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

Variable-Rate Fertigation Has Emerged

Imagine being able to apply variable-rate liquid nitrogen through a center pivot irrigation system while, at the same time, varying the amount of water being applied. According to Caleb Schultz, precision ag manager for J.R. Simplot Company in Wray, Colorado, ...

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Secrets of soybean success

Fred Below, Ph.D., professor of plant physiology and crop sciences at the University of Illinois, shared the “Six Secrets of Soybean Success” to help soybean growers increase yields through better management practices. Watch the webinar below to hear his latest ...

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Nitrogen Sensing for On-the-Go Variable-Rate Application in Corn

Nitrogen (N) is often the most limiting nutrient for optimum corn production. It’s needed in large quantities, but because N is unstable, it can quickly be lost to the environment. In recent years, crop-sensing technologies have been introduced to help ...

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Learn More About the 7 Newest Corn Herbicides

Curtis Thompson, weed management specialist, has compiled information about seven corn herbicides newly available for the 2016 growing season. 1. Acuron. This herbicide from Syngenta contains atrazine and three other active ingredients. It can be applied from 28 days prior ...

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Take 6 Steps to Grow Your Farm

Gary Nelson of Fort Dodge, Iowa,started farming with his wife Karma just out of high school in the early 1970s. Over time, he’s learned many lessons, but one that sticks out occurred early in his career as a Farmers Home ...

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Three Ways to Boost Wheat Yields

1. Recognize diseases that erode yields Foliar diseases are likely costing more yield than you might think. In 2015, Kansas farmers lost nearly 23% of their crop to wheat diseases, specifically stripe rust (15.4%) and fusarium head blight (3.4%). Both ...

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Tips to make money in 2016

Try new management strategies and careful cost-cutting measures If farmers could turn back time to 2012, when commodity prices were high, many would warn their younger selves of what’s to come. Maybe that would lessen the pain of rock-bottom commodity ...

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New Precision Planting Tool Controls Liquid Fertilizer Application by Row

Precision Planting is entering the liquid fertilizer control arena to offer growers products that will help them execute their fertility plans more accurately—vApply and vApplyHD. “We’re taking Precision hardware beyond the planter and combine and moving it to the sprayer, anhydrous ...

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10 Things You Need to Know About New Herbicide-Tolerant Technologies

Mike Owen held his audience in rapt attention as he rolled through numerous weed-control products and strategies for 2016 and beyond. Then it came time for the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension weed specialist’s punch line: “How many of you ...

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3 farm tractor tips you need to do this January

These wintertime tasks will pay off down the road Successful farm managers know better than to put away machinery for the winter without attending to a few details so that all is good to go come springtime. But there’s knowing ...

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