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Searching for More Simplicity in Precision Ag

Searching for More Simplicity in Precision Ag

At the end of day, if a planter plants seed, a combine cuts corn, or a picker picks cotton, that’s good enough, precision agriculture be damned. Harsh words, heretical in some qua ...

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Researchers Trying To Understand Declining Kudzu Bug Populations

Researchers Trying To Understand Declining Kudzu Bug Populations

Once a nuisance for soybean farmers in the Southeast, kudzu bug populations appear to be declining in the U.S. “We can’t positively say it’s due to their natural enemies, but kudz ...

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John Deere Introduces App To Track Lawn Care And Maintenance

John Deere Introduces App To Track Lawn Care And Maintenance

MowerPlus™ app tracks mowing and serves up tips for efficient lawn care This spring, John Deere is helping homeowners keep track of and optimize their lawn care responsibilities w ...

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Aphid-resistant sorghum: Hybrids next step in bug battle

Aphid-resistant sorghum: Hybrids next step in bug battle

One corner of Larry Lambright’s research project contains a cluster of wilted sorghum plants, devastated by hungry sugarcane aphids. But next to them stand a group of healthy leav ...

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Rice-growing experiment eyed as long-term drought solution

Rice-growing experiment eyed as long-term drought solution

A California drip-irrigation manufacturer, California rice growers and Israeli university researchers are teaming up on a project in Yolo County to try to grow one of the state’s ...

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Cover crops for water use efficiency

Cover crops for water use efficiency

Increased infiltration rates, increased soil water retention, and decreased rates of erosion are frequently mentioned as benefits of integrating a cover crop into a production sys ...

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Think Twice Before Cutting Input Costs

Think Twice Before Cutting Input Costs

Is net profit per acre for crop production impacted more by yield, price or costs? “When operating margins are strong, as was the situation for several years prior to 2013, this c ...

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Biodiesel from sugarcane more economical than soybean

Biodiesel from sugarcane more economical than soybean

America's oil consumption far exceeds that of every other country in the world. What's more, it's unsustainable. Therefore, in 2007, Congress mandated a move away from petroleum-b ...

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Scientists help Vietnam’s rice farmers adapt to climate change

Scientists help Vietnam’s rice farmers adapt to climate change

Scientists are developing more resistant varieties of rice to help farmers in Vietnam adapt to climate change, amid the country’s worst drought in 90 years. The drought, as well a ...

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Row-Crop Profits Predicted to Stabilize

Row-Crop Profits Predicted to Stabilize

Negative net income is projected for the third straight year for row-crop producers. Yet relief could be ahead, according to a recent Rabobank report. “When you balance long-term ...

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