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Soil Management

  • Who Killed the Finest Soybean Soil in the World?

    03/21/2017 10:44 PM

    Randy Dowdy says a gas line company is responsible for major topsoil losses on his record-breaking farmland.

  • Tale of Two Tillage Systems
    03/20/2017 05:23 PM

    Strip-till and no-till can offer benefits; find out if they’re right for your farm

  • Video
    Final Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit Dismissed
    03/20/2017 03:37 PM

    Iowa District Court recently dismissed all Des Moines Water Works’ (DMWW) claims against Boards of Supervisors in Sac, Buena Vista and Calhoun counties in Iowa. 

  • Tiny Organisms, Giant Impact
    03/06/2017 02:51 PM

    New spin on old technology can boost crop health

  • 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.

Input Management

  • Documents Reveal Monsanto and Regulator's 'Outrageous' Relationship

    03/28/2017 08:00 AM

    Newly unsealed court documents detail “outrageous” communications between Monsanto employees and an EPA regulator over the safety of a controversial chemical found in the seed company’s top weed killer, advocates say.

  • Who Owns the Waters of the Deep?
    03/22/2017 07:18 AM

    These menacing words of maniacal oilman Daniel Plainview were spoken in the final scene of There Will Be Blood, set in 1927 in California: “Drainage. Drainage … My straw reaches across the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!” Ninety years later, questions about ownership of another natural resource have fueled a new controversy carrying sledgehammer legal implications for agriculture: I drink your groundwater.

  • Missouri Legislature Passes Regulations for Herbicide Use
    03/20/2017 05:59 PM

    Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill increasing a fine for illegally using herbicides that damage other farmers' crops.

  • Video
    Final Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit Dismissed
    03/20/2017 03:37 PM

    Iowa District Court recently dismissed all Des Moines Water Works’ (DMWW) claims against Boards of Supervisors in Sac, Buena Vista and Calhoun counties in Iowa. 

  • Dicamba: A Guide to Your Label
    03/20/2017 01:00 PM

    About two years. That’s all the time you have to prove to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) you and your neighbors will follow new dicamba formulation label requirements, or the agency could let its approval expire at the end of 2018.

  • The Role of Phosphorus in Starter
    03/20/2017 09:08 AM

    Test Plots study differences between in-furrow orthophosphate, polyphosphate fertilizers.

  • Did Your Herbicide Pass Work?
    03/18/2017 02:34 AM

    Evaluate early season weed control to preserve yield potential

  • California Can Label Roundup as Possible Cancer Threat
    03/15/2017 01:30 PM

    California Superior Court Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan recently ruled California can require Monsanto to label Roundup as a possible cancer threat. Monsanto holds its position the chemical poses no such risk to humans.

  • Fertilizer Prices Take a Jump
    03/14/2017 01:22 PM

    If you haven’t bought fertilizer this year, anticipate higher prices for all major nutrients. As spring’s fertilizer needs rise so have prices, but not above 2016 levels, says David Widmar, economist at Purdue University and author at Agricultural Economics Insight. 

  • Fluency Agent Advanced Improves Seed Flow, Environmental Stewardship
    03/13/2017 02:02 PM

    In an effort to improve seed flowability at planting, Bayer CropScience introduces Fluency Agent Advanced, an improved version of the seed lubricant the company first marketed in 2014. Fluency Agent Advanced can be used on both corn and soybeans. It improves seed flow from the hopper to the row units for more efficient planting.

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