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Farm Journal: Early Spring 2013


Test Plots

  • Early Season Plot Report
    03/23/2013
    Headquartered in central Illinois and southern Michigan, Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer conduct thousands of acres of test plots every year. Here’s a recap of Ferrie’s initial findings.

Departments

  • Field Questions
    03/23/2013
    Find answers to your crop production questions on Farm Journal’s “Ask an Agronomist” blog.
  • Machinery Journal
    03/23/2013
    JCB unveils new models and updated machines in its lineup of Fastrac tractors and Loadall and TeleMaster telehandlers.
  • Must-See Wheat TV
    03/23/2013
    Popcorn is the snack of choice at the movie theater, but wheat is quickly becoming the on-screen star. The crop is featured in two documentaries—one that’s complete and another that’s in early production.
  • TailgateTalk
    03/23/2013
    The search is on for Monsanto Company’s next America’s Farmers Mom of the Year.
  • $100 Ideas
    03/23/2013
    You can join our $100 Ideas Club! Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club. The Double Your Money winner receives $200.

Columnists

  • The High Road to Personal Accountability
    03/23/2013
    For the past several years, my message has been simple yet constant: cycles always have been and always will be part of production agriculture as long as fear and greed exist.
  • High-Yield Wheat
    03/23/2013
    Boosting yields doesn’t necessarily require a significant financial investment. More often than not, the difference lies in addressing the weak links in the system.
  • Outlook: Don’t Put Profits At Risk
    03/23/2013
    It’s time to get the planters out and get ready to roll. As the demands of the production season pull you away from your desk, I encourage you to be just as aggressive with marketing.
  • In the Shop
    03/23/2013
    Here are four greasy facts...These four facts, gleaned from mechanical and lubrication engineers, make sense once they’re explained.

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Magazine Features

  • Economic Assessment
    03/23/2013
    The hope of a new year and an optimistic outlook from USDA officials at the agency’s annual Agricultural Outlook Conference is encouraging for the nation’s crop farmers.
  • Beyond a Handshake
    03/23/2013
    A lot of farmland has changed hands in the past few years, which might provide an opportunity to increase the amount of leased land in your farm portfolio.
  • Water-Sipping Hybrids
    03/23/2013
    Brutal agronomic conditions from the drought in 2012 have corn growers looking to minimize production risks by growing more drought-tolerant corn.
  • MachineryJournal: Claas innovations
    03/23/2013
    At Ag Connect 2013, Claas introduced its latest Class 10 combine, the Lexion 780, and kicked off its global centennial celebration.
  • CropTech
    03/23/2013
    USDA has deregulated the Syngenta Agrisure Duracade trait and tips on management practices to boost soybean yields in Farm Journal's CropTech.
  • The Fungicide Factor 
    03/23/2013
    Conventional wisdom says fungicide use in corn during a drought makes little to no sense. Some plant health experts and farmers believe otherwise.
  • Firm and Flatten
    03/23/2013
    It slices! It dices! It makes Julienne Fries! OK, so field rollers aren’t that versatile, but farmers are finding new uses for the agricultural version of a giant rolling pin.
  • New Products
    03/23/2013
    New products for 2013 from a digital interface welder to a frame that secures a transfer pump plus more.
  • Ahead of the Curve
    03/23/2013
    Manufacturers are bringing new soybean trait systems to the market to help farmers combat weeds and boost yields.
  • TechnologyJournal
    03/23/2013
    Increasingly, the tractor cab is being used as a mobile office. Check out the latest gadgets for your farm in Technology Journal.
  • Precision’s Match Game
    03/23/2013
    Precision agriculture has officially left its infancy. Companies have layered a full suite of products and services in recent years.
  • Wheat Crop Snapshot
    03/23/2013
    Wheat conditions vary greatly across the country. In the areas that finally received some precipitation, the crop is healthy, in other areas crop potential looks bleak,
  • Wheat Journal
    03/23/2013
    Winter wheat helps farmers spread out equipment, labor and management time and cost.
  • Soil Air and Water Unite
    03/23/2013
    A 60/40 ratio probably makes you think of crop-share lease arrangements. But that ratio takes on new significance in terms of crop production.
  • Gear Up for “Someday”
    03/23/2013
    For most farmers, developing a long-range business plan is about as exciting as fixing fence.
  • Weed Wreck
    03/23/2013
    Roughly a decade has passed since the first alarm was sounded to alert farmers to the development of resistant weeds. Today, resistant weeds continue to proliferate.
  • Mechanized Marvels
    03/23/2013
    The 48th annual event let visitors see newly introduced equipment up close, attend free educational seminars and cheer above roaring engines at the prestigious Championship Tractor Pull.
  • Rich in Potassium
    03/23/2013
    Potassium’s behavior in the soil sets it apart from other nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. That means you must manage it differently.
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