Farm Journal: Early Spring 2012

Magazine Features

Web Extra


Test Plots

  • Pivot Potential
    Study shows nitrogen fertigation can enhance corn yields.
  • Test Plot Roundup
    An overview from our eastern Corn Belt plots.

I Built the Best


  • Will La Nina Exit before Planting Season?
    Some parts of the country may experience planting delays due to wet weather.
  • Radial Tires for Combines
    Michelin’s CerexBib tires for harvesting machines deliver high-flexion capability for the demands of loading, unloading and transport, as well as improved handling and traction for minimal soil compaction.
  • Midsized Utility Tractor
    The latest addition to the M Series of midsized tractors from Kubota comes in four models.
  • Primary Vertical Tillage Tool
    The Quadra-Till from McFarlane is a one-pass primary tillage tool that fits well into a vertical tillage system.
  • $100 Ideas: Up and Over
    When Curtis Cooper of Fountain Inn, S.C., needed a way to keep his wheel rake level when going over terraces, he started by drawing on a pizza box.
  • Ag Leader Expands into Water Management
    Ag Leader Technology has acquired Soil-Max, which manufactures the Gold Digger tile plow, and Gradient Inc., a company that controls tile plows through its Intellislope GPS-based system.
  • Making Weather-Related Decisions
    Mobile Weather from John Deere uses a third-party weather sensor connected to the Application Controller 1120 to display real-time weather information.
  • Growers Edge Goes Mobile
    Growers Edge offers a free app for iPhone and Android smartphones to access many of the free services the company provides.
  • Tailgate Talk: The Search for the Farm Mom of the Year
    If you know a farm mom who amazes you every day, you can nominate her for the chance to win $10,000.
  • Ten Minutes to Technology
    The new SGISfarm software package from Topcon Precision Agriculture can make precision management easier to grasp.