Irrigation News

RDO Water Names Frank Garcia Account Manager in Salinas

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A native of King City, Frank Garcia has nearly 20 years of agriculture and irrigation experience
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Why Buy from a Dealership's Rental Fleet

Hidden Value of Purchasing from a Dealership’s Rental Fleet

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Regardless of the reason it’s needed, several factors often get in the way of companies actually pulling the trigger and making a new equipment purchase – initial cost and depreciation often at the top of the list. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a “new” addition to your fleet doesn’t have to be “new.”
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Two Arborwell employees cutting down a tree with chainsaws

Why is marketing important? Just ask this guy.

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Peter Sortwell, the founder of Arborwell Professional Tree Management based in Hayward, California, took a huge risk in refinancing his house to start a tree care business. Failing was not an option.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Erin Hightower, RDO Equipment Co.

Erin Hightower, RDO Equipment Co., on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Host Tony Kramer invited Erin on the podcast to continue last episode’s discussion of John Deere Field Connect, specifically, the data management side, and areas including soil moisture, leaf wetness, temperature, wind speed, and rain.
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RDO employee standing next to a RDO Equipment Co. worktruck hitched to a Vermeer trailer

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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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Chip Lembcke, RDO Equipment Co.

Chip Lembcke, RDO Equipment Co., on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Host – and fellow Product Specialist – Tony Kramer invited Chip on the podcast to talk about John Deere Field Connect. From monitoring soil moisture to tracking weather data, the system is designed to help growers make timely irrigation decisions.
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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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Pivot Irrigation Technology

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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