October 2017
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Mark Your Calendars for OPI Customer Training!  Five Tips For A Smooth Harvest  Which Weighing Device Are You Using To Calibrate?   Attend SMS Training to Turn Your Operational Goals into Reality  Grain Management Strategies for Winter Holding  Another Year Yields Another Message About Grain Safety    What Will Happen to My Data? Understanding Your Rights in Precision Agriculture  Take Advantage of Our Customer Referral Program Today!
Mark Your Calendars for OPI Customer Training!

HTS Ag is hosting OPI Customer Trainings for both OPI Blue and Integris Pro customers. Training will be held at the Harlan, Iowa office on Wednesday, November 15th and at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa on Thursday November 16th. Both trainings will be from 10am to 12pm with lunch being provided after. Check in begins at 9:30am. Please email info@htsag.com or call 800-741-3305 to reserve your spot today!

Five Tips For A Smooth Harvest

By Sam Worley, Ag Leader

Believe it or not, fall harvest season is right around the corner for many of you. If I were to guess, you probably fall into one of two camps - you have either fully embraced the looming season and have already gotten your combine out and prepped, or you're grasping onto the last few days of summer and ignoring the changing color of your fields. Either way, it's important to make sure your Ag Leader yield monitor is feeling its best before hitting the fields this fall.

We've put together 5 easy steps that will help you have a smooth season.

Which Weighing Device Are You Using To Calibrate?

By Sam Worley, Ag Leader

As you may know, InCommand™ displays can now get you quality, actionable yield data in one or two calibration loads.

We're all familiar with the term garbage in, garbage out, right? Accurate actual weights are particularly important now when calibrating with fewer loads because weighing inaccuracies don’t average out over many loads.

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Attend SMS™ Training to Turn Your Operational Goals into Reality

Beginning in October, you can join Ag Leader for SMS Training at the Ag Leader Academy in Ames, IA. With SMS Basic, SMS Advanced and SMS Certified I courses scheduled, all users can find a class that fits their needs and experience level. Sign up for a class here.
Grain Management Strategies for Winter Holding
By Dave Crompton, CEO, OPIsystems

Drying corn to target moisture might have already been accomplished by now, or might be underway depending on harvest moisture, location, crop maturity, and time of harvest. However, winter is quickly approaching, so grain has to be conditioned as soon as possible for safe winter storage. Safe grain storage is highly dependent on grain moisture and temperature, and the combination of these would determine the safe storage period and/or the spoilage risk. Dry and cool grain can be safely stored for a longer duration (6-12 months), however, it is often difficult to achieve these goals due to several factors such as wet crop, delayed harvest, insufficient aeration and drying systems, and poor management strategies. Different management approaches for winter holding will be required based on the grain moisture.
 
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Another Year Yields Another Message About Grain Safety

By Charles Schwab

AMES, Iowa — Nearly every year, Iowa experiences at least one grain suffocation. So it should not be a surprise that one of the Farm Safety and Health Week messages has a focus on grain safety.

"Most people don't truly understand the tremendous force grain has unless they've experienced it," said Charles Schwab, farm safety specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. "The misconception for most people is that they can easily be rescued once they are entrapped in flowing grain."

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What Will Happen to My Data? Understanding Your Rights in Precision Agriculture

By Matt Hopkins

The use of precision agriculture-based decision making to determine fertilizer rates and hybrid types and planting rates is becoming more common, according to an article on the PennState Extension website.

However, with the increased use of precision agriculture and the collection of farm information comes questions regarding the ownership and rights of data.

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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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