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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)

Temperature and its effects on corn emergence

Many factors affect corn growth and development, especially early in the growing season. One that is not often discussed is how temperature affects days to emergence. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 76% of the state’s corn had been planted, ...

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Cover Crop Strategies for Organic Reinvigoration

Soils in mature organic systems may develop chronic, yield limiting problems that can’t be addressed with the short-term fixes available for nonorganic production. Examples include poor soil structure, loss of organic matter and the build-up of pest populations, most notably ...

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Five Tips For Covering Agriculture

From following commodity prices to food trends, there are many different aspects of the agriculture beat you’ll need to understand in order to best report on area farming. Here are our five tips for reporting on agriculture and money: 1. Get out ...

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How high-tech farming will reshape agriculture

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has released its analysis of all agricultural patents registered worldwide between 2010-2014. In addition, the group conducted interviews with farmers and industry experts in order to examine how smart farming systems (GPS-guided drones and other equipment, smart ...

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New advanced tools for your farm: short overview

Lindsay FieldNet pivot control Lindsay Corporation has announced a new controller that provides an economical way to upgrade existing pivots, giving growers full remote control. Pivot Control uses wireless communication to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of an operation. It’s ...

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Tips for Growing Forage Sorghum

Forage sorghum is a good crop to use in rotation to break the insect and disease cycles that can develop in continuous corn. For example, corn rootworm larvae cannot survive on sorghum roots, so sorghum after corn works well. Corn ...

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Weed Control Tips for 2015

You’ve probably heard of The Three Stooges: Larry, Curly, and Moe. Well, you may have a trio of stooges of your own in your fields. They just aren’t as funny. If you have marestail, waterhemp, or Palmer amaranth, one or ...

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Droughts may increase variable-rate irrigation use

Droughts may increase variable-rate irrigation use Fertilizer does it. Seeds do it. Why not water? To date, precision agriculture has focused its cost saving and production maximizing variable-rate technologies on major crop inputs like fertilizer and seed. Ironically, the most ...

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Getting started with precision agriculture – steps for success

Precision agriculture technologies are being utilized more and more frequently throughout the Southeast. Precision tools such as guidance systems, yield monitors, and variable-rate fertilizer applicators are resulting in higher productivity and profitability for many operations. However, some growers that stand ...

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GPS, drones, robots: Precision agriculture transforming food and farming

Thanks to what is known as “precision agriculture,” farmers can now collect precise data about their fields and use that knowledge to customize how they cultivate each square foot. One effect is on yields: precision agriculture allows farmers to extract ...

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