Farming Magazine - March, 2012


Planting & Soil Prep Equipment & Products

Brillion Farm Equipment

Wing Float Pulverizers help eliminate crusting, improve water intake, increase seed-to-soil contact, push down stones and flatted and pin corn stalks. Available in sizes up to 36 feet wide with choice of notched ductile iron wheels or, new for 2012, Optimizer ductile iron wheels.

Case IH

Available in 20, 30, 40 and 60-foot working widths, the Case IH Nutri-Tiller 950 strip-till system is equipped with NH3 fertilizer capability and features a heavy-duty welded frame.


Agribon+ Row Covers provide a more suitable microclimate for sensitive seedlings. Row covers are manufactured from 100-percent polypropylene, spunbonded with UV stabilizers. Ideal for overwintering container stock as well.

J.M. Rock Forks

Rock forks with skid loader mounting plate in eight sizes: 63, 72, 80 and 84 inches wide. Available with different tine spacings, reinforced tines (with .5-inch steel plate gussets) and cradle designs. Custom models made for some tractor loaders, as well.


Mechanical Transplanter

Offering a wide range of planting and soil products, including bad shapers, mulch layers, mulch lifter and mulch planters. Also, a complete line of plastic mulch: black or clear embossed; spectra green; white on black; silver on black; perforated; photodegradable; and Gro-Guard and Covertan.

Midwest Bio-Tech, Inc.

Chandler Soil improves soil fertility and tilth; encourages deeper plant root systems and drought tolerance; and reduces soil compaction. Dry Seed Treat enhances seed germination; increases nutrient uptake; allows for more plant sugar to deter insects and build yields; and makes plants more robust in cold and wet weather.


Monosem Precision Planters include the MS Mini-Seed and the NG Plus 4. The MS Mini-Seed is for lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, onion, radish, spinach, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower and more. The NG Plus 4 handles sweet corn, pumpkins, beans and cucumbers. Also available are custom planters, built to order.


Sundown RSC Series 3-in-1 Soil Conditioners for nurseries, berry growers, orchards, vineyards and general cultivation work are available in 5, 5.5, 6 and 7-foot sizes with Category I, three-point hitches, and 8, 10, 12, 15-foot widths with Category II, three-point hitches. Featuring heavy-duty high clearance S-tines, a spring-loaded spiketooth bar and spring-loaded rear crumbler roller.

New England Organics

New England Organics offers liming agents, fertilizers, bedding, compost, greenhouse media and mulch.

Pioneer Equipment, Inc.

The new Pioneer Homesteader will plow, till, cultivate and harvest your crop. Attachments easily switch with two pins (no tools required); implement is in front of the operator for easier viewing; the tool bar is in front of the axle so that the implement turns with the horses; foot pedal steering offers maximum control in row crops and adjustable wheels for row spacings from 40 to 48 inches. Available attachments include 10-inch plow, cultivator, potato plow, harrow, hiller, disc and, coming soon, a seeder/planter.


Preferred Seed

PS 105 Extra BR Alfalfa is bred to handle wet soils and features superior disease resistance and branched roots. The branched roots remain above the water table and resist heaving, helping the plant thrive in the Northeast's heavy soils.


Rain-Flo Irrigation

Offering a wide range of vegetable planting and growing products, including the Water Wheel Transplanter, Raised Bed Plastic Mulch Layer, Flat Bed Plastic Mulch Layer and Plastic Mulch Lifter. Also offering T-Tape by John Deere, as well as diesel-powered water pumps and overhead crop irrigation.

Remlinger Mfg.

The new Remlinger 3 Bar Spring Tine Flex Harrow mounts on field cultivators and other straight frame secondary tillage tools. The new design features independent tine bar angle adjustment, and the roller penetrates up to 2 inches deep, mixing and firming the soil. Available in three or four-bar mounted designs in sizes from 3.5 to 6.5 feet in 9-inch increments.