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  • 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.

  • Illinois Farmers Tilled More Acres this Year
    09/18/2017 04:45 PM

    Farmers in Illinois might be tilling more land, but their interest in cover crops shows a willingness to adapt. 

  • Killing the Pan One Cover Crop at a Time
    09/11/2017 10:24 AM

    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.

  • Massive Dead Zone And Crop Fertility Practices
    09/08/2017 06:47 AM

    Written by Steve Cubbage

  • What Farmers Need to Know: Verdesian
    08/31/2017 01:47 PM

    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.

  • Drought Monitor: Drought Growing Across the U.S.
    07/27/2017 11:30 AM

    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.

  • NAICC: A Slow Start to the 2017 Crop
    07/05/2017 04:12 PM

    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.

  • American Countryside: Monument to a Pest
    05/24/2017 03:28 PM

    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.