Great Plains Manufacturing is pleased to welcome Blake Bergkamp as the Sales Agronomist for the Ag Division. Bergkamp grew up near Pretty Prairie, Kansas, and later attended Kansas State University where he received a degree in Agricultural Economics. In 2017, Bergkamp earned his MS degree in Agronomy, also from Kansas State.
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Making its global public debut on the Great Plains stand at this year’s Agritechnica event is one of the latest additions to the company’s range of new generation Spartan direct drills, the 10-meter SpartanII 1007. This new model follows the 6-meter SpartanII 607, launched in Europe in 2016, and the 9-meter 907 model, which made its first appearance earlier this year at SIMA 2017. An 8-meter model is already available and a 12-meter will complete the range next year.
Great Plains’ Vertical Tillage system will be highlighted at this year’s Agritechnica event including the manufacturer’s new Max-Chisel™ primary tillage tool which makes its European debut.
Vertical Tillage is a system-based approach developed by Great Plains to ensure that soils are well-structured in order to give plants the best possible environment for healthy growth and create the ideal conditions for optimum yields.
Great Plains will be exhibiting a number of examples from their extensive range of vertical tillage, drilling, planting and nutrient placement products at this year’s Agritechnica. The manufacturer’s line-up includes the following machines:-
SpartanII 1007 No-Till Air Drill
The latest addition to the 3-meter transport line of SpartanII Air Drills, is the SpartanII 1007. This new 10-meter model is added to 6, 8, 9 and 12 meter working widths, all of which offer significant new developments and improvements over previous models.
Great Plains Manufacturing announced today the decision to stop production of Great Plains Products at its Sleaford, UK site and close the facility. This decision comes in the wake of an extended downturn in the worldwide agricultural economy. Current production is to be complete by mid-year 2017. Other operations and functions of the Sleaford site will be phased out after the 2017 autumn season with facility closure to occur early in 2018.