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  • Dec 6, 2012
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    Biochar could be answer for improving impaired soils, research indicates

    Biochar is a new-old substance that is coming under increased scrutiny at places like Iowa State University. ISU’s David Laird says biochar, which is basically charcoal, improves the water-holding and nutrient-holding capacity of the soil and could be effective in mitigating problem soils. Biochar currently is used only in horticulture, but an increase in manufacturing facilities and economies of scale could make it more practical for row crops....More
  • Oct 16, 2012
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    How farmers buy crop inputs

    In December, Farm Industry News will publish its 2013 Buyers’ Forecast issue, chockfull of predictions about pricing and supply of farm inputs for the upcoming year. In my tangential approach to researching this story, I stumbled across the term “neuromarketing,” described as a new field of marketing research that studies buyers’ brains and measures their body’s response to marketing stimuli....More
  • Sep 26, 2012
    blog

    Who is the best singer of the National Anthem?

    Move over “The Voice.” FMC has found its own crop of young singers by hosting the “Anthem Singing Contest” to promote its new Anthem herbicide, EPA registration pending. FMC says it is investing in farming’s future by hosting the contest, open to active members of a nationally recognized agricultural-related club. Four finalists remain, and FMC needs you to determine which one you think should win the $25,000 college scholarships....More
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