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Drought Buster By: 04/18/2013 @ 2:21pm

This is the way field work is going south of Osceola, Iowa, this week. On the plus side, the drought is broken in south central Iowa.

Waterworld South Dakota style By Gil Gullickson Crops Technology Editor By: 11/03/2010 @ 2:40pm

Farmers often couch when they say, “I wish it would stop raining” because Mother Nature is pretty adept at turning off the faucet during the growing season. I often think of a Missouri farmer who told me a…

Waterworld South Dakota Style By: 11/03/2010 @ 2:28pm

Farmers often couch when they say, “I wish it would stop raining” because Mother Nature is pretty adept at turning off the faucet during the growing season. I often think of a Missouri farmer who told me a…

Field of corn By: 11/03/2010 @ 1:37pm

Field of corn

Be One of the Top 10 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dr. David Kohl, ag econ professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, is optimistic that farmers can prosper, but the next few years will be tougher than the last 10. The nation’s top farmers generate 10% return on…

Be Better Before You Get Bigger By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dr. Kohl told growers that understanding the business of farming is the key to sustained economic success. “Getting better is better before getting bigger is better.” The next 10 years will be volatile…

Vendors at Wyffels By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Martin-Sullivan John Deere brought several pieces of equipment to display at Wyffels’ Corn Strategies Conference.

Vendors at Wyffels By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Vendors showcased the latest agriculture equipment at the Corn Strategies Conference, including tractors, planters, sprayers and combines from Birkey’s CaseIH.

Welcome Home, John By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Keynote Speaker John Block, a native of Galesburg, and former USDA Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, told attendees that he “took advantage of the opportunities that came my way.”

'Married to the Soil' By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Despite a long career in politics and industry, former USDA Secretary John Block, a native of Galesburg, Il., “has been married to this black soil of Illinois all these years.”

Farming's Bright Future By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Demand for what farmers do is so strong, we have a very bright future,” former USDA Secretary John Block told growers at the Wyffels Hybrids’ Corn Strategies Conference near Knoxville, IL.

Let the Force Be With You By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

In most cases, there is not enough down pressure on individual row units, particularly in no-till soils. Hagny says airbag down-pressure systems are not enough; they often react too slowly to achieve…

Just a Pinch By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

In silt-clay-loam type soils, corn should be firmly placed at the bottom of the seed trench, pressed into place by the seed firming device and carefully pinched by the closing wheels. Hagny says the seed…

The Little Things By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tom Cannon pays close attention to the mechanical systems on his planter – the Blackwell, Oklahoma farmer even rebuilds the machine midway through planting season. “It’s often the little things that…

Dig Around By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Today’s planters work great in ideal conditions, but in wheel tracks or other less-than-perfect field conditions, seed placement suffers. Check seeds behind wheel tracks and wings; adjust down pressure…

Standing Tall By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

According to an Exapta stand establishment test, a well-maintained planter (opener blades within tolerance, good seed guard and tubes; max down pressure and seed firmers) improves stand 50% more than a worn…

A Good Start By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Note how this row unit is equipped: the fertilizer system is separate from the row unit. Hagny says row-mounted fertilizer setups rob down pressure and wear out parallel linkage, impacting seed placement. This…

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