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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)

Growing Energy on the Farm: Biomass and Agriculture

Tripling U.S. use of biomass for energy could provide as much as $20 billion in new income for farmers and rural communities and reduce global warming emissions by the same amount as taking 70 million cars off the road. Many ...

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How to Increase Farm profits

Improving any aspect of your farm system is seldom about addressing just a single issue more likely it will involve working on a whole combination of factors together in order to achieve the most successful and sustainable results. Even as ...

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Why modern agriculture is important

There is really little mystery about why agriculture is important—it is the physical foundation of  human energy, health, and physical well being—all key components of every important human  activity. To the degree these components are missing, the human existence is ...

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Data tools boost farmers’ returns but raise worries

When Dave Nelson climbed into his John Deere planter this spring to sow corn seeds across nearly 3,000 acres of land, the 39-year-old Iowa farmer was armed with a secret weapon: a precise, data-driven view of his operations that gave ...

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Top 10 Tips For Boosting Soybean Yields

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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