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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)

4 nitrogen management tactics


Here are four thoughts about nitrogen management 1. Consider split applications.  One way of improving nitrogen efficiency is through the use of split applications.  This is a great opportunity to try some strip trials and compare putting all the nitrogen ...

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Fully autonomous vehicles -the new word in agriculture


Learning to drive is a rite of passage. Hands carefully positioned at 10 and 2, remember how it was both exciting and terrifying as you took the wheel for the first time? If you were a farm kid, chances are ...

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Сorn planting tips for 2016


Planting conditions will have a lasting impact on the overall success of your corn crop. Getting off to a good start is critical for the rest of the year, says Greg Luce, University of Missouri Extension grain crop specialist and ...

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Smart early season corn management


There’s nothing like the anticipation before spring planting. Hybrids have been selected and purchased. Carefully laid crop plans map out what seed to plant on each acre. The fresh, black dirt is ripe for planting. Equipment is tuned up and ...

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Checklist to make sure your equipment is ready to planting

John deere planting

  Spring is a time of growth and renewal in nature. For farmers, it is also a time to take to the shop, or the barnyard, for some equipment maintenance before the demands and urgency of planting season take over. ...

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Is it time to invest in IoT?


As an example of new startups in the field, I discussed four companies, VMware, Salesforce,NetSuite and OpenHarbor. None of them were public companies when the book was published. Salesforce was still under $86 million in revenue. While I didn’t get all four ...

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Tech check out during spring planting

Spring-Planting jpg

The rush of spring work is what a lot of farmers really like about the business. The work is hard, but the focus on that fall reward is what drives many. And while it may sound counterintuitive, it’s also a ...

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Grassroots product to cut farm costs


A Belfast company has launched a new GPS-based app which can save farmers up to 15pc on fertiliser costs. With farm finances tight and the cost of fertiliser a big burden on cashflow, Belfast company Sixty-5 Technologies Ltd has launched ...

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Avoid Equipment and Technology Downtime this Spring


A broken smartphone is jokingly referred to as a brick. But busted technology is no laughing matter – especially on the farm, and especially as farming gets more technologically complicated. Few farmers want to personally assume the role of IT ...

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Sophisticated technology helps farmers cut margin of error with precision


The slipup in the soybean field would have been costlier in a different time and place. Mike Hagerman was planting a crop last year, using GPS navigational technology on his tractor, when he realized he’d failed to engage the auto-steer ...

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