Dust Behind the Planter

Computers, machine monitors, GPS guidance systems, and communication devices are standard equipment in most tractor cabs today. Each plays an important role in production efficiency, but technology can’t do it all.

Dust was flying behind the corn planter when Neal was finishing the last field. The seeds were being placed in moist ground. Those dry layers above were a reminder that farmers and all the technology they have available can’t do it all.

In wet years, the dust behind the planter is a welcome sight and in the dry years not so much. Today’s farmers understand it takes the right mix of technology, sunshine, adequate moisture, and a lot of common sense to trust the unique partnership they have with Mother Nature.

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