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Soil Management

  • BASF Expands Digital Farming Portfolio

    04/25/2017 10:14 AM

    Helping grow their digital farming footprint, BASF recently acquired ZedX, digital agriculture intelligence developer of Pennsylvania. ZedX focuses on developing agronomic weather, crop and pest models to provide insight for agricultural production.

  • 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.

Input Management

  • Potash Market Rebound in Full Force

    04/27/2017 10:12 AM

    Potash prices are recovering after a decade of weakness, lifting the prospects of a turnaround in fortunes for fertilizer companies following a slump in farm spending.

  • Pesticides on the Defense
    04/27/2017 10:10 AM

    EPA reviews put popular chemicals under the magnifying glass

  • Chasing Waterhemp, the Bell Cow of Weed Resistance
    04/26/2017 07:12 AM

    Waterhemp has piled on genetic muscle and built documented resistance to herbicides from six separate site of action groups in Illinois. Yet, even more alarming are the consequences of stacked resistance in waterhemp. Once resistance begins stacking, what’s the snowball effect of a weed juggernaut?


  • Differentiate Site of Action and Active Ingredient to Manage Weeds
    04/25/2017 02:15 PM

    On each herbicide label, companies specify active ingredients and sites of action alike. Note, each herbicide active ingredient falls into a specific site of action and the two are not the same classification and should not be treated as such.

  • Creative Routes to Exceptional Yield
    04/25/2017 10:30 AM

    Farmers test out-of-the-box techniques to add soybean bushels and profits

  • 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.

  • 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.

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