Farmers in Illinois might be tilling more land, but their interest in cover crops shows a willingness to adapt.
Junior Upton is fragipan's nightmare. He planted annual ryegrass hoping to gain the conventional benefits of a cover crop and no till system. However, the Illinois grower had no idea he’d just lit the fuse on the destruction of fragipan.
Written by Steve Cubbage
Farmers may be wondering what all the wet weather they had this season is doing to their soil and what does that mean for next years crop?
Pam Fretwell sits down with Kurt Seevers Technical Dev. Manager with Verdisian about that subject.
The latest Drought Monitor shows soils continue to dry out and crops are suffering as drought and abnormal dryness continue to expand or intensity across the Plains, Midwest, northern Rockies and Virginia.
One of the contributing factors to our alfalfa stand losses is a root rot called Aphanomyces race 2. The prolonged wet conditions allowed this root disease to finish off already-weakened alfalfa crowns.
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.
Microscopic organisms can make or break your crop
After several days of rain in recent weeks the majority of corn growing states are officially drought free—and in some cases looking more like lakes than fields. For young corn seedlings, continued pounding rain could compound pest problems and even lead to replant.
Before the last week or so, planting was rolling along and emergence was on its way, but it’s been a less than ideal planting season for many pockets of the Midwest.
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.
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.