Planting season is not yet here, but cover crop plans for the 2023-24 off-season could start now.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The cost of putting this year’s corn crop in the ground has been a large topic of conversation at Commodity Classic.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Finding and sustaining new uses for soybeans continues to be a major focus for soybean groups at Commodity Classic in 2023.
LINN, Mo. — Toward the end of months of feeding hay, producers are looking forward to turning cattle out on lush spring forage growth.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eric Miller is a tinkerer, a thinker and an innovator, and he puts those skills into practice on his 400-acre farm in Piatt County and shares his discoveries with others. He was honored with an award named for someone who had the same qualities.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president vowed March 7 not to back down in a dispute with the United States over a potential ban on imports of genetically modified corn.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Antonio Mallarino, soil fertility and nutrient management professor, for the Iowa State Extension website Feb. 28.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Brad Carlson, Extension educator, for the University of Minnesota Extension website Feb. 28.
If you have ever caught a whiff of ammonia while cleaning your kitchen or bathroom, you will know it has a strong, pungent smell that resembles the smell of urine. Likewise, when you are outside you can smell anhydrous ammonia (or NH3) at low concentrations, around 25 ppm (parts per million).
Fertilizer has been one of the hottest topics in agriculture over the past couple of years as prices and availability have ebbed and flowed, making it a busy time for those in the industry.
One difference in crop insurance for 2023 will allow producers to get a head start on their crop, if Mother Nature allows them.
Connor Sible doesn’t like when people call stover “trash.” He prefers a term that better describes its value.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — A Kansas State University agricultural economist is encouraging farmers to know their options before considering a pair of crop insurance policies that would allow them to increase their coverage for row crops beyond what is allowed for individual policies.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — While Amanda Weidhuner, a young university professor and researcher, carefully checks prices and considers her food purchases in light of inflation and increasing food bills, she still has organically grown items in her refrigerator.
What do you do with stubborn weeds? Zap ‘em.
Atrazine has become a common tool for corn producers, but restrictions were being heavily discussed by the EPA toward the end of the 2022 growing season.
Ice sheeting can have a lethal effect on forage crop stands. Typically, ice sheeting occurs on poorly drained areas of a field where water congregates, but it can occur over an entire field. Ice sheets form following freezing of standing water resulting from melting of snow or from rainfall …
Domestic fish farming has diminished in recent decades, with imports dramatically horning in on U.S. production.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — At a time when input costs are higher, soybean growers may consider if growing a crop with a higher premium might help improve the bottom line. They had the opportunity to consider a few options at the Illinois Soybean Summit in Champaign Feb. 2 when a panel of experts disc…
The past three years have been dominated by a La Niña weather pattern, but models are showing that may finally be coming to an end.
Carbon markets continue to evolve, but there are many producers who are trying to figure out where they fit in the system.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Pat Melgares for Kansas State University’s Research and Extension news service Feb. 7.
Corn hybrid selection is a production practice that can potentially increase yield more than any other plant establishment practice.
As farmers check crop markets each day, the latest news on weather and crops in South American can help drive prices either direction. Parts of both Argentina and Brazil have struggled with drought conditions at times during this growing season. But both countries have also seen beneficial r…
Genetically modified crops have become so ubiquitous, many consumers don’t give them a second thought. But recent developments have put the technology on the front burner.