The new softare subscription service helps growers manage and use field data for improved productivity. When used with Pioneer Field360 Notes app, growers can GPS tag notes and photos throughout a field....More
Last night, Raven unveiled its new fourth-generation field computer, the Viper 4, and a new Multi-Hybrid planter ccontroller that varies the type of seed you plant on-the-fly according to changes in field conditions....More
The continuous rainy weather this spring across much of the Midwest that is still causing planting delays will also have an effect on insect activity this growing season, according to Mike Gray, a professor of entomology at the University of Illinois.
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Today Robert Kaufmann, president EurAgEng, invited us to attend the AgEng 2014 conference, an internal conference on agricultural engineering, held every two years Europe. The conference looks at the engineering advancements being made in Europe’s ag sector, primarily in the areas of resource efficiency and making farming more sustainable.
A bunch of different topics are covered. Among them: biomass and renewable energy, machinery automation, controlled traffic farming, animal welfare, and grassland and fertilizer management....More
While rapid planting this month and soil moisture improvement have eased concerns about yields at harvest in Minnesota, individual farmers should still evaluate his or her own conditions when deciding on a safety net program....More
The same weather delaying corn planting may also result in later soybean planting. University of Illinois looks at previous years when soybeans were planted late to gain insight on potential yields for this year....More
Advances in soil science have called for an update in the Corn Suitability Rating (CSR), a system for rating the crop-growing productivity of Iowa soil, according to Iowa State University agronomist Lee Burras.
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A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Sustainable Soybean Initiative, funded in part by the Illinois soybean checkoff, shows most soybean farmers are ahead of the curve when it comes to applying sustainable production methods.
Read the full release from Illinois Soybean Association here....More