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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)

Three Great New Technologies for Grain Sorghum


Multi-Seed Trait Will Boost Yields Sorghum that has the yield potential of corn, but uses less water and fertilizer? That’s what the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Lubbock, Texas, is working on with the Multi-Seed Trait, which could increase sorghum ...

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Tips for Tractor Operators


Managing Your Tractor Over the years PAMI and AFMRC have evaluated over 600 different pieces of farm equipment that all have one thing in common–they needed a tractor in order to use them. This work has given our project personnel ...

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New Models Highlight Versatile John Deere L-Series Backhoes


The new John Deere L-Series backhoes build on the distinguished performance of its K-Series predecessors. The new series offers improvements on features that John Deere customers have come to know and trust, plus the addition of several new ones, to increase uptime, ...

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Neonicotinoid Insecticide: What to Think about Before Treating Seeds


The old joke goes like this. This is how you know when it’s time for planting your corn or soybeans: First, find a place in your field where no one can see you. Drop your slacks and sit down. If ...

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Is Record Keeping Really Key to Farm Management?


At the beginning of each new year, people make new resolutions to make their life better. For farmer’s, better record-keeping should always be on the list of resolutions. Modern farming is a business much more than it has been historically. ...

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Make Sure Bugs Don’t Become Insecticide-Resistant


After a few insect become resistant, it’s very hard to make sure that more and more resistant bugs don’t spread and the populations doesn’t grow. Therefore, it’s necessary to ensure that insects don’t become insecticide-resistant. Tactics for pesticide management and ...

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Ten Tomato Tips


Summer gets hot, and tomato growers anticipate their bright red crop. However, many problems might arise while waiting. Some potential issue you can prepare for and try to prevent, others you can’t. But while waiting for your crop remember: 1.    ...

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Save the Environment While Saving Money: Use GPS for Farming!


It’s becoming the norm to have GPS as a tool on farming machines, so farmers can be as efficient as possible. Tradition and Tech Just outside of Washington, D.C., a farmer named Brad Eustace uses GPS guidance to make incredibly ...

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Six Types of Wheat


The majority of people think that all flours are the same, almost always made from wheat or from gluten-free sources like rice.  In reality, there is a wide variety of grains that can be ground with a home mill for ...

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Take Care of Common Problems (Like Weeds!) Using GPS Equipment


No farmer expects to ever have a field groomed to perfection. Sure, some plots of land might have great production every year, but there’s always room for improvement. Think about weeds: A field that is very productive still might have ...

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