• Lon Tonneson

    What That Weed?

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on September 26, 2011

    Jeff Stachler, NDSU and U of M Extension weed specialist, walked around Peterson Seed Farms field day Harwood, N.D., the other day with a four foot tall weed that drew a lot of attention. It was a waterhemp, one he suspected that was resistant to glyphosate. He had pulled it from a soybean field, where it was sticking up through the canopy like a Christmas tree. Because he could see dead waterhemp next to it, he doubted it if his specimen (a female waterhemp, he said) was a late…

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  • Lon Tonneson

    Big Draw At Big Iron

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on September 19, 2011

    One of the biggest draws at the recent Big Iron Show in West Fargo, N.D., was the New Holland SmartTrax display. SmartTrax is the new track option for New Holland’s T9.615 and T9.670 4WD tractors. While I was at the exhibit, there were always 8-10 people there checking futuristic track system. (It tracks look like they should go on a tank, not a tractor.)  A couple of the people were even from other implement dealerships. “I’ve never talked some much about a…

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