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Soil Management

  • Restoring Soil Health Takes Time

    02/13/2017 10:00 AM

    After rapid gains from vertical tillage, pH and fertility, the improvement pace slows down.

  • New Tillage Options From the Land Down Under
    02/03/2017 10:44 AM

    An Australian family-owned ag machinery company is hoping to make a splash in the U.S. K-Line Ag recently announced it is launching a subsidiary company in North Dakota and will offer its Speedtiller line to U.S. and Canadian farmers.

  • New Holland Acquires Danish Implement Manufacturer [UPDATE]
    01/31/2017 12:20 PM

    New Holland Agriculture has announced an expansion of its implement product lines by way of its acquisition of the Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. This business develops, manufactures and sells tillage, hay and forage implements under various brand names.

  • Video
    What to Expect at Auction for No-Till Drills
    01/16/2017 02:48 PM

    If you’re in the market for a used no-till drill, Machinery Pete explains what to expect at auction.

  • 10 MPH Tillage?
    01/10/2017 09:10 AM

    Much buzz has been generated over John Deere’s 2014 announcement that its ExactEmerge technology could plant accurately at 10 mph. The company has since been looking into other product segments that could get that same “need for speed” treatment.

  • Starved Soil Kills Yield Potential
    01/04/2017 11:03 AM

    You’re always pushing for better yields, and all the pieces finally fell together in 2016. 

  • Video
    Now's the Time to Score Good Deals on Tillage Equipment
    11/14/2016 01:57 PM

    In the last couple weeks, Machinery Pete’s Greg Peterson has notices stronger auction sales prices.

  • Cover Crops Produce Results
    10/22/2016 02:44 AM

    Measurable improvements in soil health are showing up in side-by-side trials

  • Cater to Your Soil's Needs
    10/22/2016 02:28 AM

    Learn to manage soil to avoid yield loss from deficiencies

Input Management

  • Atrazine Under the Magnifying Glass

    02/28/2017 10:36 AM

    Atrazine, one of farmers' least expensive and most effective chemicals for weed control, is under the magnifying glass.

  • States Have the Final Say on Dicamba Use
    02/28/2017 09:47 AM

    To date, several dozen states have the green light from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use of the new dicamba formulations, BASF Engenia and Monsanto XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology. Monsanto has also licensed its product to DuPont, which is  marketing it as FeXapan with VaporGrip.

  • 5 Tips To Sharpen Your Phosphorus Management Practices
    02/27/2017 02:45 PM

     In some scenarios, the right amount of P can boost corn yields by up to 40 bu. per acre.

  • 5 Tips To Sharpen Your Phosphorus Management Practices
    02/27/2017 12:22 PM

    Phosphorus (P) is an important macronutrient for field corn. Adequate amounts of the nutrient are associated with improved corn root development, increased stalk strength, resistance to disease, kernel (seed) production and earlier crop maturity. In some scenarios, the right amount of P can boost corn yields by up to 40 bu. per acre.

  • States Have the Final Say on Dicamba Use
    02/27/2017 08:05 AM


    States Have the Final Say on Dicamba Use


  • How You'll Manage Nitrogen
    02/23/2017 10:08 AM

    New knowledge and tools enable highly efficient just-in-time nutrient planning. 

  • Talk to Neighbors, Avoid Drift
    02/23/2017 09:20 AM

    Farmers need to plan ahead and communicate to avoid damaging crops, especially when using dicamba herbicides. Before spraying know the area, communicate with neighbors and take advantage of online resources to ensure you’re taking appropriate precautions for downwind sensitive areas.

  • Generic or Brand-Name Pesticides?
    02/20/2017 12:24 PM

    Farmers faced with a fungicide, herbicide or insecticide application have more than one option – particularly as more and more generic inputs enter the market. They typically cost less than their name brand counterparts. But are they really a better deal?

  • Farmers File Class Action Against Monsanto for Dicamba Drift Damage
    02/16/2017 02:35 PM

    Farmers from 10 states are eligible to join a potential class action against Monsanto from dicamba drift damage. States include Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

  • Third Dicamba Product Available for 2017 Crops
    02/16/2017 10:22 AM

    DuPont Crop Protection received federal approval for FeXapan herbicide plus VaporGrip technology for use in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and cotton. DuPont licensed this dicamba herbicide from Monsanto last summer.

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