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Along with the popular forage chopping, merging, hay and tillage demonstrations, the working equipment field demos at the August 7-9, 2018 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY, are adding manure application methods that reduce odor and runoff and retain nutrient value.

Proper management of manure resources can return in big ways for today's farmers. The new demonstration at Empire Fram Days will show how to apply the latest technology and tools to work manure into soil or surface apply and retain valuable nutrients to feed crops. The techniques can also reduce runoff losses and soil disturbance and help farmers meet environmental stewardship goals.

The side-by-side demonstrations by Java Farm Supply/Nuhn, Pikeside Enterprises/Bazooka Farmstar and Bauer for a Green World, Pik Rite, Hainsworth/Dry Hill Manufacturing and Zimmerman Manufacturing/Red Viper will include dribble bars, a grassland tool, disks, and shanks.

A Field Demos-dedicated tram is available to carry visitors from the Northeast corner of the showgrounds to the field demo area. The daily schedule of working farm equipment demonstrations includes:

10:30 am: Hay mowing

11:30 am: Hay merging and chopping

12:30 pm: Tillage and GPS

1:30 pm: Hay raking, baling and handling

2:30 pm: Manure injection and application.

Exhibitors showcasing the most innovative tools include CNY FarmSupply/ROC, Casella Organics, Cummings & Bricker/McHale, Dion-Ag Inc., John Deere, Manitou NA LLC, Meyer Mfg, New Holland, Norwood Sales Inc., Oxbo International, RangeLine Group/K-Line Ag, Tigerco Distributing/Reese, and Unverferth Manufacturing.

Farm Credit East sponsors the Field Demos at Empire Farm Days. Also new this year at the Field Demonstrations area is a refreshment area sponsored by NK, Syngenta, and Enogen Feed.

Empire Farm Days is excited to work with Morrisville State College staff to organize and execute the field demonstrations in cooperation with Rodman Lott and Son Farms.

Empire Farm Days has partnered with Cuff Farm Services, Kifco, Goulds Water Technology and Xylem Applied Water Systems to provide irrigation to the field demonstration site crops.

Daily at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm, the Falcon Automated Soil Sampler will be working in the tillage field demo area. The equipment collects, georeferences, time-dates and barcodes samples every 15 feet. Cameras will broadcast to tv monitors at the field edge and results from earlier sampling of grids at the showgrounds will be available. This demonstration is sponsored by the New York State Agribusiness Association, Growmark FS of Caledonia, Agrinetix of Rochester, and Empire Farm Days.

Ongoing demonstrations each day include quadcopter drone demonstrations by CNY Droneworks at Lot 507 and Bugnot Rock and Stone Grinder and Forestry Mulcher demonstrations at Lot 901.

Five markers of large applicators: Java Farm Supply/Ag Chem Rogator, Monroe Tractor/Case IH, Chandler, Miller, and Vector will provide opportunities to test drive their field units from 10 am to 2 pm daily at the show.

Trucks, tractors, construction equipment, and utility vehicles are also available for Ride and Drive at this show from 10 am to 2 pm daily with Ford Trucks, Honda, Milton CAT, RAM Trucks, and Yanmar UTVs.

Empire Farm Days show hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 am to 4 pm on Thursday; admission is $10 per vehicle. For daily schedules and more information on exhibits, seminars, live animal demonstrations, farm safety and other presentations at the show, see or call 1-877-697-7837. Also see Facebook and Instagram.