COLUMBIA, Mo. — Farmers who fear they are falling behind in farm technology might not be as behind as they think.
As harvest continues to finish up across the Midwest, it might be a good time to take a hard look at your current combine.
It is almost the time — but not quite — that anhydrous ammonia (NH3) applications could begin (remember, 50 degrees and continued cooling 4-inch soil temperature, and the colder the better).
However, some areas have dry soils this fall. Can anhydrous ammonia be applied to dry soil? Will it be held in dry soil?
Use of cover crops after a crop is damaged by adverse weather can provide short-term protection of the soil while enhancing the long-term benefits of increased water infiltration, improved nutrient cycling and soil organism diversity.
Food producers who were dealing with supply chain disruptions related to COVID-19 and drought now face tough decisions related to a crop-flatt…
Jim Robbins was an unwitting participant in a daredevil stunt earlier this summer.
For Mandy Kliethermes, working on a campaign to keep farmers and motorists safe on the road during harvest time is a natural fit.
When it comes to putting up quality hay, the money is in the details. Improper equipment settings can leave hay in the field, add dirt to hay, cause long-term damage to forage stands and shorten hay storage life. Proper equipment settings can provide big payoffs in maximizing forage yield and quality.
Just a quick reminder about the upcoming harvest season: Please stay safe.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture reminds private pesticide applicators to complete their yearly private applicator training requirements by …
Corn rootworm activity, in general, appears higher in much of Illinois than it has been for the last several years. Along with higher activity, resistance to Bt traits in western and northern corn rootworm remains the top insect management concern in Illinois corn.
Crop conditions are generally good in most fields in Missouri, although farmers around the state are hoping for timely summer rains to reach t…
Wheat harvest marks the end of one cropping cycle and the beginning of a second. In parts of central and southern Illinois, farmers frequently opt to plant double-crop soybean following wheat harvest, with hopes that the first “killing” frost will be late enough to allow the soybean to reach maturity.