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Tim Stombaugh



Technology to Improve Sprayer Accuracy
3/26/2014 (new)

A number of new technologies have been introduced over the last several years aimed at improving the accuracy of spray application, but do they really work? The purpose of this document is to highlight the most common causes of application errors then discuss the array of new sprayer technologies that are becoming available, how they might affect application accuracy, and pitfalls involved in using them. | PA-9
500 printed copies | 10 pages | 5,166 words | 52 downloads | PDF: 1,500 kb


Mulching with Large Round Bales between Plastic-covered Beds
4/26/2013 (new)

Large round bales lend themselves very well to the application of mulching rows of vegetables because the bales can be unrolled to peel off layers that are about the right thickness for mulch. An innovative implement that offsets the bale so that it can be unrolled between the rows while the tractor straddles the row can make the practice of mulching with round bales considerably more efficient. | ID-214
250 printed copies | 6 pages | 3,335 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 2,400 kb


A New Concept in On-Farm Biofuel Production
3/19/2012 (new)

For many social, political, and economic reasons, biofuels are moving quickly from the fuel of tomorrow to the fuel of today. Researchers at the University of Kentucky are working on a new system of biofuel production that involves on-farm processing of biomass. This factsheet provides a general overview of this new concept that could have a great impact on agriculture and the fuel-production industry. | AEN-112
500 printed copies | 2 pages | 802 words | 114 downloads | PDF: 235 kb


Butanol: The New Biofuel
3/8/2012 (new)

Butanol is a type of alcohol that has received renewed interest recently as a potential green alternative to petroleum fuels. This factsheet gives a basic history and description of butanol and its potential use as a biofuel in gasoline and diesel engines. | AEN-111
500 printed copies | 2 pages | 653 words | 79 downloads | PDF: 220 kb


Basics of Automatic Section Control for Agricultural Sprayers
6/2/2011 (new)

The potential economic and environmental benefits of these systems are gaining the attention of producers and custom applicators looking to reduce their overall chemical costs. The purpose of this publication is to describe the basic operation and benefits of automatic section control systems. | AEN-102
web only | 4 pages | 1,474 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 1,049 kb


Corn and Soybean Production Calendar
12/16/2009 (reprinted)

The Corn and Soybean Production Calendar was developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events in a timely fashion on the farm. Weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. However, if other practices within the farming operation are prioritized, perhaps a producer can better address the emergencies that will occur. | ID-159
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 650 kb


GPS Changes: How to be Prepared
11/14/2008 (new)

| AEN-95
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 179 kb


Saving Fuel in the Field
10/23/2008 (new)

| AEN-94
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 30 downloads | PDF: 110 kb


Proper Tire and Ballast Inflation
10/23/2008 (new)

| AEN-93
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 201 kb


Biodiesel FAQ
4/30/2006 (new)

| AEN-90
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 24 downloads | PDF: 220 kb


Biodiesel Basics
4/30/2006 (new)

| AEN-89
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 31 downloads | PDF: 263 kb


The Global Positioning System
9/1/2005 (new)

| AEN-88
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 305 kb


Implementing Precision Agriculture: Connecting a GPS to Other Devices
7/8/2005 (new)

| PA-7
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 153 kb


Implementing Precision Agriculture: What Will This Investment Cost?
11/15/2003 (new)

| PA-6
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 106 kb


Elements of PrecIsion Agriculture: Basics of Yield Monitor Installation and Operation
10/10/2002 (reprinted)

| PA-1
500 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 234 kb


Elements of Precision Agriculture: GPS Simplified
6/30/2002 (new)

| PA-5
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 38 kb


Implementing Precision Agriculture: Choosing the Right Lightbar
6/15/2002 (new)

| PA-4
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 114 kb


Elements of Precision Agriculture: Lightbar Guidance Aids
6/12/2002 (new)

| PA-3
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 36 kb


Guidelines for Adopting Precision Agricultural Practices
5/15/2001 (new)

| PA-2
1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 85 kb