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11:44AM Feb 21, 2020

John Deere Adds C650 Air Cart to Lineup

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

With the C650 Air Cart, John Deere will expand its lineup of air-seeding equipment for small grains producers and custom farmers. The new air seeder can be ordered as a

09:25AM Feb 21, 2020

Is Another Wet Spring in Store?

Farm Journal Editors
AgWeb Contributor

According to the National Weather Service, farmers in the Midwest and eastern U.S. can expect above-normal precipitation in March, April and May. The Southwest and West are expected to see

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15:42PM Feb 19, 2020

Wet Weather Could Slow Planting, Increase Risk of Disease

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

Help your crop get off to the best start possible by managing for risk early. Because more wet conditions are likely, understand how that interacts with risk of diseases and

11:16AM Feb 18, 2020

Get Off to the Right Start with Starter Fertilizer

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

For some farmers, excess moisture led to depleted nutrients, which might mean you need to take a closer look at your nutrient mix in 2020.

10:05AM Feb 17, 2020

Current U.S. Root Zone Moisture Map Wetter Than Last Year

The root zone moisture map shows a soggier scenario that what farmers saw heading into spring 2019. Mike Hoffman isn't confident that wet weather pattern continues.

14:33PM Feb 16, 2020

Analysis: Corn and Peanuts Could Be Biggest Acreage Gain In Southeast

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

When you look at the cotton markets, it’s not a surprise the price isn’t profitable at the moment. That’s why Ashley Arrington, founder of AgriAuthority believes cotton acres will decrease

13:49PM Feb 14, 2020

Control Weeds in Early-Planted Soybeans

Darrell Smith
Conservation and Machinery Editor

Weed management isn’t necessarily tougher than with normal planting — but it is different