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Sensors Protect Crops from Insect Damage By: 03/05/2015 @ 4:07pm

What do you get when you combine Legos, a 99¢ laser pointer, and a piece from a television remote? If you ask Eamonn Keogh, a computer science professor at University…

Crop-Sensing System Measures Crop Health By: 03/05/2015 @ 4:44pm

Like most farmers, Matt Helmke, who farms about 900 acres in partnership with his dad, Myron Helmke, near Clatonia…

Cyclone Power By: 06/12/2015 @ 1:55pm

Growing more with less. It’s one of the most challenging dilemmas today’s farmers face, especially as pressure…

Split Soil Samples By: 04/29/2015 @ 10:47am

There’s a new kid on the block – two, in fact – for automated soil sampling. Both have the ability to sample through frozen ground.It marks the first significant change in more than a decade, says Joshua…

Tiling Adds Value to Rental Land By: 10/22/2014 @ 4:59pm

Lee Thelen feels so strongly about the benefits of tiling, he’s willing to tile his neighbors’ land – at least the ones he rents from. Instead of expanding by renting or buying more land, his goal is to…

Automated Soil-Sampling System By: 08/11/2014 @ 4:55pm

The details are in the dirt. It’s a fact that has become even more clear as both tillage practices and advanced technologies have demanded that soil samples be taken more comprehensively and intensively.“I…

Four Common Questions About Yield Monitors By: 08/08/2014 @ 3:55pm

Matt Darr, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, answers frequently asked questions about yield monitors. Q: Do I need to calibrate my yield monitor if I’m just looking to compare relative…

Last-Minute Tech Maneuvers for Harvest By: 08/08/2014 @ 3:38pm

What's your game plan? Since many input decisions are made based on product performance, accurately measuring and tracking yields are crucial parts of one Ohio farmer’s playbook.Harvest is Jim…

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