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Top 10 Tips For Boosting Soybean Yields

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The Plant Health Initiative issued a report offering its top 10 strategies to help increase soybean yields. As farmers prepare to make management decisions for the 2012 crop season, now is the prime opportunity for ag retailers to discuss these ...

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Top Tips for Successful Summer Grain Storage


The storability of grain depends on the grain’s quality, moisture content and temperature, according to Ken Hellevang, agricultural engineer with the North Dakota State University Extension Service. Grain moisture content must decrease as grain temperature increases to store grain properly. ...

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Electrical conductivity of soil a key to precision farming system


By knowing the electrical conductivity of their soils, farmers can make more precise management decisions about fertilizer applications, irrigation, use of nematicides, and other pesticide applications, according to Clemson University researcher Ahmed Khalilian. Though it sounds high tech, and the ...

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8 Buying mistakes every farmer makes (and how to avoid them)


As with any other function on your farm, buying inputs is a skill that requires prudence and practice. And it doesn’t matter if you have been doing it for two years or 20; every buyer is bound to make a ...

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Top 5 Tips For Sunflower Success


Soil test and fertilize. “Do your soil tests and make sure you have 60 to 80 pounds of nitrogen available,” Young says. “But push your sunflowers to go deeper. Because sunflower roots go so deep, we’re finding we’re using moisture ...

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Precision agriculture moves farming forward


Farmers are nothing if not an innovative lot. About 20 years ago that innovation and creativity brought about the precision agriculture revolution. Using new technologies, farmers for the first time had data available to them to enhance their decision-making skills, ...

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GPS: Its Uses and Potential Are Growing


Global positioning systems (GPS) are widely available in the agricultural community. Farm uses include: mapping yields (GPS + combine yield monitor), variable rate planting (GPS + variable rate planting system), variable rate lime and fertilizer application (GPS + variable rate ...

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Are GMOs worth their weight in gold?


Harn Soper has a real-world laboratory to test the benefits of farming with genetically modified (GM) seed. Soper’s family owns seven farms near Emmetsburg, Iowa, with organic crops on 410 acres and GM crops on some 300 acres. The farms are all in the ...

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Precision Agriculture Systems and Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated


The 2014 Farm Bill expanded support for small and beginning farmers with training and access to investment capital, which is expected to increase the available funds farmers have for precision agriculture equipment, making it more accessible to a wide range ...

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Crop protection 2.0: reducing environmental impact in the EU. Is it feasible?


Prevention, monitoring and control According to European regulations, the integrated crop protection of the future must complete three consecutive steps. The planning of the cultivation and choice of crops must comprise preventive measures, such as working with pathogen-free seeds and ...

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