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Soil Management

  • Who Killed the Finest Soybean Soil?

    04/22/2017 02:31 AM

    Randy Dowdy says he’ll face major yield loss from natural gas pipeline project

  • AgTech Investment is Booming
    04/17/2017 09:06 AM

    A ‘new agricultural revolution’ is brewing, and farmers are in the center of it.

  • Measure Soil Compaction on the Go
    04/06/2017 02:18 PM

    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.

  • Who Killed the Finest Soybean Soil in the World?
    03/21/2017 10:44 PM

    Randy Dowdy says a gas line company is responsible for major topsoil losses on his record-breaking farmland.

  • Tale of Two Tillage Systems
    03/20/2017 05:23 PM

    Strip-till and no-till can offer benefits; find out if they’re right for your farm

  • Video
    Final Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit Dismissed
    03/20/2017 03:37 PM

    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. 

  • Tiny Organisms, Giant Impact
    03/06/2017 02:51 PM

    New spin on old technology can boost crop health

  • Restoring Soil Health Takes Time
    02/13/2017 10:00 AM

    After rapid gains from vertical tillage, pH and fertility, the improvement pace slows down.

  • New Tillage Options From the Land Down Under
    02/03/2017 10:44 AM

    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.

Input Management

  • Q&A On Dicamba Use

    04/24/2017 12:00 PM

    As farmers prepare for the first year of over-the-top dicamba application, questions cloud the horizon. 

  • Syngenta Defends GMO Corn as Merger Shifts Blame to China's Door
    04/24/2017 10:00 AM

    Syngenta merger means Chinese may own seeds they rejected.

  • Pesticides on the Defense
    04/22/2017 02:59 AM

    EPA reviews put popular chemicals under the magnifying glass

  • Could This be a Game Changer for Phosphorus?
    04/21/2017 11:18 AM

    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.

  • Zinc Fertilizer Sees Slow, Steady Growth
    04/18/2017 10:12 AM

    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. 

  • AgTech Investment is Booming
    04/17/2017 09:06 AM

    A ‘new agricultural revolution’ is brewing, and farmers are in the center of it.

  • EPA Promises 'Back to Basics' Approach
    04/17/2017 07:36 AM

    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.

  • Sorghum Breeding Research Cuts Time in Half
    04/13/2017 09:15 AM

    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.

  • Does Your Field Need Starter Fertilizer?
    04/10/2017 02:10 PM

    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.

  • Robotic Pigweed Killer Nears Farmland
    04/10/2017 11:20 AM

    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.

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