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Farm Journal: February 2009


Magazine Features

  • Minimize Stubble Damage
    01/31/2009
    Healthier hybrids are good for yield but hard on combine, tractor and implement tires
  • Upbeat Prospects
    01/31/2009
    Tobacco growers find new ways to turn a profit
  • Wheat Freeze
    01/31/2009
    Late February is the time for farmers to start evaluating their winter wheat crop for freeze injury
  • Conserve Water
    01/31/2009
    Aboveground drip irrigation works for Californians
  • More of the Same
    01/31/2009
    At Beltwide, cotton’s prospects continue to sag
  • Should I Sign Up Again?
    01/31/2009
    Many landowners, such as these Missourians, are facing decisions about re-enrolling CRP land
  • Conservation Now
    01/31/2009
  • Big Water, Big Work
    01/31/2009
    The W. G. Huxtable stormwater pumping plant keeps eastern Arkansas farmers on the land
  • $100 Ideas
    01/31/2009
    Minimize Spread Distortion, Wire Winder, Springtime Wash Stations
  • Machinery Journal
    01/31/2009
    McCormick TTX Series Tractors, Bestway Field-Pro Sprayer, Hagie STS10 Sprayer, Steiger 535 Tractor, John Deere DB60 Planter, Honda Big Red
  • Production Journal
    01/31/2009
    As the two national soybean organizations continue to quibble over allegations of checkoff fund abuse and misuse, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has ruled it will investigate the allegations made by the American Soybean Association (ASA).
  • Wheat Journal
    01/31/2009
    Winter Hardy Varieties, Viral Victory, Avoid Head Blight Headaches, Down With Diseases, Go Go Genome, Biotech Wheat Vote
  • Crop Tech
    01/31/2009
    Brown is the new green. Higher fertilizer prices have created a renewed interest in using manure as a source of crop nutrients. "Manure is a fertility package, not a uniform product,” says Ted Funk, University of Illinois Extension ag engineer. "You need to establish a dollar value to the manure to see if it really works in your operation.”
  • Technology Journal
    01/31/2009
    Building on the OnTrac platform, AutoFarm introduces OnTrac2 with upgrades to improve its performance. Used in conjunction with the Ag Technology Center (ATC), OnTrac2 provides GPS-assisted, hands-free steering with a system that can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle.
  • New Products
    01/31/2009
    Curtis Industries' new 72" Sno-Pro plow systems are designed for everyday use on utility vehicles and side-by-sides. The Straight Plow is 19" tall, made of heavy-gauge steel and weighs 180 lb. with mount.
  • Dig for Higher Yields
    01/31/2009
    A shovel or backhoe and a tile probe can reveal yield-robbing compaction and soil density layers.
  • On The Fence
    01/31/2009
    In these uncertain times, pulling the input trigger is nerve-racking.
  • The Nitrogen Balancing Act
    01/31/2009
    Supplying your corn crop's critical early season nitrogen needs can make or break your yield.
  • Bright and Comfortable
    01/31/2009
    What aspects of your shop do you like the most?
  • Engineered Blueprint
    01/31/2009
    Family-owned company driven by founder's innovation.
  • From Fridge to Field
    01/31/2009
    The real secret behind the latest in corn trait technology.
  • USDA Shouldn’t Be Ag’s Only Focus
    01/31/2009
    While agriculture primarily focuses on who runs USDA, people at other agencies are just as important.
  • New Chief at USDA
    01/31/2009
    Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack has a new title: USDA secretary.
  • Irrigation's Next Best Friend
    01/31/2009
    Can-do technology extends irrigation efficiency.
  • Tailgate Talk: Award-Winning Cartoonist Joins AgWeb as Blogger
    01/31/2009
    Cartoonist Leigh Rubin joins AgWeb as a blogger.

Web Extra

  • Insight from the People behind the Machines
    01/30/2009
    Listen in as Farm Journal Machinery Editor Margy Fischer visits with Kinze Manufacturing’s father-and-daughter leadership team Jon Kinzenbaw and Susanne Veatch.
  • Decrease Your Input Costs
    01/30/2009
    Input costs for 2009 are projected to be two to three times higher than previous years, according to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension. To help producers keep their heads above water during these challenging times, UNL Extension is offering online resources targeted to decrease production costs.

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