Other Crops

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Alfalfa Net Returns Can Eclipse Those of Row Crops By: 12/01/2015 @ 3:49pm

If you’re looking for a great example of sustainability, flash back to the tall grass prairie. This system thrived prior to the arrival of European settlers several…

Use Oats in Diverse Rotations By: 11/24/2015 @ 1:18pm

Oats was a fuel crop back when ethanol was just a gleam in corn’s eye. This small grain literally fueled the…

Field Peas Fit Upper Midwest Crop Rotations By: 11/24/2015 @ 11:20am

Looking for a protein-packed livestock feed? Field peas may be for you. This diverse legume is finding its way into…

The First Illinois Cannabis Farm By: 11/19/2015 @ 11:50am

Remember that elusive third crop that Midwest farmers dream about to complement corn and soybeans? Eric Diekhoff thinks he may have found it.The only problem is, you’ll probably never get to grow it – at…

3 Takeaways From Sorghum Day By: 10/14/2015 @ 4:34pm

The grain sorghum varieties of 1,000 years ago looked nothing like today's improved hybrids. They were tall, rangy plants with a thick stem and small clump of berries, when first discovered a long…

Why Is Your Grain Sorghum Falling Down? By: 09/24/2015 @ 2:54pm

Lodging in grain sorghum is showing up in the Grain Sorghum Belt, just as farmers are getting ready to harvest the crop. The lodging is due to a couple of stalk rot diseases, and there's not much you can…

Women in Ag: Looking for a Man By: 09/12/2015 @ 5:07pm

Across North Carolina sweet potato farmers are on the lookout for a man. He’s ant-like in appearance, about 1/4 inch long, with a metallic blue head and wing covers and bright orange-red thorax and legs…

Women in Ag: When the Barn Burns By: 09/05/2015 @ 8:52am

Smoke.  The shrill alarm of a fire truck.  These are sights and sounds no tobacco farmer wants to see or hear during harvest season.  Two weeks ago friends heard and saw just that when they lost…

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