Salford, AgriService Hit Penn State Ag Progress Days

Salford I-Series Tillage

In Rock Springs, Pennsylvania, Salford’s Phill Doty and area dealer AgriService will join the mid-Atlantic farming community as it gathers for the Keystone State’s largest outdoor agricultural show, Pennsylvania State University’s Ag Progress Days.

Sponsored by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Ag Progress Days takes place annually at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Center at Rock Springs, just outside of State College, fabled home of the Nittany Lions.  The 2015 event will run from August 18-20, as one of only three agricultural exhibitions sponsored by a major university. 

Exhibits at Ag Progress Days will showcase the latest in research advancements at Penn State, as well as information on best management practices and changing regulations that impact farming operations.  Nearly 500 exhibitors from the wide world of ag equipment and services, representing 34 U. S. states and four Canadian provinces will meet more than 45,000 attendees representing family farms from across Pennsylvania and neighboring states.

According to show sources, over 60 percent of show attendees are actively engaged in farming activities.

The show features an impressive 80-plus acres dedicated to crop and machinery demonstrations, in addition to 55 acres of indoor and outdoor equipment, services, technology, and educational exhibits.

Doty will join the booth for AgriService, a key Salford dealer partner with multiple central Pennsylvania locations. The AgriService booth will feature one of the latest additions to the Salford Independent Series, a sector-defining lineup of vertical tillage implements built for soil productivity.

The recently-launched I-2200 is a true vertical tillage beast, combining the Coil-Tech Coulter 1 5/8-inch Independent blade mounting system of the I-2100 with the 5-inch spacing of the I-1200. This combination allows for multiple in-field benefits, including excellent seed bed preparation, thorough residue sizing, effective mechanical weed control, 60 percent more spring down pressure (versus the Coil-Tech I), and deeper penetration into tough ground conditions via 22-inch blades and increased 'jackhammer' effect (versus 20-inch blades on Coil-Tech I).

These performance characteristics, combined with the speed capabilities of the entire I-series line, make the new I-2200 a formidable and highly productive package. The I-2200 is compatible with all Salford seeding and fertilizer application attachments including Switchblade hydraulic shanks. This allows for the combination of multiple operations into one pass, therefore multiplying the productivity factor of the machine. The I-2200 may also be combined with Salford standard and Flex Finish harrow systems to produce a fine, level field finish

Doty will also feature a Valmar 1665 cover crop seeder at PSU Ag Progress Days. Salford Group recently acquired Valmar, the leader in application equipment to join its lineup of tillage and seeding products, as well as broadcast spreaders from last year’s acquisition of BBI Spreaders. For many years, farmers have been combining the utility of Salford tillage equipment with Valmar seeders. With the recent merger creating an emerging global ag equipment powerhouse, many farmers can buy these implements from the same dealers.

For more information on Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, taking place on August 18-20 in Rock Springs, Pennsylvania, visit the show website at http://agsci.psu.edu/apd.