While many have enjoyed these abnormally warm temperatures in February, it’s sparking fear among fruit farmers.
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.
Colorado fruit growers worry over unseasonably warm weather
Tobacco is one crop struggling to keep acres.
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.
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.
The market didn’t get the memo that U.S. cotton growers will be planting more cotton acres this spring.
Cotton futures jumped to the highest in more than two years on bets that robust demand will continue for supplies from the U.S., the world’s biggest exporter.
Canola and row crop planter make a promising pair
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After rapid gains from vertical tillage, pH and fertility, the improvement pace slows down.
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 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.
If you’re in the market for a used no-till drill, Machinery Pete explains what to expect at auction.
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.
You’re always pushing for better yields, and all the pieces finally fell together in 2016.
In the last couple weeks, Machinery Pete’s Greg Peterson has notices stronger auction sales prices.
Measurable improvements in soil health are showing up in side-by-side trials
Learn to manage soil to avoid yield loss from deficiencies
New knowledge and tools enable highly efficient just-in-time nutrient planning.
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?
Weigh the pros and cons of at-home treatment before making the investment.
When it comes to feeding your crop, you want nutrients readily available when they’re needed.
Tips for conventional and no-till seedbed establishment
Are voluntary efforts enough to satisfy nitrate reduction needs?
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