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Late Spring 2011
Leave a Legacy: How Safe Is Your Base?
Communication with your landlord is vital. You must ensure the long-term stability of your base in order to pass a viable operation to the next generation.
Outlook: It All Depends on Corn
Corn and soybean producers are enjoying elevated prices, but when does too much profit become a bad thing?
John's World: Death by Remodeling
It doesn't take much for a simple redecorating project to degenerate into full-blown remodeling.
15 Tips for High Soybean Yields
Much of soybean yield is based on environmental conditions, but there are things you can do to help maximize your yield when those conditions are right.
Focus on Fungicides
Field research conducted in 2010 in the Farm Journal Test Plots by Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer, Farm Journal Field Agronomists, set out to get a handle on application timing.
Production Journal: College Selection Guide
In 2008, Farm Journal launched Corn College in response to farmers asking for more access to our agronomic experts. In response to strong demand for more classes, we’ve added another session in the eastern Corn Belt.
Editor's Notebook: Tornado Time Is Serious Business
I love watching storms roll across our mid-Missouri farm. But none of those episodes holds a candle to the harrowing experiences I’ve had while traveling in the spring.
Crop Tech: Winter Weeds Are No Spring Beauties
Work now to control winter weeds; Weed scouting benefits future generations; Bayer CropScience announces its purchase of Hornbeck Seed Company Inc.
Policy Journal: Budget Cuts Impact the Farm Bill Process
Cuts to ag spending are inevitable, but not in the near term.
Tailgate Talk: Farmers Feeding the World Exhibit Hits the Road
Farmers Feeding the World’s traveling educational exhibit tour kicks off “inside the track” during the popular Indianapolis 500 and continues at events throughout the summer.
Machinery Journal: Mahindra Expands 10 Series of Tractors
Mahindra USA expands its 10 Series of utility tractors; Bobcat introduces new models to its 700 Series loaders with enhanced hydraulics and features; EarthMaster Verti-Go is available in a 34' width, with additional models on the way; Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces the RTV900XT utility vehicle.
Technology Journal: Auto Turning Solution Works with Multiple Machinery Brands
Hemisphere GPS offers the ag industry’s first automatic turning solution that works on multiple brands of farm machinery; Orthman Manufacturing introduces its new GPS Shadow Tracker; AGCO and Topcon Precision Agriculture are working together to offer the Topcon AES-25 Accurate Electric Steering kits.
$100 Ideas: Two-Way Gate
Check out the latest innovative ideas from our contest winners.
From the Ground Up
Delegation sees Afghan and Iraqi agriculture up close.
Heads Up on Aerial Imaging
NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) mapping provides an in-season snapshot of your crop—and knowing the level of detail provided by the map will determine how you use the tool.
Get the Drift
The number of variables that must be considered for reducing pesticide drift can seem overwhelming. Now, the EPA is raising the stakes with a new Drift Reduction Technology policy that it expects to issue this year.
More than Zooming
Hiring a spray plane for late-season fungicide or insecticide applications reduces the workload on farmers but comes with additional responsibilities.
When to Turn Off the Water
Corn growers can lose as much as 4 bu. per acre per day by ending irrigation too soon.
Land Prices Ignite
The skyrocket ride in corn and soybean prices launched this past fall has had an explosive impact on the value of quality cropland across the Corn Belt.
Ready to Retire?
These days, Roger Dell is more likely to wear a pair of boat shoes than work boots. Last year, the 62-year-old Dell decided it was time to retire.
Farm Life on Demand
Farmers and ranchers across the country use YouTube to show the world what life is like on the farm.
Farmers in Lockup
After experiencing the lockup procedure used by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service to prepare the March 31 "Prospective Plantings" report, three farmers agree that there are no politics at play and security is tight.
Self-propelled sprayers, like any machine coming out of storage, benefit from basic mechanical maintenance.
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