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World Ag Expo Top 10 New Products 2011
Check out the newest technology featured at the show in Tulare.
Pickup Spotlight: Two New Machines
Ram Trucks announced the new additions to their line-up this week at the Chicago Auto Show.
Leave a Legacy: Family Employment Policy
A family employment policy spells out the criteria for hiring and employing siblings, children, in-laws and other relatives. It helps everyone involved to maintain a businesslike environment in the operation and enables management to base hiring decisions on a written plan instead of an emotional impulse.
Outlook: Complex Markets Offer Potential for Strong Profits
As we move into springtime, the fundamental factors that will dominate the markets are twofold: demand and planting intentions.
In the Shop: Metalworking Fantasies
The majority of farm shops still cut metal with hacksaws, weld with “buzz box” welders and shape angle iron with a big hammer. For those interested in upgrading, here’s a quick rundown of metalworking options and considerations.
High-Yield Wheat: If You Can Measure It, You Can Manage It!
Seeking sound agronomy assistance from a certified crop adviser is money well spent. After all, if you don’t compare your varieties to others, how can you be sure you’re planting the best ones?
John's World: Finally, Some Recognition
My promotion to the grain cart was handled with great compassion and delicacy. Looking back, I should have seen it coming.
Kernels of Knowledge
Farm Journal introduces Corn College to the South
Classroom instruction supports more high-yield management practices.
Know Your Water
Water hardness and pH can determine whether a pesticide treatment succeeds or fails.
Take-Home Lessons from 2010
Early soybean planting paid off—along with attention to every detail of production.
I Built the Best
Roller Lays Stalks Flat
Crushing tough cornstalks saves wear and tear on implement tires and speeds decomposition.
Test Plot Roundup: Hybrids, Corn Nematodes, Row Spacing and Starter Additives
In 2010, the Farm Journal Test Plots program harvested its 19th year of third-party, independent demonstration research.
Hit the Spot
Irrigation calibration ensures center pivots apply water evenly and in the right amount.
Production Journal: Top Producer Seminar Focuses on Ag’s Future
Top Producer Seminar focuses on ag's future; Cotton comes back; Welding University winners
Ask an Agronomist: Agronomy Q&A
Farm Journal agronomists are ready with solutions and information.
Machinery Journal: Factory Expansion For AGCO Tractors
Factory Expansion For AGCO Tractors; Power Through Forage Harvest; Built with a Super Boom; Farm Chore Tractor; New Radial Tires; Double Grain Auger
Policy Journal: Clinton Predicts More Biofuels Will Bring Food Riots
Clinton Predicts More Biofuels Will Bring Food Riots; Principles Should Guide New Farm Bill
Tailgate Talk: Planting Memories
Spring is a great time to capture moments on the farm that will be memories forever. That’s why we’re launching the Farm Journal photo contest, “Planting Memories.”
Editor's Notebook: Amazing Times for All of Us in Ag
Long gone are the dark days of the 1980s. The firm financial footing that agriculture is on today is one of the fundamental differences between then and now. Our industry is also in the spotlight more than it has been for decades.
Wheat Journal: Mix No-Till and Rotations to Store More Precipitation
Mix No-Till and Rotations to Store More Precipitation; Nitrogen Crop Sensors for Wheat
Wheat Journal: Wheat Resistance Genes Failing in Fly Fight
Many of the genes that allow wheat to ward off Hessian flies are no longer effective in the southeastern U.S., say USDA and Purdue University scientists. Researchers say that care should be taken to ensure that any new resistance genes that haven’t already been used in commercial wheat lines are used prudently.
Farmers Cast Votes
Online polls provide a survey of farm country
CropTech: Take Stock of Stalks
Take Stock of Stalks; Scout Like a Master; Fungicide Timing Matters; Refuge Reminder; It's Not in One Bag Yet
$100 Ideas: Table and Trash Drum
Table and trash drum; Horseshoe holder; Better bulk oil storage
Check In, Check Out
Keep tabs on your employees, machinery and records with help from a location-based application called foursquare.
As Far as the Eye Can See
National Farm Machinery Show mixes the latest in farm equipment with fun at the 46th annual event.
New Product Spotlight Delivers Big Benefits
Winning a new product award at World Ag Expo offers more advantages than on-site sales
A Growing Trend
Vegetative buffers naturally reduce livestock odors.
Will We Need to Bid Corn Higher?
End users struggle to balance old-crop supplies with aggressive demand
On the Agenda
House Ag Committee focuses on farm bill implementation, EPA and energy regulations
Veggies on the South Lawn
Michelle Obama’s garden makes a symbolic statement.
Alfalfa Hay Prices Soar
Limited supplies, renewed dairy demand set the stage for 2011 prices to reach second-highest level ever
Veteran soybean breeder brings beans to the dinner plate.
Bridging the Gap
“Consumer Ag Connection” teaches consumers about agriculture via daily reports from farmers and agribusiness leaders.
Refills in the Fast Lane
Tender trailer streamlines seed handling at planting.
Battery Testing Made Easy
Modern digital testers take the guesswork, expense and hassle out of determining whether a farm battery is salvageable.
13-year High for Acres
Increases in acreage for corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton
Insight into the Farmland Market
Positive economic factors continue to support your vital asset.
Spotlight on Animal Ag
Humane Society of the United States president adamant that discussion about livestock production needs to happen.
2011 Class of Pickups
These new machines are show-stopping and hard-working
Corn and Soybean Herbicide Chart
This downloadable chart groups herbicides by their mode of action and site of action to help you diversify product use and delay the development of resistance.
Weed Management Answers
A general knowledge about weed biology and understanding how herbicides work is important to preserving herbicide technology.
Resistance Fighters Start With Rotation
Tough weeds require aggressive action from growers.
Don’t Let the Weeds Win
Time to plan some new maneuvers to protect yields.
Penalty for Interference
Early weed pressure can result in greater yield loss.
Herbicide Premix Chart
Knowing the components of herbicide combinations is the first step in being able to use them in a weed resistance management program.
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