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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)

10 Money-Saving Tips for 2014

With corn prices dropping to sub-$4 and the potential for $10 soybeans, it’s time to get creative. There is no one-size-fits-all-farmers answer, but there are numerous ways to more closely align costs with returns. The good news is that some ...

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Cheap drones as a way to increase yields and reduce crop damage

Relatively cheap drones with advanced sensors and imaging capabilities are giving farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce crop damage. Ryan Kunde is a winemaker whose family’s picture-perfect vineyard nestles in the Sonoma Valley north of San Francisco. But ...

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Tips for Safe Hay Baling

Maintenance is the name of the game when it comes to hay baling safety. As growers finish their first cutting of hay crops, now is a good time to do preventative maintenance tasks that can boost farm profits and protect ...

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Top 5 Agricultural Technologies 2014-2020

From disruptors to a farmer’s best buddies, these five newcomers will change agriculture forever. Agribots The prime movers in the agricultural revolution are robots. Because of the demands for increased productivity or lack of sufficient labor or a quest for ...

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Precision Seeding for Vegetable Crops

Precision seeding is defined as the placing of desired numbers of seeds at a precise depth and spacing. Precision seeding has many advantages for the vegetable grower over conventional dribble (Planet Jr.) or multiseed drop-plate seeding systems (most corn planters). ...

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TOP 10 CORN HARVEST TIPS

Plan aheadFarmers should prepare equipment early and “set machinery to make it hum,” advises Jay Johnson, owner of Prairie Crop Pro-Tech consulting services, Beaman, IA. If machinery, bins and dryers aren’t ready when the crop is, you’ll be losing time ...

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Fleet managers confirm vital role of Telematics

TRACKER survey highlights the benefits of fleet and driver monitoring The latest survey from fleet telematics expert, TRACKER, reveals that 63% of businesses say telematics helped them reduce costs during the tough economic climate. Improving fleet and employee efficiency is ...

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PRECISION FERTILIZER TECHNOLOGY – GETTING THE RATE RIGHT

Remote sensing-based precision fertilizer technologies (PFT) are gaining popularity. Growers have long recognized that fields and areas within a field respond to fertilizer differently, but haven’t always had the means to feasibly address these differences. The arrival of more affordable technologies ...

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Tools of precision farming

1. Global positioning system GPS is a set of satellites that identify the location of farm equipment within a meter of an actual site in the field. The value of knowing a precision location within inches is that: • Location ...

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Tips for Farming Flooded Soy Fields

Flooded fields. Be sure to sample soil in fields flooded by moving water, which may have impacted soil composition and depth in certain areas.  What’s left behind may dictate how you proceed.  “Remember that even differing field textures can foul up ...

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