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Tick Time!

🕔08:58, 18.Apr 2017

It’s those little arachnids (like scorpions, spiders and mites) we all watch for every spring.  Ticks are considered to be a pest because some species bite people and feed on blood.  They can also feed on dogs, other pets and livestock.  Removing

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Don’t Give Up The Fight

🕔08:58, 18.Apr 2017

It’s been almost 3 years to the day that I wrote about the “Careless Weed” (http://titanoutletstore.com/the-carelessweed-what-it-can-do-to-corn-and-soybean-yields/).  It was at that time that Bob Hartzler  and Mike Owen, weed specialists from Iowa State University stated that Palmer amaranth was just moving

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Weathering the Times

🕔13:31, 3.Apr 2017

What image comes to mind when you picture a weathervane?  I would expect that most of you see the directional arrows indicating north, south, east and west, topped with something ornate perched on an arrow.  This upper piece of the

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One Easter and 63 Square Miles… Updated

🕔13:31, 3.Apr 2017

There’s a small island in the South Pacific about 2,300 miles from Chile’s west coast and 2,500 miles east of Tahiti that was known to its earliest inhabitants as Rapa Nui.  But in 1722 Dutch explorers named this place Easter

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Another Dust Bowl?

🕔13:30, 3.Apr 2017

I’m fairly certain that anyone who’s involved in agriculture has heard of the Dust Bowl.  Next week, April 14th, marks the 82nd anniversary of “Black Sunday”.  The Dust Bowl began as the rain ended in the summer of 1931 and

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What’s With the Worms?

🕔14:38, 20.Mar 2017

There are more than 180 earthworm species found in the U.S. and Canada, and around 6,000 species worldwide.  Of the 180 species, 60 are invasive, and that includes the night crawler.  One might think that these animals have been around forever, but

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Rich Farmer Rumors

🕔14:37, 20.Mar 2017

Some people, even those close to the industry, can drive by farms and farmland and think to themselves or say to others that those farmers are rolling in the dough.  I guess that’s human nature – to make a determination based

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Corn Row Spacings – The Good and Bad

🕔08:59, 8.Mar 2017

Gone are the days when a farmer spaced his row crops to accommodate farm animals that pulled the equipment.  Today, the most important decisions for corn row spacing are corn product selection and plant population; and researchers continue to compare

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Be the Seed When It Comes to Your Planter

🕔08:55, 8.Mar 2017

Have any of you ever “become” the person or thing you’re trying to analyze in an attempt to gain perspective?  Well Dave Brennan, guest blogger for Case IH recommends thinking like the seed for which you’re prepping your planter.  Doing

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