Farm Journal: Mid-February 2012

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  • Calcium Basics
    This little-understood nutrient holds the key to soil health, which lays the foundation for high yield.


  • $100 Ideas: Near and Far
    Despite the fact that Terry Wellmann of Hampshire, Ill., lives a state away from his family’s south-central Minnesota farm, he can still keep tabs on grain drying.
  • Close Cut
    Powered by a 400-hp MAN engine, the Krone BiG M 420 is designed to perform in dense crops and on slopes.
  • Compact Utility Tractor Duo
    The Mahindra 6010 HST Cab and 6110 Shuttle Cab are four-wheel-drive and designed for general chores around the farm.
  • Two-Point Hitch Option
    The ProTrakker 400DX hydraulic hitch automatically adjusts to steer pull-type implements.
  • Tailgate Talk: Share Your Top Basketball Teams and Win
    Enter to win tickets to the big game in the "Road to No. 1" contest.
  • Wheat Prices Retreat
    It’s a triple whammy that has slammed wheat prices in recent weeks, according to Oklahoma State University Extension.
  • Warm Temperature Won't Harm Wheat Crop
    As long as nighttime temperatures are below freezing, wheat will retain its winterhardiness, says a Kansas State University agronomist.
  • New Varieties: Prosper and Ideal
    Wheat growers have two new wheat varieties on the table this year.
  • Wheat Investments Continue
    Dow AgroSciences is making sure wheat gets a firm foothold in its seed portfolio.
  • Wheat, Wildlife Lessons in Sustainability
    Bayer CropScience and Ducks Unlimited have teamed up with a new program that creates duck habitat out of winter wheat fields.
  • Herbicides By the Numbers
    Simplify the chore of herbicide rotation by using the numbers that are located on most herbicide labels.
  • Low Interest Rates to Continue
    In late January, the Federal Reserve announced it will leave interest rates unchanged for 2012—and keep them at low levels through late 2014.