In the early 1900s, cotton was king around Enterprise, Ala., and much of the southern U.S. But a silent southern invasion was just beginning.
Winter pretty much stood up South-Central Texas this year, and the neglect is showing in this season's scanty crop of Hill Country peaches.
Rains caused planting delays for Salinas Valley lettuce crops.
For the past several years sorghum research has lagged behind that of corn and soybeans, but that could soon change with technology advances. DuPont Pioneer partnered with the Sorghum Checkoff to improve sorghum breeding.
Two Bootheel farmers with a match of tousled hair, blue eyes and easy manner may be the most unique brother and sister farming operation in the United States.
Louisiana rice farmers are ahead of the average planting schedule thanks to a relatively warm and dry spring.
A robotic pigweed killer may provide a 90% reduction in chemical use, maintenance of tractor speed at 6 mph, and the polar opposite of broadcast spraying.
In the USDA Prospective Plantings report that was released March 31, the agency predicted there will be 2.1 million acres of cotton this year, a 800,000 acre increase from their original estimated of 1.3 million acres.
While rain pours in parts of the Midwest farmers in southern states are moving right along with corn and cotton planting. This week put Texas ahead of planting average while other states are just getting started.
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Randy Dowdy says he’ll face major yield loss from natural gas pipeline project
A ‘new agricultural revolution’ is brewing, and farmers are in the center of it.
Many new agtech solutions help farmers improve their ability to measure various aspects of their operation and make better decisions based on the data collected. That includes making instantaneous measurements of soil compaction with a new portable meter from Innoquest.
Randy Dowdy says a gas line company is responsible for major topsoil losses on his record-breaking farmland.
Strip-till and no-till can offer benefits; find out if they’re right for your farm
Iowa District Court recently dismissed all Des Moines Water Works’ (DMWW) claims against Boards of Supervisors in Sac, Buena Vista and Calhoun counties in Iowa.
New spin on old technology can boost crop health
After rapid gains from vertical tillage, pH and fertility, the improvement pace slows down.
An Australian family-owned ag machinery company is hoping to make a splash in the U.S. K-Line Ag recently announced it is launching a subsidiary company in North Dakota and will offer its Speedtiller line to U.S. and Canadian farmers.
As farmers prepare for the first year of over-the-top dicamba application, questions cloud the horizon.
Syngenta merger means Chinese may own seeds they rejected.
EPA reviews put popular chemicals under the magnifying glass
At great cost, phosphorus is laboriously mined and processed so it can be used by the agriculture industry. Some 27.6 million metric tons were removed from the earth in 2015. But an agtech UW-Madison spinoff has discovered another innovative way to collect this valuable mineral.
While use in agriculture remains small, sales of zinc-infused fertilizers from companies including Mosaic Co. are growing. Farmers are trying to boost yields by reviving soils deprived of nutrients by overuse and a changing climate.
In a meeting with Pennsylvania coal miners at the Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pa., EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency’s new Back-to-Basics agenda. This agenda will refocus EPA on its intended mission, siphon off some of its current power to the states and create an environment in which jobs can grow, according to Pruitt.
Make sure you have the right conditions before pulling the trigger on starter fertilizer. While it can provide positive ROI, it’s not always guaranteed. Learn what conditions are most likely to pay off.
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