Last week’s weather allowed for many farmers across to the Corn Belt to make significant planting progress.
East central Indiana farmer Dave Lowe was one of them. Lowe tells Brownfield the weather wasn’t the only reason they were able to get so much done – the advancement in technology is a huge benefit. “You have the opportunity to look around and see what is going on,” he says. “For example, with fertilizer – we use row starter here and we can keep an eye on that. Everything is there in the cab and you can see all the details. It just makes the job a lot easier.”
He tells Brownfield the technology also enables them to stay more awake while they’re working long hours in the field. “With the GPS system and the Auto-Steer it’s easier to be fresher,” he says. “You have the opportunity to move around the cab of the tractor if you need to and that helps.”
And Lowe adds, good air conditioning helps, too.