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Retooling drip irrigation technology

The crunch is on to find new ways to improve the impact of water applied by irrigation so that every drop — or in the case of two new technologies, drip — counts. Roots make demands Getting water to plants ...

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Agricultural Innovations 2014

1. High-speed planting With the introduction of high-speed planters and multi-hybrid planting, planters have made a huge leap forward in 2014. Technology fromJohn Deere and Precision Planting, shown at the left, removes the 5 mph planting speed limit and pushes ...

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Dual-fuel engine saver

Running stationary engines for long hours burns a lot of diesel, and in some parts of the country farmers are looking for ways to keep those engines running, but perhaps with less fuel. That’s the idea behind a kit from ...

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John Deere adds 3 small-frame models to 6R Series Tractor lineup

John Deere has introduced three small-frame 6R models for 2015. The new 6110R, 6120R and 6130R offer the enhanced versatility and superior performance. According to Kory Ross, product manager for mid-tractors at John Deere, the new small-frame 6R tractors are ...

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The Effects of Crop Rotation on Weeds

Whether you are a specialty crop farmer, grain farmer, health-minded conventional farmer, or fully committed organic farmer, weed infestations are a negative consequence of human intervention during crop production. While weather conditions might affect the growth of the problem, it ...

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Unlocking valuable crop residue

Last fall, corn growers in many parts of the country reported high yields and, consequently, more residue, which holds valuable nutrients for the next crop. Along with reports of higher yields, however, came reports of cooler-than-normal temperatures, which slow down ...

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HOW SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY IS PREDICTING CROP YIELDS: Q&A WITH THOMSON REUTERS

As extreme weather becomes more frequent and increasingly impacts the price behavior of agricultural commodities, new and more sophisticated techniques of forecasting crop yields are emerging. One of these is remote sensing, where typically satellites are used to help make ...

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Agriculture’s Top 20 Highlights of 2014

Brent Gloy, a well-known ag economist formerly with Purdue University who became a full-time Nebraska farmer this year, provides his list of 20 key events impacting agriculture in 2014. Farmers Begin the Year Flush. Producers in early 2014 were still riding ...

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8 Ways to Make New Herbicide-Tolerant Traits Work

Rotating different herbicide modes of action and applying pre-emergence residual herbicides in Jim Call’s corn and soybeans are a couple ways the Madison, Minnesota, farmer fends off herbicide-resistant weeds. These days, though, keeping ahead of glyphosate-resistant weeds like waterhemp keeps ...

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Soil sampling gets high-tech

Soil sampling can be key in understanding the nutrient variability throughout a field, and it’s becoming more widely practiced in precision agriculture as farmers want more de­tailed data about their fields. While the key principles of soil sampling have remained ...

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