal local weather conditions, initial grain moisture, grain type, and in-bin aeration system design. However, airflow rate is the key to effective and timely drying of grain for long term safe storage.

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Now is the time to try Cover Crops
by Ben Smith, Territory Manager-HTS Ag

If I told you that you can improve soil health and microbial activity, reduce soil compaction, increase soil organic matter, reduce weed pressure, improve water infiltration and drainage, increase soil fertility, and reduce nutrients leaving your fields and ending up in the water supply, would you be interested? What if I also told you that there are government cost share dollars available that will pay 50-100% of the cost of trying this practice? All of this can be done by planting cover crops on your farm this fall.

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2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour
by Pro Farmer Editors

HTS Ag team member Terry Johnston, will be one of the crop scout leaders on the western leg of the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, which begins on Monday, August 17th. The western scouts will start out at Sioux Falls, SD and head west and the eastern scouts will start out at Dayton, Ohio and head west.

The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour’s primary goal is to provide the industry with accurate growing season information about likely corn and soybean yields at the state and regional levels during the upcoming harvest season. Crop Tour’s data-gathering methods are disciplined and produce consistent results. The Tour’s crop scouts — especially the new ones — receive formal instruction before the Tour and training from Tour veterans along the way.

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