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Tillage, Reduced-Input Rotations Affect Field Runoff
No-till management practices can reduce soil erosion, but evidence suggests they can also lead to increased runoff of dissolved phosphorus from soil surfaces. ...
New Heat Measuring Equipment Helps Farmers
>Normally, a farmer has no way of knowing what is going on in the middle of large stacks of silage, grain or feedstuffs – for example, whether rotting has begun. ...
Improving Diesel Fuel Efficiency for Spring Field Operations
Spring is here and, not surprisingly, diesel prices are trending upward. Taking time to implement a few simple management techniques can reduce farm fuel consumption and keep machinery running smoothly....
Putting Variable-Rate Seeding to Work on Your Farm
Each year, more new planters come with variable-rate capability, and more farmers report using this feature to vary corn seeding rates. ...
Strip-till Improves Nutrient Uptake, Yield
The practice of deep banding fertilizer is growing in popularity as more growers turn to strip-till. However, this method may be costing growers more than it is worth....
Self-Steering Tractor Offers More Precision in Field
A farmer rising at the crack of dawn to till his fields in a tractor all day? This could soon become a thing of the past. Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC), together with the Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS) division...



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