Irrigation News

Dave Steege standing next to a piece of Vermeer equipment

Team Member Day in the Life – RDO Vermeer Account Manager, Dave Steege

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We invited Dave Steege, RDO Vermeer Account Manager, to give us a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day in Northern California.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: The Economics of Precision Ag with the USDA

The Economics of Precision Ag with the USDA

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In this episode we speak with David Schimmelpfennig, a senior economist with the USDA's Economic Research Service. Much of his research has focused on precision agriculture adoption throughout the country, and he shares some their findings on the economics of precision agriculture technology on the farm.
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John Deere Excavator moving rock next to a dirt road

Texas-Sized Technology Solutions for Granbury Excavating

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Wayne Wienecke, founder of Granbury Excavating in Tolar, TX could be considered one of the earliest adopters of technology in the industry and state of Texas – and not because he simply wants the latest-and-greatest gadgets on the jobsite.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Danny Schulz - Moorhead, MN

RDO Equipment Co.'s 50th Anniversary - Celebrating Our People

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This week’s podcast is a little out of the ordinary. It features an interview with Danny Schulz, longtime employee of RDO Equipment Co. In fact, Danny has worked for RDO for more than 45 years! He currently works in the Parts Department at our Moorhead, MN location.
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John Deere Mower vs. ZTR

Mower vs. ZTR – How to Choose

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Because riding lawn mowers and ZTRs are both dependable machines that get the job done, here are the primary ways to determine which is right for you.
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Incorporating Variable Rate Irrigation

3 Ways to Make Variable Rate Irrigation Work on Your Farm

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The unique crop, soil, topography, and other characteristics of every farm present a strong case that each field should be irrigated to its individual needs. Variable rate irrigation (VRI) systems offer growers the opportunity to customize water application based on specific field conditions and other unique needs of their farm.
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Why to Demo Equipment before Buying

The Value in Demoing Equipment Before Buying

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Many trusted dealerships like RDO Equipment Co. offer the opportunity for interested equipment-seekers to see, learn about, and test machines before buying. Here’s why you should take advantage of the opportunity to demo equipment, how to make the experience successful, and what to expect at a demo.
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Grape Vineyard near the mountains

Top 5 Robotic Systems to Watch in Agriculture

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Robots. Are they just a thing of the future? Many in the agriculture sector agree that the industry is heading in the direction of having more technology on the farm, which could even include robots. RDO Agronomist Nate Dorsey shares his top five robotic systems to watch.
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RDO Equipment Co. Named EBY Dealer in the Upper Midwest

RDO Equipment Co. Named EBY Dealer in the Upper Midwest

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RDO Equipment Co. is pleased to announce the company is now an authorized EBY equipment trailer dealer in its Midwest Region, which includes 19 stores in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
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5 Tips for buying a Used Dozer

5 Tips for Buying a Used Dozer

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From diversification to growth opportunities, there are several reasons a company would be interested in purchasing a new dozer. When a brand-new machine isn’t an option, used equipment present a great opportunity for companies to expand their fleet.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Nick Arndt

Nick Arndt, RDO Equipment Co., on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Ready for spring? Host Tony Kramer invited Nick Arndt on the latest episode of the podcast to talk about all things John Deere Lawn & Garden.
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RDO Water employee standing next to a John Deere Skid Steer at a jobsite

RDO Experts Featuring the Level Best Attachment

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See how the Level Best attachment is used for site prep and grading, and can be equipped with various GPS, laser control, or positioning systems.
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Worker operating the Vermeer Pink Panther Directional Drill D23x30

Oregon’s Drill Diva and Her Panther Pink Drill

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Around the Willamette Valley, Oregon, Apryl Fouts is known as the “Drill Diva” by her colleagues and customers. She’s been sitting at the controls of a horizontal directional drill (HDD) for 14 years now and has taken on some of the area’s most challenging projects.
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5 Ways to Maximize JDLink

Get the Most out of JDLink for Your Construction Fleet

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If you own or rent John Deere construction equipment, you’re likely aware of JDLink and the advantages it offers for management of those machines. But are you using it to its full potential?
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Wingtra Drone sitting in a grass field against a mountain backdrop

RDO Integrated Controls Announces Partnership with Wingtra Drone Company

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RDO Integrated Controls is now a partner of Wingtra, a Swiss drone company that developed, manufactures, and sells a commercial VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drone for mapping and surveying. Per the agreement, RDO Integrated Controls stores are now offering the WingtraOne unit, as well as software and complete support.
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RDO Agriculture Technology Podcast with Kelsey VanOverbeke

Kelsey Van Overbeke, WinField United, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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In this episode, we speak with an agronomist about how she uses the John Deere Operations Center to help growers make better decisions.
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Receivers of a Community Building Grant

From AYF Student to First Responder to Life Saver

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Former Access Your Future intern, Aaron Haux, serves his community as a Service Technician at RDO Equipment Co. and volunteer firefighter in Kindred, ND - and recently received an award for above-and-beyond efforts to help save a woman's life.
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Panel members discussing innovation in Imperial Valley

Industry Progress Lies in Collaboration and Looking Further Ahead

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When thinking about precision agriculture technology, it’s easy to get caught up in the latest advancements. And while adopting new technology is important so to not be left behind in an ever-changing industry, it’s imperative to think of the future as well.
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9 Signs to Invest in a Vermeer Mini Skid Steer

9 Signs It's Time to Invest in a Mini Skid Steer

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Whether a rental center, landscaper, or builder, here are nine signs it's time to finally buy that mini skid steer - and why it's worth the investment.
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4 Used Equipment Trends to Watch

4 Used Equipment Trends to Watch This Year

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What's on the horizon this year that's going to impact used construction equipment? Read to find out four key areas to watch.
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