Jul 16, 2015
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Cover crops: The mechanics of how to plant

It’s hard to pick up a farm magazine these days without finding an article on cover crops. Why you should plant them, when you should plant them, and what should you plant to put nutrients back in the soil. They help reduce soil erosion. Their roots break up compaction. And they can fix nutrients so they don’t get washed away, and they put some in while they’re at it....More
Jul 15, 2015
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One small gene change makes a difference

The power of genetic science continues to grow and researchers answer some interesting questions - like why is corn, well, corn? New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found out an interesting answer to that question....More
Jul 9, 2015
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Wettest June on record in NW Ohio

Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh, aka the 4020 Freak, shares photos of the good, bad and ugly of how the crops are looking in northwest Ohio....More
Jul 8, 2015
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Crop science and technology continues to grow

Researchers are exploring a wide range of new technologies to boost productivity, overcome climate challenges....More
Jul 6, 2015
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Two "kids" from McGill

Graduate students from one of Canada’s top research institutions talk about how machine vision is automating tasks like tillage on farms....More
Jul 2, 2015
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Team FIN farmer featured on the news

Fresh shrimp in Iowa? Local news station picks up Jeff Ryan’s latest business venture and features it on TV....More
Jun 30, 2015
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Deere leads Google in self-driving race, cites the Robot Report

While doing some background research for a robotics story I’m working on for our August issue, I came across an article by Frank Tobe that I wanted to share.  Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, which happens to be a goldmine of information on robotics. His most recent post on 06/27/15 is headlined:  “As Google cars roll out, Deere reminds us of thousands of their self-driving tractors,” in which he makes reference to Google’s sending 25 new self-driving cars onto streets this summer....More
Jun 26, 2015
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The Great Cell Phone Brush-Off

Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan gets put to the test on his brush hauling skills for two separate jobs....More

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