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Articles on farm management apps, plans and strategies are presented. Agribusiness survey results are offered.

Till vs. No-Till

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For thousands of years, farmers have prepped their fields for seed planting using the plow. This process known as tilling turns over the upper soil layer and brings nutrients to the surface, buries the previous years’ crop residue to later ...

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Strategies to Ensure Soil Health

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Soil consists of numerous working parts that when at balanced levels, make the perfect recipe to house and grow healthy crops. There is not a one-answer-fits-all approach when it comes to healthy soil, since many factors affect the state of ...

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New tech tools for spring 2017

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Wade Barnes remembers sitting at the kitchen table working with farmers to set plans and make decisions based on information collected in the early days of Farmers Edge. Over time, this high-tech startup has kept building on its program, and ...

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6 Habits of Top-Yielding No-Till Corn Growers

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1. They’ve been no-tilling longer. The top-third yielders — who hit an average yield of 209.5 bushels per acre, nearly 39 bushels higher than the overall study average of 170.8 — have been no-tilling longer than the average no-tiller. Just ...

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Piloting a new tech into the crop market

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The biologicals market is booming, but there’s more going on in the crop product world on the score of boosting plant performance than simply biologicals. Plant Impact, a global compay, with offices in North Carolina, is bringing a new product ...

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Important Wheat Management Decisions

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1. What are the real dangers of planting wheat after wheat? 2. Now that we have an excellent group of fungicides, can we get away with planting wheat after wheat? Response: We never recommend planting wheat after wheat or even ...

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Wide impacts for precision farming

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Could introducing more precision agriculture in Europe allow us to obtain food resilience, while ensuring sustainability and jobs, and taking into account the EU’s wide agricultural diversity? (European Parliamentary Research Service) Precision agriculture (PA), or precision farming, involves using technology ...

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Pinpoint planting with these 4 steps

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The stakes have never been higher. Bottom lines have bottomed out, commodity prices appear to have flatlined, and input costs continue to cause cardiac arrest. What you can control, however, is the performance of your planter. Though it is but ...

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Preseason planter repair

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Planter design may have transformed, and seed technology may have advanced of late. What hasn’t changed, however, is the paramount necessity for a preseason inspection and maintenance on seeders, insists Kevin Kimberley. Kimberley should know. He has an in-depth relationship ...

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Think like a corn plant to improve management

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Corn Illustrated: Farmers who produce high yields anticipate what corn plants will need in advance. Randy Dowdy, the 2016 National Corn Growers Association yield winner from Valdosta, Ga., recently told an audience that to get high yields, “Think like a ...

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