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Farm Journal: January 2014


Magazine Features

  • Time to Diversify?
    01/08/2014
    With a $4-something outlook for corn prices for the near future, now might be just the time to consider diversifying your operation and making alter­native investments.
  • Agent of Change
    01/08/2014
    The saying, “You’re only as strong as your weakest link,” rings true with zone management.
  • Commodity Forecasts
    01/08/2014
    This year is definitely one that’s going to require a plan that drives your marketing moves. In addition to structure, flexibility is key to capture a run up in prices along the way.
  • Machinery Journal
    01/04/2014
    Machinery Journal is introducing tough new tractors, how combines add capacity, and the two models joining Kubota Tractor Corporation’s.
  • High Anxiety
    01/04/2014
    Despite record prices, the cattle industry continues to struggle with the drought’s long coattails.
  • Two Hybrids, One Row
    01/04/2014
    While Kinze Manufacturing, doesn’t have a timeline for bringing its electric multihybrid concept planter to market, positive feedback from testing in the coming year could accelerate its development.
  • Wild Blue Yonder
    01/04/2014
    No one knows exactly what the future will bring.
  • Game Changer
    01/04/2014
    If you think waterhemp is bad, you don’t want to meet its close cousin, Palmer amaranth.
  • A Complex Partnership
    01/04/2014
    Soil health and efficient nitrogen use go hand in hand, but the relationship is complicated.
  • Homegrown Power
    01/04/2014
    Anyone who has dealt with installing three-phase electrical power from a main line to remote areas such as irrigation well sites has suffered sticker shock.
  • Long Hours
    01/04/2014
    The days might be shorter in the winter, but that doesn’t mean farmers spend less time tending to their operational duties.
  • 10 Farmland Value Drivers
    01/04/2014
    Soil type, drainage and location all play into the dollar value of your farmland.
  • The Drive to Innovate
    01/04/2014
    Figuring out what it will take to feed the world by 2050 preoccupies national security analysts on a daily basis.
  • Rootworm Reprisal
    01/04/2014
    First, university entomologists confirmed that Western corn rootworm (WCR) was able to break through the efficacy of the Bt toxin Cry3Bb1.
  • Find Your Footprint
    01/04/2014
    Sustainability is still an elusive industry watchword.
  • Starter Fertilizers
    01/04/2014
     A farmer-owned cooperative and global energy, grains and foods business, announces two new liquid starter fertilizers for 2014.
  • Help for Pollinators
    01/04/2014
    Research trial results show that a new Bayer CropScience fluency agent helps reduce dust during the planting of treated seed and, in the process, reduces the potential of negative exposure for honeybees and other pollinators, according to company officials.
  • Nematode Tutorial
    01/04/2014
    Syngenta Seed Care is launching an updated online training module to educate various audiences about corn nematodes and how to protect corn plants from these invisible but costly pests.
  • Prepare for Landing
    01/04/2014
    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an aircraft tire! As a farmer, you might think high-flying rubber is more suited for a runway than a corn field.
  • Lights and Locks
    01/04/2014
    Farmers have had copper wire stripped off irrigation pivots or a trailer load of gates mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night.
  • Fungicide Sense
    01/04/2014
    Low corn prices might cause some farmers to eliminate any potential plans they have for using a foliar fungicide in 2014.
  • Land Values Downshift
    01/04/2014
    A strong start to 2013 ended in single-digit annual gain. How long the shift will last is anybody’s guess.
  • What Your Seed Needs
    01/04/2014
    A new way to deliver fertilizer could pay big dividends.

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Columnists


Test Plots

  • Tech in the Field
    01/08/2014
    For 23 years, the Farm Journal Test Plots’ mission has been to provide third-party, independent research straight from the field. Here’s a roundup of the tools used for the first time in test plots this past year.

Corn Navigator

  • Big Four Yield Threats
    01/04/2014
    If corn growers compiled a list of their greatest corn disease threats, gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, southern corn leaf blight and Goss’s bacterial wilt would be right at the top.

Departments

  • $100 Ideas
    01/08/2014
    Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club.
  • Tailgate Talk
    01/04/2014
    Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie has spent his career championing the importance of corn never having a bad day.
  • Production Journal
    01/04/2014
    Just as this magazine went to press, we welcomed Andrew McCrea and his daily nationally syndicated radio program, “American Countryside,” to our Farm Journal Media family.
  • AutoCopter Flies Into Ag
    01/04/2014
    Farmers and crop consultants have a new unmanned aerial vehicle option.
  • Yara Aquires Sensor Company
    01/04/2014
    Yara has acquired German water sensor com­pany ZIM Plant Technology GmbH.
  • Land O’Lakes Inc. Acquires Geosys
    01/04/2014
    In December, Land O’Lakes Inc. acquired Geosys, a global tech­nology firm that provides satellite imaging and insights to agribusinesses.
  • AgGateway Awards Ag IT Innovation
    01/04/2014
    AgGateway announces Adisseo is the winner of the group’s 2013 Information Technology (IT) Innovation Award for its web-based platform, Precise Nutrition Evaluation (PNE).
  • FBI Busts Chinese Seed Heists
    01/04/2014
    A cascade of arrests in mid-December by the FBI shined a light on a labyrinth of activity by Chinese nationals conspiring to steal trade secrets for China-based seed companies.
January 2014 Issue
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