REVIEWS & ARTICLES BY CROP TECH
Got rocks? Try rolling By: 05/08/2013 @ 10:40am

The next time you’re silently (or loudly) cursing a rock that snaps a section on your soybean head’s sickle bar, think about farmers like Keith Van Kleek. Soon after planting, the Terril, Iowa, farmer…

Hybrids that deter drought By: 04/05/2013 @ 11:02am

Five years ago, corn seemed bulletproof. Weeds wilted against the Roundup Ready System. Ditto for insects that dared to dent corn hybrids laced with Bt traits.Drought? It seemed a distant memory, with the…

What's new in 2013 herbicides By: 03/28/2013 @ 4:13pm

Every year, clever and witty sales pitches entice you to try brand-spanking-new corn and soybean herbicides.Strip away the marketing veneer, though, and you'll find these products are often either mixes…

Scouting Made Simple By: 03/07/2013 @ 11:00pm

A mobile app helps corn and soybean crop scouts and farmers better assess pest levels and crop conditions.Contributors:  Iowa State University; Gil GullicksonIf you're tired of jamming crumpled and…

Packing them in By: 03/07/2013 @ 11:00pm

It's all about higher plant populations and 12-inch rows in this seed company trial.Contributors:  Manufacturer, Des KellerMyron Stine will be the first to admit that researchers at the Iowa-based…

Help is on the Way By: 02/12/2013 @ 11:00pm

By: Gil Gullickson, Crops Technology EditorPrices of inputs — like fuel, seed, fertilizer, chemicals, and labor — will continue to rise. Meanwhile, commodity prices will decrease or stabilize through 2025…

Check out this week's show By: 01/22/2013 @ 1:24pm

May 13: In this week's show, one specialist talk about ways farmers can get their money's worth out of precision ag data by putting it to work.   …

Tech Makes Soybeans Sizzle By: 01/10/2013 @ 11:00pm

By: Gil GullicksonSome farmers typically consider soybeans a sickly sibling to corn.  Well, perception is reality. If you treat soybeans like a lesser crop, the legume's yields will always trail…

Use Tech to Bash Bottlenecks By: 01/10/2013 @ 11:00pm

By: Gil GullicksonDetermining the value of a tractor or combine is doable, but have you ever figured the value of your time?At certain times – like harvesting – your time is worth plenty, particularly if a…

One Tough Bugger By: 01/09/2013 @ 11:00pm

Corn rootworm knows how to thwart the control measures in its path. By Gene JohnstonNature always wins. Want proof? Consider the corn rootworm. “This bug eventually has found a way to resist nearly every…

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