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  • Striking a Balance: Utilizing Subsurface Tile Drainage

    Striking a Balance: Utilizing Subsurface Tile Drainage

    In the Midwest, 50 million acres of cropland rely on subsurface tile drainage to reduce water table levels and remove excess water from fields. This allows growers to get a jump on spring cultivation and planting, and gives them access to the fields even during wet parts of the season.

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  • To Till or Not to Till?

    To Till or Not to Till?

    Tillage has been a key component of agriculture throughout history because it serves many purposes and provides a number of benefits to farmers.

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  • Cover Up to Lock Nutrients Down

    Cover Up to Lock Nutrients Down

    The recent explosion in cover crops has led to a variety of seeding innovations, each with its own advantages and challenges.

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  • Plan for Success When Purchasing Inputs

    Plan for Success When Purchasing Inputs

    The USDA projects commodity prices will remain low in 2017, reinforcing economic pressure on the farming industry. The weeks prior to this planting season will be an important time for farmers who are looking for new ways to cut costs.

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  • Technological Advances Increase Success for Northern Plains

    Technological Advances Increase Success for Northern Plains

    Brad Ruden answers questions about working in the agriculture industry and the new technological advances affecting the industry’s success for growers in the Northern Plains.

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  • How Zinc Impacts Wheat Production

    How Zinc Impacts Wheat Production

    A field may have been tested, managed and treated to meet a wheat crop’s macronutrient needs (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and water) but micronutrient deficiency can prevent the crop from reaching its full yield potential.

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  • Minimize and Manage the Unexpected through Nutrient Use Efficiency

    Minimize and Manage the Unexpected through Nutrient Use Efficiency

    When harvest time rolls around, farmers have one question in mind – is the money, time and hard work I put into this year’s harvest going to translate to a solid return for my operation?

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