Mar 21, 2012

Air conditioning needed first day of spring

Two air conditioners need repairing; two mowers need to be out of the shed; three pasture fences need fixing; one garden needs tilling; and the calendar needs checking! Oops, it is March 20 and I have plenty of time before I will need to do such things. Except, not this year. These things will need to get done this week. There has been no planting of corn around here even though many farmers would like to plant....More
Mar 20, 2012

Full genetic map of miscanthus completed

Seeded types of miscanthus are expected to require significantly less time, effort and money to be bred for different environments and to be established by growers....More
Mar 19, 2012

Unbelievable March temperatures

I have never seen weather this warm in March! And I seriously doubt that I ever will again. Some corn has been planted near Van Wert, Ohio, and I have heard some corn is being planted in southern Illinois....More
Mar 18, 2012

She’ll have the fish

There's a reason I'm a farmer, not a fisherman. Even with two seasickness bracelets on each wrist, I still couldn't stomach my latest adventure at sea....More
Mar 16, 2012

Weed resistance drives new tillage sales

In our March cover story, we reported on the recent uptick in new tillage sales and reasons for the demand, those being excess crop residue and soil compaction left by consecutive seasons of wet weather.  (See

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