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Agriculture information and tips on the specific crops (wheat, sorghum, corn, soybean etc.) and regions (U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia, India and other)

Reduce Your Rate, Keep Your Yield

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With proper management, lower seeding rate can cut input costs without sacrificing yield In tougher economic times for soybean farmers, one soybean scientist says lower seeding rates can lead to better returns. Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin soybean specialist, says ...

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Precision agriculture changing the inputs sector

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Global pesticides, seed and fertilizer companies may be forced to re-engineer their business models as farmers adopt precision technology. New businesses are springing up that promise to tell farmers how and when to till, sow, spray, fertilize or harvest based ...

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Nitrogen management in a wet spring

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Planting may be in the front of everyone’s mind, but farmers should not lose sight of nitrogen management, particularly after the recent rains. With the extra moisture, water movement through the soil creates reason for concern. If nitrogen fertilizer was ...

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Control of Farm Data Remains Concern for Growers

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As producers put increasingly numbers of precision ag tools to work on their farm, they continue to wrestle withmore than the considerable challenge of integrating those systems. According to a new survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, farmers remain worried ...

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Drones could replace $127 billion worth of human labor

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The robots are invading — from above. A new report from PwC finds that drones could replace $127 billion worth of human labor and services across several industries. Infrastructure and agriculture make up the largest chunks of the potential value — ...

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Farming with robots

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Farmers are increasingly under pressure to feed more people. The UN predicts that the world population will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050. This growing population has become pickier about the food they eat. In the ...

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Drones, GPS and smartphone apps – the brave new world of farming

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There are major changes afoot in the way farmers use technology with apps, GPS trackers for precision farming, drones and farm management software on the rise. The notion that farmers are reluctant to embrace new time-saving technologies on their farms ...

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Keeping up with the UAV market

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The trip two years summers ago to the Precision Aerial Ag Show was an eye opener. The event – which offered in-air demos and presentations for farmers – got its fair share of attention. For me the first thing I ...

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Precision ag tools influence conservation

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Precision agriculture equipment and business tools are ways ag leaders are looking to help farmers determine what conservation practices to use on their farms. In Illinois, the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is leading the Precision Conservation Management project with ...

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Keep your eyes on the soil wetness

Corn planting

This time of year, it’s tempting to get into fields and plant like crazy. Just make sure your field is ready first. “Every year, there are costly mechanical mistakes made at planting,” says A.J. Woodyard, BASF technical crop production specialist. ...

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