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Soil Management

  • John Deere Upgrades Capabilities for Generation 4 Displays

    12/06/2017 02:32 PM

    Latest applications provide new levels of machine automation and data sharing.




  • Pipelines and Farmers Collide
    12/01/2017 03:50 PM

    Work by oil and gas companies contributes to irreparable soil damage

  • Fragipan Yields to Cover Crops
    11/08/2017 02:02 PM

    Break down dense soil with annual ryegrass

  • 10 Steps to Efficient Nitrogen
    10/31/2017 04:18 PM

    A well-planned program results in more bushels, less fertilizer and reduced loss

  • Agriculture's Darkest Fraud Hidden Under Dirt and Lies
    10/24/2017 05:24 AM

    In the annals of agriculture fraud, one scam may rule them all. Pulled from the pages of a Hollywood script, agriculture’s most outlandish Ponzi scheme is a cauldron of greed, loss and lingering questions. Simply, the bizarre B & B worm scandal is too absurd for fiction.

  • Six Steps to Efficient Nutrient Use
    10/20/2017 09:09 AM

    Preventing fertilizer from leaving your fields lowers production cost while increasing yield. Oh yes—it also protects water resources. Sure, you’ve heard the warnings before, but it can be overwhelming to put nutrient management practices into motion. Start with these six steps to address your environmental footprint.

  • Farmers Edge Increases Satellite Image Frequency
    10/11/2017 09:36 AM

    By partnering with Planet, aerospace and data analytics company, Farmers Edge will offer satellite images more frequently—every one to three days. 

  • Irrigation Troubleshooting Begins After Harvest
    10/10/2017 09:24 AM

    Crops don’t wait for irrigation, and now means now when it’s time to water. Solid end-of-season irrigation maintenance goes a long way in preventing problems the following crop year during crunch-time. Before the grip of winter sets in, checks and repairs are vital.

  • Video
    Iowa Farmer Could Be Harvesting Biggest Soybean Crop
    10/06/2017 12:44 PM

    Farmers in Waverly, Iowa are trying at beating the rain moving into their area this week. Marc Mummelthei, a farmer from Waverly says he’s cutting as many soybeans as he can because conditions are right and the yields may be the best he’s produced.

  • Your Tillage Road Map
    10/04/2017 11:20 AM

    Corn production is a journey from where you are now to where you want to be, figures Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. Your destination is maximum profitability. 

    Tillage is a critical mile marker on the route to profitability. With tillage, the goal is to create uniform soil density so roots and water aren’t restricted.


Input Management

  • Heil Yeah: Farm Kid is New Cotton King of the North

    12/10/2017 08:08 PM

    Just an hour and forty-fives south of the Iowa state line, 15-year-old Garrett Heil’s cotton is a testament to the determination of a remarkable farmer not old enough to qualify for a driver’s license. Heil has succeeded in producing cotton deep in the pocket of the Midwest.

  • DuPont Collaborates with Sumitomo Chemical for Seed Treatments
    12/05/2017 04:34 PM

    Sumitomo Chemical Company, parent company of Valent, recently entered an agreement with DuPont Crop Protection for the development, registration and commercialization of seed treatment technology.

  • Monsanto Moves to Stop Arkansas from Banning Dicamba
    12/05/2017 02:59 PM

    Monsanto moves to stop Arkansas from banning weed killer

  • Tech Blasts Way to Savings
    11/30/2017 03:05 PM

    WEEDit aims at weeds and input costs

  • Seed Company Shifts Underway
    11/28/2017 04:43 PM

    Dynamic industry changes could provide fresh opportunity for independents

  • Wayne Springer is Tired of Paying $300 for Traited Corn Seed
    11/28/2017 07:57 AM

    Wayne Springer is tired of paying $300 for a bag of traited corn seed. Unafraid to change horses in midstream, the 60-year-old producer is transitioning from a row crop farm to a ranching operation.

  • Three Inputs to Focus On in 2018
    11/27/2017 04:04 PM

    Examine land, fertilizer and seed cost to save strategically

  • Business Matters: 'Tis the Season to Buy Inputs
    11/23/2017 10:22 AM

    As we ponder the early discount season, let’s focus on seed and crop protection because both inputs offer these kinds of opportunities. As you consider products for your operation, think of the five Ps: performance, practical, placement, peace of mind and price.

  • Anhydrous Assessment
    11/22/2017 09:47 AM

    As producers look to the 2018 growing season, fertilizer application is top of mind. Anhydrous is cheaper than it has been in the past couple of years, so many farmers are considering fall application.

  • Keep Your Farming Team Talking
    11/17/2017 06:50 AM

    Building pest control around hybrid/variety weaknesses means a variety of control measures will probably be necessary. That means the pest boss, and everyone on the pest management team, must communicate.

    “One of the most crucial elements of successful pest management is communication among all team members,” says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. “That includes planter, sprayer and combine operators, suppliers, scouts and everyone involved with producing the crop.

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