A list of 15 sites across the US are listed as doing research to see how different parts of the precision tillage equation (products, methods, etc) affect the final crop, soil quality, and other resource impact.
Among the sites are 9 Universities, plus the Orthman Research Farm and 5 other private or public entities across the US. Visit the Precision Tillage website for a list and map of the projects.
Orthman Manufacturing has received Safety Awards for the last 2 years.
In 2010 Orthman Manufacturing won the Bronze Safety Award of Honor. This award is given for ongoing years of recognition for outstanding safety and health programs. They continue to improve all aspects of their safety performance and strive to be a leader in the industry.
By Mike Petersen - Orthman Precision Tillage Agronomist - June 16, 2010
Rains, sunshine, soils are warming up, fertility is in the ground, some of you have sprayed at least once and others of you are cultivating or ditching your corn for the 2010 crop year. Have you considered what is happening below that soil surface to develop the best corn crop?
In today’s market producers are in need of unique planter configurations. To address this need, John Deere and Orthman Manufacturing are beginning to co-produce custom-built 36-, 38-, and 40- inch planter configurations. The two companies have had a supplier agreement for stack-fold toolbars for the past 17 years. The new agreement allows producers in regional markets to be able to order fully assembled planters with some not-so-typical row spacing and working widths from their local John Deere dealers.
Lexington, Nebraska, July 10, 2007 — In 2007, Orthman Manufacturing opened a Tillage Research station at the Lexington, Nebraska headquarters. Under the leadership of Justin Troudt, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, the Orthman Research farm is partnering with agricultural businesses and row crop input manufacturers. Troudt explains, “It is extremely important that the American producer has the opportunity to maximize the performance of every input he invests in his row crop production.