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A Sure Sign You’re Losing Yield: Deck Plate Wear

Farmers may be familiar with the telltale signs of yield loss at the corn head: ears bouncing out of the head or kernels pinging off the windshield. But there’s another sign that main-line head owners may not be aware of: deck plate wear.

Every Kernel Counts — That’s Why Ag PhD Research Counts on Drago

This article was originally published in Ag PhD magazine. Photo credit: Ag PhD Ag research uncovers the information farmers need…

Olimac Factory Expansion to Double Capacity

Product demand has grown exponentially. If there’s a common goal among farmers in the U.S. and those around the world,…

Maintain Your Drago Head With Drago Parts

Now is the Best Time to Evaluate Your Corn Head for Next Season. Harvest season is the best time to…

Check Your Corn Head Now for Optimum Harvest Performance This Fall

Crops suffering from drought this season? Pay added attention to your corn head during pre-harvest preparation to minimize additional loss at harvest.

How to Buy a Used Drago

When you’re in the market for a used corn head, choosing a Drago is one of the smartest decisions you can make.

“There are better products out there, and Drago is one of them.”

Deere customer says he isn’t afraid to try new technologies and that “Drago was unbelievable.” Check out what else he had to say about his experience.

A few more zerks for more ROI.

The question isn’t why Drago corn heads have more maintenance, but why other brands don’t. Drago owners know the added yield and durability they get in return are well worth it.

Post Harvest Maintenance Tips

Corn harvest can take a toll on your equipment. Download our latest article so you can get a boost on…

Managing Corn Residue at Harvest

Location, Tillage Practices And Crop Rotations Play A Role In Residue Management Needs. Higher corn plant populations, tougher stalks and…

How to Stay Profitable Now and in the Future

Profitability Matters Iowa Corn Promotion Board President, Kelly Nieuwenhuis, discusses best practices on his farm operation amidst agricultural volatility. In…

Corn Head Replacement: Upgrade vs. Repairs

When is buying a new corn head more cost-effective than repairing an old one? For many producers, optimizing the performance…

Factors Influencing Yield Loss

DON’T LOSE HARD-EARNED BUSHELS YOU WORKED SO HARD TO GROW Identify The Equipment And Operation Adjustments That Can Help Limit…

Dragotec: Capturing More Kernels for 20 Years and Counting

Two decades after bringing a corn head from Italy to their Iowa farm, Denny and Darlene Bollig celebrate having the…

Corn Head Maintenance

Check your corn head now for optimum harvest performance this fall. Download our full article on what you should look…

Optimizing Crop Health in Dry Field Conditions

Do dry field conditions, cool temperatures, or slow emergence have you revisiting your 2021 crop protection and nutrient management plans?…

We Farm Too

With the arrival of planting season, there is no more suitable time to give an update fresh off a farm!…

Spring Tips to Capture More Yield this Fall

What is costing you yield? Capitalize on the 2021 commodity prices with spring tips that you can do now to…

Drago Owners Never Look Back

For the Chirpich family of Wells, MN, their farming roots run generations deep. After decades of farming and raising their…

After his first decision to buy a Drago, the next three decisions were easier.

Iowa producer says having a good corn head is crucial for a successful harvest. While many producers find it difficult…

Upgrade or added maintenance?

A New Corn Head May Be The Most Cost-Effective Key To Capturing More Yield. For many producers, optimizing the performance…

Once he ran a Drago, he knew he made a smart decision.

“We Tend To Accept The Fact We’re Going To Have Yield Loss Every Year. Well, I Wasn’t Happy With That.”…

Efficiency and profitability goals lead Iowa farmer to a Drago corn head.

After 14 Seasons With A Drago Corn Head, Daren Lauritsen Says, “It Owes Me Nothing.” The farming goal of Daren…

The evolution of the corn head and the quest for maximum yield.

The First Corn Head Was Introduced More Than 60 Years Ago. How Have They Changed Since Then? The year 1954…

Why do most producers accept unnecessary loss at the corn head?

Drago Says There Is A Better Way. University research has shown that 60% of yield loss at harvest occurs at…

Why I bought a Drago (again). Repeat purchase confirms Drago corn head quality.

If there’s better testimony than a producer buying his first Drago corn head, it’s when a producer buys his second…

Leverage insights at harvest to boost productivity next year.

During harvest, every combine operator has a front-row seat for learning how the growing season went and what can be…

Harvesting downed corn: “You just have to go down and get it.”

“I’ve always said that for a farmer, hell would be having to combine downed corn for all eternity because there’s…

Re-evaluate your equipment. Now’s the time to prepare for the plant variability at harvest

The unusually wet planting season this past spring has created significant plant variability that may cause harvest challenges this fall….

Managing Corn Residue

Higher corn plant populations, tougher stalks and an increase in stover yields has resulted in an overabundance of plant material,…

Brothers describe their decision to buy a Drago corn head and what they’ve learned

For many producers, brand loyalty plays a major role in the decision to purchase a new corn head. But producers…

Post-Harvest Corn Head Check List

Evaluating your corn head for the next harvest season should begin during harvest in the current season, according to Fenton,…

Upgrade your corn head, capture more harvest

Combine optimization has often been considered the key to corn harvest efficiency, but as producers’ harvest equipment needs have grown,…

Top Three Reasons for Harvest Loss at the Corn Head

University research has shown that 60% of yield loss occurs at the corn head itself. There are many factors that…

Reminders for dealing with downed corn

When downed corn disrupts harvest season, the potential for yield loss should never be underestimated. “It’s not uncommon to see…

Preharvest corn head checklist: Guidelines to significantly reduce yield loss and in-season breakdowns.

“As a piece of equipment, university research* indicates sixty-percent of yield loss at harvest is credited to the “corn head,”…

Keep costs down with durable corn harvest equipment

One of the dominant storylines in row crop agriculture in recent years has been the pressure bearish grain market prices…

When you’re looking for a way to improve yield, take a look at your corn head.

Don’t Let Hard-Earned Bushels Of Corn Slip Through The Cracks. Much attention is focused on the combine when it comes…

Key maintenance checkpoints extend corn head efficiency.

When it comes to maximizing the life of a corn head, maintenance matters. “With today’s tight farm economy, trading in…

Tough times make you better

With 45 years on his family’s Century Farm near the northern Iowa town of Fenton, Denny Bollig has seen his…

Downed corn can put a dent in yield potential

At harvest time, farmers say there is no greater concern when it comes to yield loss potential than downed or…

Top 5 factors influencing corn yield loss

Extreme environmental conditions and the crop management adjustments they force upon farmers are the two biggest causes for corn yield…

Top 5 causes of corn yield variability

Environmental and soil conditions that create plant variability in a corn crop cause potential yield loss from the day it’s…

How much is corn yield costing you

In order to maximize crop yield, it’s important to know the many factors that can limit it. Once you understand…

Hit the right harvest window to minimize yield loss

Fall harvest is when corn farmers reap the rewards of their hard work. It’s also when they face major variability…

Olimac: Dedicated to building the best performing corn head on the planet

Inside a factory in northern Italy, cutting-edge production practices and personal attention converge to produce the corn heads that bear…