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Are cover crops reaching a tipping point?


Cover crops. It’s almost as if it’s just part of the art of farming these days. While it’s true that not everyone uses the practice, it’s getting more attention every day. There are management issues associated with the use of ...

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Is Farming Ready for Robot Tractors?


Nobody believed Eli Whitney. And then came the cotton gin. A single person plucked a pound of cotton lint free from seed in a day, and the gin pulled apart 50 lbs. When doubt and technological change face off in agriculture, ...

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Insights on AgTech: How Drone Technology is Helping Improve the Farming Industry


While advancements in farming technology can help the agriculture industry overcome a shortage of resources and produce more yields, the industry has been slow to adopt solutions like data sensors and drones. In this month’s ‘Insights On’ blog post, I ...

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With fall harvest in full swing, tax-planning strategies are critical to keeping more cash in your pocketbook at the end of the year. Meet with your tax adviser soon after harvest to project your taxable income through the end of ...

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Drones and Robots: Revolutionizing Farms of the Future


Agricultural drones are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) used for precision agriculture, which is a modern method of farming that uses Big Data, aerial imagery and other means to optimize efficiency. They offer powerful data processing capabilities afforded by Cloud-based computing ...

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What You should know about P and K


When crop margins tighten, you might consider trimming phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizer applications. It’s possible to get by for the current year and even subsequent ones with adequate or high or very high soil-test P and K levels. ...

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Residue Distribution Critical for No-Till


Corn and soybean grain harvest is just around the corner, and it’s time to emphasize the importance of residue distribution for no-till success. Uniform distribution is important for planter and drill performance, but also because the residue contains nutrients that ...

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Weed strategy change needed


When David Nichols found glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in his fields, he realized some big changes had to be made. “I knew we had to change what we were doing or have a train wreck.” Purdue weed scientist Bill Johnson emphasizes that producers ...

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Precision Agriculture, What Is It And How Can It Affect Farming In Europe?


Precision agriculture (or precision farming) aims to generate more output in agricultural activities while using less input (water, energy, fertilisers, pesticides …). It is a management concept, taking the precise needs of crops and livestock into account. Precision agriculture is ...

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How the IoT is creating ‘precision farming’


Precision farming They’re calling it ‘precision farming’. Just as in industry, business and wider society, the food industry is quickly embracing the very latest Internet of Things devices and big data innovations. By collecting more and more data on their ...

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