Irrigation News

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A Day in the Life at RDO Equipment Co. – Account Manager, Chris Stanley

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Chris Stanley has been around equipment as long as he can remember. Growing up in a small farming town and working jobs in the ranching, construction, and highway paving industries since he was out of high school, he has always been drawn to equipment.
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Why There is Much More Behind Oil Than a Price

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Proper engine oil maintenance is essential to protecting your equipment. We're sharing a few tips that will answer your questions.
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Gregoire Grape Harvester harvesting grapes in a vineyard

Mechanized and Multi-Functional – Vineyard Solutions from Gregoire

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Thanks to new, specialized offerings from equipment manufacturers, there are more opportunities for grape growers to mechanize practices, leading to more economical, efficient, and effective businesses.
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Arborwell employee using a Chainsaw on a tree

The story of Arborwell

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If you want to talk to someone who knows a thing or two about taking the risk to become a tree care entrepreneur, Peter Sortwell is your guy.
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Inside view of a RDO Shop filled with John Deere Construction equipment

Riverside Construction Update – August

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As the final details and finishes come together, and on the heels of a successful move-in of Vermeer from Fontana, the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside is nearly complete.
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Rodent Management for Strawberry Growers

Preventing Rodents in Drip-Irrigated Strawberry Fields

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Rodents are a major concern for all strawberry growers, including those with drip irrigation systems. Pests like pocket gophers, moles, squirrels, and voles, when not properly managed, eat the plants and fruit, causing crop damage and yield loss.
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3 Ways Technology is Impacting Irrigation

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In a sense, agriculture technology is encouraging farmers to be micromanagers.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Dr. Abbey Wick

Dr. Abbey Wick, North Dakota State University, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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For how in-tune she is with the crops, fields, and farmers in the Red River Valley, one might think Dr. Abbey Wick grew up in the Midwest and spent years around agriculture. Surprisingly, neither is true.
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Two kids sitting on John Deere Lawnmowers at a Day of Play event

RDO Equipment Co. Stores Host Day of Play Events

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Imagine a child getting an up-close view of the big green equipment he sees in the fields near his home. That’s just what happens at RDO Equipment Co.’s Day of Play events.
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RDO Service Technician sitting at a computer next to a piece of Vermeer equipment

Members of RDO Equipment Co. Pioneer Vermeer Corporation’s Certification Program

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In the equipment world, leading companies know the value good care has on a fleet. From daily checks to thorough preventative maintenance, and all the way up to troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repair, proper equipment management is no small task.
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A Unique Solution for the Solar Industry

Vermeer’s PD10 Pile Driver and Carlson’s PDGrade Machine Guidance Create a Unique Solution for the Solar Industry

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Look around and you’ll see innovation is alive and well in the construction industry, particularly in solar field construction.
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Two RDO Employees walk along a row of John Deere Combines & Tractors

A 3-Step Approach to Interseeding Cover Crops

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As growers continue to search for opportunities to create healthier soils and increase yields, more trusted advisors and farmers are looking to interseeding cover crops.
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Rick Avery with Cake and TV celebrating his years of service

RDO Equipment Co. Employee Celebrates 45 Years of Service

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Rick Avery, Lead Parts Specialist at RDO Equipment Co. in Redfield, SD is celebrating his 45-year anniversary at the store.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: John Deere Financial

David Davis and Jim Howard, John Deere Financial, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Host Tony Kramer invited David and Jim on the podcast to talk about John Deere Financial, specifically, the Multi-Use Account, and how it helps farmers get what they need and get into the field.
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Saul Amezquita Named Store Manager of RDO Equipment Co. and RDO Water in Indio

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RDO Equipment Co. has promoted Saul Amezquita to Store Manager of the Indio store.
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Valley Irrigation System near a highway

MVI Celebrates 25 Years of Irrigation Solutions and Support

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25 years ago, Bobby Kempenich had an idea. An idea to launch a business that combined his knowledge of irrigation equipment, a partnership with a local farming operation, and his passion to deliver the best service to farmers.
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10 Changes to the Central Coast Ag Order

The Central Coast Ag Order Changed – What You Need to Know

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Since 2012, the Central Coast Water Board has required all growers participate in the Agriculture Order (Ag Order R3-2012-0011) or risk penalties of up to a $10,000 fine, per day until the operation is in compliance.
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CCRI Group photo with donut cake

CCRI Named Benefiting Charity of RDO Caters Taters for Charity 2017

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RDO Equipment Co. and parent company, R.D. Offutt Company, are pleased to announce CCRI as this year’s benefiting charity of RDO Caters Taters for Charity.
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Ramon Beltran Promoted to Store Manager of RDO Equipment Co. in Imperial

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RDO Equipment Co. announces Ramon Beltran as Store Manager of its Imperial store.
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Day in the Life with RDO Product Specialist Tony Kramer

A Day in the Life at RDO Equipment Co. – Product Specialist, Tony Kramer

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Technology is changing the equipment industry. In the agriculture world, growers need a partner who understands both their needs and the capabilities precision technology offers to do the job better. Enter RDO Equipment Co. Ag Product Specialist, Tony Kramer.
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