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Variable rate irrigation shows promise but has challenges

Variable rate irrigation shows promise but has challenges

Variable rate irrigation holds great promise as a way to use precision agriculture to irrigate crops and better manage water, but the challenge is to find a way to write prescript ...

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Mahindra Unveils Conceptual Driverless Tractor

Mahindra Unveils Conceptual Driverless Tractor

In a country where farmers still pull the plough, a tractor is an important vehicle for faster and better tilling of land. However, many states are experiencing a severe labor sho ...

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US Corn Outlook 2017-18

US Corn Outlook 2017-18

The summer is well and truly over and with predictions in for the US corn outlook in 2018, we can start to prepare for the next year of farming. If you’re on top of things you sho ...

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US flags crop damage from Hurricane Harvey – as Hurricane Irma looms

US flags crop damage from Hurricane Harvey – as Hurricane Irma looms

More details emerged of the damage to US crops from Hurricane Harvey, even as the next hurricane, Irma, approaches the south of the country, with latest forecasts seeing it bringi ...

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Russia. Active supplies of wheat to Africa

Russia. Active supplies of wheat to Africa

According to preliminary information of market participants, Russia exported 1396 KMT of wheat in July 2017/18, or 10% less than at the same time last year (1554 KMT was in July 2 ...

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Leaf Sensors Can Tell Farmers When Crops Need To Be Watered

Leaf Sensors Can Tell Farmers When Crops Need To Be Watered

Plant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing bo ...

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The Problem with Small Grains in Crop Rotation

The Problem with Small Grains in Crop Rotation

Small grains are a brilliant choice for your crop rotation. They offer both a cash profit from harvest and great weed control from broadleaf types, such as clover and plantain. Co ...

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Getting in front of climate change

Getting in front of climate change

A team of researchers led by a University of Idaho soil scientist will continue working to help wheat farmers adapt to changing conditions by testing new strategies. The project l ...

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How Drones Have Revolutionised the Farming Industry

How Drones Have Revolutionised the Farming Industry

For thousands of years man has worked the land to generate food and income. For thousands of years this has been backbreaking, painstaking and time-consuming work. Over that perio ...

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Cover crops following wheat

Cover crops following wheat

Considerations for planting cover crops after wheat in grain crop rotations are common this point in the season. With any cover crop, it is advisable to select a species with a gi ...

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