General Operation Articles

Gear up – Throttle down

History In 1977, David Shelton and Kenneth Von Bargen (University of Nebraska) published an article called “10-1977 CC279 Gear Up – Throttle Down”. It described the merits of reducing tractor rpm’s for trailed implements that didn’t need 540 rpm to operate. In 2001 (republished ...Read More

The Misplay of our Generation

We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. –Amara’s Law of Computing We tend to overestimate the effect of a stewardship mistake in the short run and underestimate the effect in ...Read More

Spraying Organic Products

You read right – SPRAYING ORGANIC. Many people don’t realize that organic operations apply sprays to their crops, too. The criteria for what can be sprayed is what makes the operation “organically certified”. Here was my somewhat generic 2014 talk designed to introduce new ...Read More