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Adoption of Direct Seeding Improves Soil Fertility, Crop Nutrition
Many prairie farmers have adopted direct seeding, also referred to as no-till cropping, which has improved soil organic matter levels...
US Farm Lending Soars at Commercial Banks
Farm lending at commercial banks accelerated in the fourth quarter after solid gains in previous months. According to a November survey...
Utilizing On-the-Go Soil Sensing Devices to Improve Definition of Management Zones
In order to develop variable-rate prescriptions for crop inputs like seed and fertilizer, it is first necessary to delineate fields...
Long-Term Prospects for Agriculture Reflect Growing Demand for Food, Fiber, and Fuel
A number of developments in the agricultural sector have put upward pressure on farm-commodity prices over the past decade. These include...
Carbon Dioxide Could Reduce Crop Yields
The carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere continues to climb and heat up the climate. The gas is, however, indispensable for plants,...
Weed Management in Era of Glyphosate Resistance
The development of glyphosate-resistant crops is one of the most important weed management innovations in the history of agriculture....
Iowa Farm Outlook - Looking Into 2013
With the 2012 production season behind us, attention is starting to turn toward 2013. ...
Study: Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the US
Genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant and insect-resistant crops have been remarkable commercial successes in the United States....
Sustainable Land-use Concept for South America
In the world of agriculture, climate protection and intensive farming are generally assumed to be a contradiction in terms. At Technische...
FAO: World Cereal Production Forecast to Fall by 2.7 Per Cent
Global cereal supply and demand balance is forecast to tighten considerably in 2012/13, due mainly to declines in wheat and maize production,...
The Nested Structure of the RFS2 Biofuel Mandate, RIN Values
The RFS2 biofuel mandates include four biofuel classifications, defined by the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions credited for...
Scout Fields Prior to Fall-applied Herbicide Application
URBANA – Post-harvest herbicide application provides an additional opportunity to manage problematic weed species including winter...
Plant Pathologist: Wheat Planted in Corn Stubble at Risk for Head Scab
More corn acres brought on by high corn prices in recent years could tempt winter wheat growers to plant the crop into corn stubble,...
Controlling Volunteer Corn Before Fall-Seeded Small Grains
The relatively early beginning to corn harvest provided a good environment for the emergence of volunteer corn, said University of...
US Farm Outlook - Droughts and Markets
The drought has had the markets and USDA on the move this summer, writes Chad Hart, University of Iowa. ...
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