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5 Step Guide To Storing Grains In Winter Months

Grain seems such a simple crop, yet storing it correctly in the winter can be far from easy. 1 Planning in advance Farm management requires careful consideration: storing grains over winter is no exception. Here are some of the things you ...

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4 Reasons Your Farm Needs Cover Crops

Cover crops might seem like some extra unnecessary farm management work to keep your fields looking green and busy, but there are more benefits to cover crops than you may think…   Reducing Erosion When your fields lay empty for ...

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Efficient Crop Scouting

Introduction Usually when a crop grows, at some point, there will always a chance that the plant might be attacked by pathogens or insects which might result to losses and eventually lower yields – if they are not detected at ...

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Preparing Farms for Spring Seeding

With the cold and freezing winter giving way to a friendlier spring, the temperatures will warm up and there will no doubt be a lot of time spent outdoors. It is at this time that we will enjoy the warm ...

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What is Organic Farming

Simply put organic farming works in sync and harmony with nature rather than being against it. It is an agricultural system that seeks to provide the consumer with end products that are fresh, authentic and tasty while respecting the natural ...

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No-till farming also known direct drilling or zero tillage

Tillage refers to the preparation of land prior to growing crops. The act of tillage is still relevant in agricultural activities today. It gives a way of growing pasture from season to season without disturbing the soil via tillage. The ...

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Gathering and Reacting to Drone Data in Precision Agriculture

High technology tools such as drones are becoming cheaper, more accessible and more intuitive. Sensors are placed everywhere, and thus, data has become easy to collect. In the next few years, farmers might have to become experts in data analytics. ...

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Data analysis can uncover hidden farm costs

Thanks to the Internet and the Global Positioning System (GPS), many farmers have now been collecting data about their farms regarding water usage, crop yields, inputs and so forth for over 20 years now. Given the new tools and technology ...

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Choosing the Right Drone

Many farming businesses are now considering the use of drones in the past years. With drone legislation being passed all over the world, they are quickly becoming possible for the modern agricultural practice to integrate these powerful tools into their ...

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Benefits of Documenting Data In Farm Management

Descriptive documentation of a farmer’s data is essential for identifying, finding, accessing, and using the data in the future. Documentation is not only important for other researchers who may use the data, but also for the farmer. Data documentation helps ...

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