Darrell SmithConservation and Machinery Editor

Darrell Smith has been writing about agriculture for 39 years, the last 31 of them for Farm Journal. His subject areas include Corn Navigator stories, Soybean Navigator stories, Corn College stories, the Upstream Heroes nutrient management series and farmer-built shops and machinery entered in Farm Journal’s I Built the Best Contest. He also does photography for the magazine. He has won three writing awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association and earned AAEA's designation as Master Writer. Before launching his ag writing career, the Mt. Carroll, Ill., native earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and then served 22
Darrell Smith has been writing about agriculture for 39 years, the last 31 of them for Farm Journal. His subject areas include Corn Navigator stories, Soybean Navigator stories, Corn College stories, the Upstream Heroes nutrient management series and farmer-built shops and machinery entered in Farm Journal’s I Built the Best Contest. He also does photography for the magazine. He has won three writing awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association and earned AAEA's designation as Master Writer. Before launching his ag writing career, the Mt. Carroll, Ill., native earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and then served 22

Articles By Darrell Smith

What's Causing Higher Soybean Yields
Nov 11, 2019

What’s Causing Higher Soybean Yields

Soybean yields are climbing thanks to genetics, climate change and technology.
Farm Journal Series: Systems for Success
Nov 08, 2019

Farm Journal Series: Systems For Success

Thanks to technology, the days of choosing one farming system for your entire operation are gone.
A System For Every Soil
Nov 04, 2019

A System for Every Soil

Varying production methods, as well as inputs, complete your transition into precision farming
Soybeans
Sep 16, 2019

The Finer Details That Influence Soybean Yield

Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie shares what he’s learned through the years to add on bushels
Study soybean growth to build up yield
Aug 12, 2019

Study Soybean Growth To Build Up Yield

These basic factors come into play as you adjust planting date and other management practices
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Aug 01, 2019

Farm Journal Series: High-Yield Soybeans

Adjusting practices to grow higher soybean yields isn’t simple. There are technology and management practices to master. This new series will help you put everything together.
Pest control
Jul 15, 2019

Hybrid Weaknesses Impact Pest Control

Seed selection drives defensive decisions for weeds, diseases and insects
Aerial application
Jun 21, 2019

12 Steps to a Weatherproof Harvest

Here’s how to overcome whatever curves Mother Nature throws your way
Apr 22, 2019

Weatherproofing for Critical Stages

Protect yield potential from emergence to tasseling