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Establish Resilient Waterways the First Try By: 03/05/2015 @ 3:34pm

By Kacey BirchmierAfter struggling to successfully establish waterways that could withstand Iowa rains, Brad Plunkett of central Iowa turned to a new idea. In 2011, he…

Confidentiality Agreements By: 09/17/2014 @ 4:32pm

Rubber bands can seemingly stretch and stretch and stretch. Eventually, though, the stretching stops and morphs into a…

Indoor Agriculture By: 03/13/2015 @ 4:41pm

Did you know the world produces enough food for everyone to live a healthy, productive life? “The problem is that we…

Tiling for Salinity By: 03/13/2015 @ 2:58pm

Farmers who question the value of tiling to reduce soil salinity will want to pay attention to research being done on a real farm – not just a small experimental plot. Last August, researchers installed tile…

Monsanto's Pipeline Promises New Tools For Farmers By: 02/24/2015 @ 6:01pm

By Kacey BirchmierMonsanto has been focusing on developing new technologies across research and development platforms, says Robb Fraley, chief technology officer at Monsanto. Here’s what you can expect. •…

Farmers Business Network Promises to Simplify Data By: 02/12/2015 @ 1:34pm

Unsure what to do with your on-farm data? A new option on the market promises to simplify  data. From yield information to soil maps, the Farmers Business Network (FBN) analyzes all of your data, and in…

Q & A: Dwayne Beck, Dakota Lakes Research Farm By: 02/11/2015 @ 11:07am

A winter wheat-fallow mix and energy-intensive irrigated corn weren’t cutting it when Dwayne Beck began managing the Dakota Lakes Research Farm near Pierre in central South Dakota in the early 1990s. Today…

Plants Punch Back: Someday Your Crops Will Defend Themselves By: 01/02/2015 @ 11:02am

If plants were people, you might think they’d be peace-sign-clothed, turn-the-other-cheek pacifists.Guess again.By sensing their environment, plants are able to manipulate certain factors into their…

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