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[Podcast] The Dangers and Opportunities of Growing Hemp

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Midwest Bio-Tech, we hear from long-time no-tiller Steve Groff, who explains everything from hemp basics to best methods for weed control, general fertility tips, and what can go wrong with your hemp crop. Read More

Offering Efficiency and Flexibility, Autonomous Power Platform Ushers in the Future of Farming

If, like many farmers, you can’t imagine driverless farm equipment on your place, and take comfort in the thought autonomous farming is still years away and your current methods are working quite well, one long-time ag engineer says technological limits and population trends across the globe may be working against you. Read More
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Dryland Cover Crop Study Paints Mixed Picture, But Hope for Future

A technical bulletin released detailing the feasibility of cover crops in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah painted a mix picture, but still drew some favorable conclusions for the future of covers in semi-arid climates. Read More

[Video] No-Tiller Creates Own Roller for Planting Green

Hatton, Mo., no-tiller Luke Linnenbringer talks about the roller attachment he built for his John Deere 7300 planter to flatten cereal rye at planting. Linnenbringer rolls, plants, sprays herbicides and applies fertilizer all in one pass. “I’ve had conventional soybeans that I’ve not gone back to check until harvest. It’s a two-pass system,” he says. Read More

Reports of Dicamba Damage Higher than Last Year

Up until last week, dicamba-related complaints in Illinois were minimal for 2019. A recent uptick in complaints, however, dashed any hope that off-target issues would be less this year than during the previous two growing seasons, according to the University of Illinois. Read More

Plant Cover Crops ASAP

Cover crops are an important component of any cropping system. Planting them immediately after silage or grain harvest is key to success, according to researchers at Penn State University. Read More

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