Sarah Hill

Associate Editor



Boosting Your Bottom Line with Implement Guidance

GPS and auto-steer are practically standard on high-horsepower tractors, but advances in implement guidance offer opportunity for more growers to take advantage of the emerging technology.
They say that everything that is old becomes new again, and implement guidance is no exception. A technology that has been available to farmers since the 1970s is emerging into the mainstream as growers strive to be more efficient and economic with machine-to-machine guidance.
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Gain Soil Health Benefits, Extra Income by Grazing Cover Crops

Extending the grazing season either later into the fall and early winter or starting earlier in the spring can be a cost savings for livestock producers, while also improving soil health.
Grazing livestock in the fall is a well-known method for livestock producers to go a few weeks longer without having to resort to feeding their stored hay and forage
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Lessons on Cover Crops from the Heart of Dixie

The Southern Cover Crops Conference, held in July in Auburn, Ala., was chock-full of great information related to cover crops.
The decision to use cover crops is like getting married. It takes time, a little money, commitment and a willingness to listen to make it work for the long-term. A grower has to be committed to doing whatever it takes to get covers seeded so they can do their part, according to long-time cover crop grower Myron Johnson of Headland, Ala.
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Regenerative Farming Practices Lead to Improved Soil Biology, Healthy Crops

Cash crops, year-round cover crops and livestock allow Grant Sims to focus on crop diversity and growing companion crops.
Crop Farming “down under” is not that much different from farming in North America. Like U. S. no-tillers, Grant Sims, a sixth-generation farmer from north central Victoria, Australia, and his family focus on soil biology and managing inputs while raising cash crops, year-round cover crops, sheep and cattle on their operation on the Murray River.
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