Features

Compaction action

THE PICKUP TRUCK has been a vital piece of the equipment inventory on farms for decades, but oh has it changed. Think about the 1960s half ton fleetsides, with two wheel drive, three on the [Read more]

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Test plot design

MOST OF US make hundreds of decisions per day — and we want those decisions to be good. Poor decisions in crop production result in failed economic opportunities, lower production, and risks to the environment. [Read more]

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Biostimulating soils

A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE OF FARMING

NO ONE CAN be certain if and when it will happen, but the day that phosphorus resources run out will change farming practices forever. Hopefully, by the time that day comes, researchers will have proven [Read more]

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U.S. clean fuel news

INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT CHANGES

THERE HAVE BEEN several developments within the American clean fuels industry in recent months which have the potential to impact its future viability. THE GOOD Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have determined that a [Read more]

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Damage control

MANAGING THE IMPACT OF WILDLIFE ON YOUR CROPS

FARMERS GO TO great lengths to ensure their crop has a good start to the growing season. Not only is the best hybrid or variety selected, the appropriate herbicide and fungicide is chosen to protect [Read more]

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Barley and oats

GROWING SUCCESS IN 2018

SIGNIFICANT PRICE MOVEMENT was seen for barley and oats in December and January, which may have some farmers considering spring cereals. Here’s a roundup of best advice on variety choices and crop management for 2018, [Read more]

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Compaction action

TAKING DEEPER CARE OF THE SOIL

IF YOU’RE CAREFUL about keeping your fully-loaded sprayer out of wet spots and not leaving big ruts, then it’s not doing any real damage, right? Not quite. In fact, the damage and long-term effects caused [Read more]

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Paying for power

INCREASE EFFICIENCY FOR DECREASED COSTS

ALTHOUGH ON-FARM energy efficiency has improved in many areas, we’re also using more energy than ever before — larger operations call for more power to run more equipment. And despite farmers continuously implementing energy-efficient technology, [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: WBC thresholds/timing

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

DELAYS IN PLANTING over the last few years have, in many regions, aligned the corn stages that the Western bean cutworm (WBC) moth prefers to lay her eggs on (pre-tassel to full tassel) and peak [Read more]

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Invite the microbes

MIKE DORION WANTS farmers to build healthy soil and grow better crops by throwing an underground party with guests that include a whole range of microbes. “These organisms act like probiotics in the human gut [Read more]