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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)

When No-Till Fields Need Fixing

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As the combines roll across fields, it’s not hard to spot the wheel tracks, ruts and pinch rows. At planting and sidedressing, it came to the point that causing field damage was better than having little to no crop at ...

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Stop N Loss Before It Starts

fertilize corn

Looking to keep nitrates out of streams and rivers? Field nutrient management is a good place to start. “Nitrogen (N) is a very difficult nutrient to manage because there are so many potential loss mechanisms,” says Peter Motavalli, professor in ...

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8 Tips for keeping stored grain in top condition

stored grain

Low commodity prices and high yields this harvest season point to farmers storing larger quantities of grain for a longer period of time. However, capitalizing on the opportunity for higher, future commodity prices requires proper management to protect grain quality, ...

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Deere to pick up Precision Planting

john deere

The business of planting crops is changing pretty fast, with the announcement that John Deere has purchased Precision Planting from Climate Corporation, a division of Monsanto Company. The move, which may surprise many, may make sense based on the pieces ...

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Hi-tech agriculture is freeing the farmer from his fields

new holland

The big, blue 18-tonne New Holland T8.435 tractor is not the heaviest or the tallest in the world but its £3,000 tyres and tank-style tracks stand two metres high, it bristles with antenna and at, about £250,000, it must be ...

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6 tips for establishing and managing forage


Management decisions when establishing forage for silage or hay harvest or livestock pasture should be considered carefully Farmers planning to establish forage stands for hay, silage or livestock pasture should understand seeding site, soil, forage variety and three more forage ...

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Drones as common as tractors? Farm technology in 2025


In a shed near Toowoomba, researchers at the University of Southern Queensland are developing the tools and techniques they think will dominate farming practice by 2025. The Institute for Agriculture and the Environment executive manager Kevin Norman said the University ...

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5 Actual Uses For Drones In Precision Agriculture Today


Having covered the ag retail industry and drones in precision agriculture for CropLife.com and PrecisionAg.com (shameless plug) over the past three years, I’ve heard a lot at this point on the subject of drone applications on the farm. From the ability ...

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Farming for profitability

precision agriculture

Precision ag systems can take your ability to analyze profits way past yesterday’s cost-revenue calculations. It’s been the mantra of agricultural economists, bankers and even agronomists for the past 20 years. “Know your cost of production.” At every podium at ...

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Tips for no-tilling into heavy corn residue


Often producers are concerned about no-tilling into fields with large amounts of residue. The residue needs to be properly spread behind the combine during harvest of the previous crop, preferably with a straw chopper and proper chaff distribution. Minimize any ...

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