Dan Crummett

Dan Crummett

Dan Crummett has more than 35 years in regional and national agricultural journalism including editing state farm magazines, web-based machinery reporting and has an interest in no-till and conservation tillage. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State Univ.


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AI Offers Speedier Research & Development of Ag Products

Just as the early internet was labeled dangerous, artificial intelligence (AI) is going through the same baptism of fire

Over the past 30 years, farmers and their consultants have been nervously watching popular crop protection products fall like stacked dominoes to growing populations of resistant pests.

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Take a Systems Approach to No-Till to Improve Soil Health

University no-till plots show significant benefits over conventional tillage, but when combined with systematic crop rotations & cover crops, the results are cumulative

No-Till Legend Paul Jasa has been studying conservation tillage — and no-till in particular — since 1981 for the University of Nebraska.

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Turning Wastewater into Phosphorus Fertilizer

University of Illinois studies show struvite could recycle waste phosphates, reduce runoff pollution & possibly boost crop production

University of Illinois researchers have shown a substance separated from wastewater holds promise as a “triple win” for phosphorus (P) use in farming.

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Down Force, In-Furrow Systems Top No-Till Planter Wish Lists

Asked what they would upgrade on their planters if given $50,000, no-tillers list down force, in-furrow systems, section control & residue managers as top updates

If gifted $50,000 during winter maintenance time, planter down force systems seem to be high on the wish list for no-tillers who responded to a recent, non-scientific poll by No-Till Farmer.

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Strip-Till & Banded Fertilizer Boost ROI

Farmer’s switch to strip-till pays off in the form of higher corn yields & better bottom line
Since becoming the sole operators of their family’s Homewood Farms in 2000, Dan Lane and his wife, Jennifer, have used precision practices and conservation tillage to significantly boost corn and soybean yields as well as overall farm income.
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