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With a sell-out, almost 300 person crowd, Fennig Equipment was there to participate. Ray Archuleta spoke about “How much fertilizer do we really need?”View the Video
At our first "farmers nite out" a very good meal was served, along with a short presentation. We donated 10% of the sales back to the Jay County Junior Fair. We are proud to support the Jay County Junior Fair with a $1200 donation!
Clarion, Iowa – In partnership with Fennig Equipment, Coldwater, OH, Hagie Mfg. is pleased to introduce the Hagie Commodity Delivery System (CDS), an innovative solution to add value to your self-propelled applicator with capability to perform full season dry fertilizer, nutrient and cover crop inter-seeding applications.
Designed to complement the Cover Crop Interseeder (CCI) product line for the STS series sprayers, the Hagie Commodity Delivery System extends application capability with utilization of a pressurized dry application system, stainless steel metering system and application specific distribution towers. With proficiency to apply denser seed mixtures at higher rates, as well as to perform fertilizer applications in up to a 90’ swath, the Hagie Commodity Delivery System maximizes application versatility and productivity.
“We introduced our FE4R™ system to Hagie Mfg. to help streamline the highboy concept of applying cover crops and dry fertilizer on a 90’ boom. This system is well designed and expands the capabilities of the Hagie unit by allowing the farmer to utilize it not only as a multifaceted liquid product delivery system, but also a dry delivery system. It allows a variety of cover crop and dry fertilizer applications throughout the season, with a section control meter and a pressurized tank, they team up to bring the customer the best cover crop and dry fertilizer system on the market,” states Gary Fennig, Fennig Equipment.
Clients utilizing the Hagie Commodity Delivery System have seen capabilities with various applications including 100 lbs. of Cereal Rye at 8 mph., 120 lbs. Potash/MAP mix at a 6-7 mph. range, along with 20 lbs. Annual Ryegrass applied at 14 mph. Operating at a 50% field efficiency, clients can experience a 20 acre per hour productivity increase when utilizing the Hagie Commodity Delivery System as a result of the expanded application abilities and boom width.
“A trend toward more intensive management has led producers to include cover crops into their crop production strategies. This large capacity applicator is coupled with new precision options, making it a premier tool in cover crop application,” adds Newt Lingenfelter, Senior
Product Manager. “Additionally, the ability to perform dry fertilizer application in standing crops leads to optimum machine utilization for the Hagie owner,” commented Lingenfelter.
With up to 90’ spread widths and unparalleled six section product control, the Hagie Commodity Delivery System is compatible with 2007 and newer model STS sprayers. Manufactured by Fennig Equipment, with distribution and installation performed by Hagie Mfg., the system includes a 140 cubic foot pressurized tank, six outlet stainless steel metering system, and is equipped with a scale that can be upgraded to an ISO interface. Equipped with air cylinders that hook in with precision rate controllers, growers are able to utilize sectional control with applications. The applicator carries a two year warranty on new Hagie sprayers and a one year warranty on pre-owned Hagie models.
The Hagie Commodity Delivery System brings to the market an innovative solution for optimizing full season dry fertilizer, nutrient and cover crop inter-seeding application, while maximizing the value of your machine.
Fennig Equipment opened its doors in 2011 with Gary Fennig, who has been in the farming implement industry for over 30 years. He saw a need to assist farmers in maximizing their crop yield through sometimes very tough crop and weather conditions. Concentrating on Cover Crop Seeders, Fertilizer Placement, Residue Managers, Seed Bed Prep and Planter Accessories, Fennig Equipment is currently the largest distributor east of the Mississippi River.
To learn more about Fennig Equipment and specialized farming products, farm equipment and cover crop - please visit fennigequipment.com or for dry applicator questions, please contact Gary Fennig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hagie Mfg., located in Clarion, IA, optimizes our customers’ growth by providing the most innovative crop protection solutions in the agriculture industry. Since Ray Hagie’s invention of the world’s first self-propelled sprayer in 1947, today Hagie Mfg. continues to build upon a rich heritage as an industry leader in the business of solving problems. Innovative solutions and versatile attachments enhance capability for performing timely and precise full season crop protection, Nitrogen and cover crop seeding applications for optimal soil health and maximum yield productivity. A company driven to doing meaningful work, Hagie Mfg.’s application solutions are purposeful tools to drive economic benefits, while also performing responsible stewardship and best agricultural practices. A foundation with family owned values built around employees, customers and innovation delivers a superior customer experience, while inspiring sustained growth and success.
We are set-up and ready to go at the Indiana-Illinois Farm Equipment Show. It starts Tuesday, December 15 and continues through Thursday, December 17, 2015. The Indiana-Illinois Farm Equipment Show is conveniently located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN. Stop by the Fennig Equipment booth the next few days to learn more about FE4R!
Join Fennig Equipment at the The Greater PEORIA Farm Show this week! The show is 9am – 4pm daily. Gary Fennig will be answering your questions about the latest in cover crop application systems and planter preparation for the spring.
As Illinois’ largest indoor farm show with over 150,000 square feet of agricultural exhibits, the Greater PEORIA Farm Show is a great end-of-year opportunity to view all the latest in agriculture. Over 350 companies, representing over 1000 product lines and services, will completely fill the Peoria Civic Center for three big days.
For directions to the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois, or to learn more about the show, click here.
Ever wonder what the results of interseeding cover crops look like? This video is for you! These covers were planted with an APV seeder mounted on a Farm King Applicator Late June of 2015. The covers went dormant around August and have really grown since harvest.
We at Fennig Equipment know of the many benefits of growing cover crops: Cover crops reduce soil waste, improve yields, protect water quality and they reduce the need for herbicides and pesticides. This is why we offer a line of cover crop equipment to help farmers expedite the process, such as our APV PS 300 Air Seeder and the Valmar 2455 Cover Crop Seeder.
What we also know, however, is that getting started with growing cover crops can be a time-consuming process with a long learning curve.
With permission from Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE), Fennig Equipment can share a link to download their resource - a nearly 250-page book called “Managing Cover Crops Profitably.” A lot of the guesswork is taken out of growing cover crops here in the Midwest, including proper crop rotation, conservation tillage and pests. Below are our beginner tips on how you can grow the best and most successful cover crops.
Figure Out What You Want Out Of Your Crop
The type of cover crop you grow will depend on what you hope to achieve by growing it.
- Are you looking to scavenge N?
- Are you hoping to break up soil compaction?
- Are you wanting to increase the amount of organic matter in your fields?
Once you know what your goals are, we at Fennig Equipment can help you determine which cover crops will help you best meet those goals. The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) also has a handy cover crop decision tool which is available online and is free to use.
Use the Right Equipment
Through this guide, “Managing Cover Crops Profitably” we teach farmers how they can get started on their cover crops a half acre at a time. In order for the process to move smoothly and quickly, the right equipment has to be used. We at Fennig Equipment offer an extensive range of products which are designed for cover crop seeding and management, including:
Salford RTS Vertical Tillage: Durable and highly effective, the Salford RTS Vertical Tillage is able to operate in high moisture conditions. It is low maintenance and diverse, having the ability to have a number of attachments added to it.
Valmar 3255 Crop Cover Seeder: The Valmar 3255 seeder ensures an even distribution of your seeds and comes with a variety of seeding options.
The APV PS 300 Air Seeder: The quickest seeder we have available, the APV PS 300 Air Seeder is a favorite of ours here at Fennig Equipment
Managing Your Cover Crops
Depending on the cover crop you choose, how you manage it will differ. Fennig Equipment helps farmers determine how they can best manage each cover crop, outlines the pros and cons of working with each one, and discusses insightful planting tips which we at Fennig Equipment have learned throughout our over 100 years in the farming industry.
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