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Read any of our blog posts for a wide variety of helpful tips pertaining to corn harvest, soybean harvest, combine settings, residue management, and on-farm research. Our experts love sharing their knowledge with other farmers to help them maximize potential yields and profits.  

Combine and corn head settings for down corn

Combine Adjustments for Downed Corn As if rain delays weren’t frustrating enough during harvest, a broad swath of Eastern Iowa experienced extremely powerful winds during the August 10, 2020, Derecho storm, which damaged crops and left a lot of valuable grain on the...

Setting Stripper Plate gap on the corn head

Setting Stripper Plates On Row Unit with Marion Calmer discussing problems and solutions in the Calmer Patented Beveled Stripper Plates

Combine Kill-Stop Examination and refinement settings

Combine Kill-Stop Examination Cab Controls and Settings extended operator discussion and traing for farmers by Marion Calmer

Combine Threshing & Separating Area Troubleshooting

Combine Threshing and Separating Area Troubleshooting and Examination with Marion Calmer combine hardware and technology expert.

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Randy Dowdy uses Calmer Corn Heads for 15 inch corn

Randy Dowdy

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Agronomic Discussions

Calmer Media Visit | Neil Cowley Video Interview

Calmer Media Visit | Neil Cowley Video Interview

media team and FAQField Media Farmer styleAll Calmer Corn Heads are custom built with our entire line of patented corn head and residue management parts. Available in any row spacing, any color and with any number of rows, your new Calmer head will be built to meet...

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Soil Stratification Study

Soil Stratification Study

TO MEASURE IS TO IMPROVEScientific Method  applied to agricultureIn agriculture, stratified soils is defined as the uneven level of nutrients at various depths within the soil profile. This is a major problem for farmers and it's getting worse..."After taking numerous...

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Auger vs. Draper Soybean Headers: The Economics

Auger vs. Draper Soybean Headers: The Economics

Does individual bean or pod loss from an auger-fed platform add up enough to support the cost of switching to a draper-style head? Central Illinois farmer, George Roberts, discusses the economics of purchasing an auger-fed bean header vs. a draper bean header on his...

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Machinery talk

Calmer Media Visit | Neil Cowley Video Interview

Calmer Media Visit | Neil Cowley Video Interview

media team and FAQField Media Farmer styleAll Calmer Corn Heads are custom built with our entire line of patented corn head and residue management parts. Available in any row spacing, any color and with any number of rows, your new Calmer head will be built to meet...

read more
Soil Stratification Study

Soil Stratification Study

TO MEASURE IS TO IMPROVEScientific Method  applied to agricultureIn agriculture, stratified soils is defined as the uneven level of nutrients at various depths within the soil profile. This is a major problem for farmers and it's getting worse..."After taking numerous...

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Dave Hula: Why I Run Calmer Products on My Corn Head

Dave Hula: Why I Run Calmer Products on My Corn Head

Dave Hula Runs CALMER BT Chopper Stalk RollsRide along with Corn Yield World Champion David Hula as he side dresses some Nitrogen on  Renwood Farms. Dave chats in cab about expectations for the 2020 harvest and how he manages residue with his John Deere corn head...

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15 in 15

15 in 15

On Farm Research Leads to Choosing 15 Inch RowsLane Sinele is farming in central Illinois and he moved into the idea of planting at 15 inch distance between corn rows over 15 years ago rebuilding his head by hand with the help of his sons and calmer parts.  Listen to...

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John Deere Stalk Rolls In Stock 2022

John Deere Stalk Rolls In Stock 2022

John Deere Stalk Rolls In Stock 2022 Ready to ShipJohn Deere offers three stalk roll options for 600 Series Corn heads and the word on the street in early 2022 shows limited to no supply available to ship. JD stalk roll options offer differing residue processing needs...

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Double Cropping Advantages of the BT CHOPPER®

Double Cropping Advantages of the BT CHOPPER®

World record corn yield world champion, Dave Hula, knows a thing or two about managing corn residue after growing 600+ bushels per acre in 2019. Farmers across North America are relying on Calmer BT Chopper® Stalk Rolls to manage their cornstalks during harvest to lay...

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