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Farm Management

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

Reporting on agriculture and money tips

If you really want to stand out as a reporter within the agricultural industry, you’ll need to have a good handle on a variety of topics, from food trends to following commodity prices. Here are our five best tips for ...

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Make next year better by learning from this year’s missteps

If someone asked you, could you tell him which of your fields this year were most affected by bean leaf beetle? Or which one experienced carryover damage from herbicides? What about the small section that had corn overshadowed by waterhemp? ...

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Field scouting guide

To truly understand your crop and help it grow is to go out and see it for yourself: field scouting. Unfortunately, too many farmers neglect to take this important step in crop management decision-making, and they miss the opportunity to ...

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A Planting Season Checklist

To Do: Check those orders of input one more time. Ensure that your seed, fertilizer and crop protection inputs have been ordered and are either on their way or ready to be picked up. Maintain Your Main Equipment. If things ...

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To Buy Used or Not to Buy Used Tractor

Buying a used tractor is tempting financially, but can be scary considering the problem that could come with a used vehicle. Even with added mechanical problems, a new tractor could still be more expensive. Yet, salesmen have some great deals ...

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20 Tips for No-Tilling

Think through the process. Kill the sod in the fall so that planting corn is easy in the spring. Practice wielding that no-till drill with cover crops during the fall. Start by planting no-till grain in fall after soy beans ...

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Yield Monitor: A Precision Tool

Its limitations: What the yield monitor does monitors is always flowing through, but the rate at which it’s flowing might change. Therefore, the data could change depending on the speed of the flow. The yield monitor measure grain coming through ...

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A Plan for Farm Nutrition

A farm nutrient management strategy is a plan to get the most out of fertilizers (regardless of where they come from) in a way that also keeps water that’s close safe from contamination. This is usually quite simple, but for ...

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High-Tech Farming: The Top 12

Tractors that Drive Themselves GPS makes it possible to auto-steer all kinds of farming equipment including sprayers, combines, and, of course, tractors. The operator tells the computer on the vehicle where to go and how wide a swath it should ...

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Farm machinery to get both bigger and smaller as efficiency continues to drive innovation in agriculture

Farm machinery in Western Australia will continue to get both bigger and smaller as efficiency drives innovation in agriculture. It is no secret that for the past decade Aussie farms have been getting bigger and so has farm machinery. Eighteen-metre ...

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