Along with the continuing emphasis on getting soybean planted early – in late April to early May – comes the question of soybean maturity rating, and whether early planting benefits fuller- or shorter-season varieties the most.
Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists report that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges and turn them into useful products. The algae could serve as a feedstock for biofuels, and the feedstock leftovers could be recycled back into farm soil nutrients.
American farmers want the Federal Aviation Administration to relax proposed regulations on commercial drones so the unmanned aircraft can be used over longer distances at any time of day or night, farm group representatives said on Wednesday.
By Martin Nagelkirk, Michigan State University Extension
Early spring is the time wheat growers implement nitrogen (N) fertilization strategies. This means estimating the amount of N needed and estimating how much of the N might be lost due to excessive rainfall and saturated soils.
An agricultural engineer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a practical, cost-effective approach for taking aerial images of cotton fields that are detailed enough to show patches of large fields in need of special attention.
Doane's 2015 Planting Intentions Survey was released to subscribers and clients Friday, March 20th. Results from this year's survey show a continuation of recent trends toward more soybeans and less corn acreage.
Trimble announced a new version of its CenterPoint RTX correction service that delivers convergence to 4 centimeter horizontal accuracy in less than 5 minutes. The service is ideal for a variety of precision agriculture operations and is available for use with the Trimble CFX-750 display.
The USDA's estimate of December 1, 2014 stocks of U.S. soybeans was surprisingly small. Based on the estimated size of the 2014 crop and estimates of exports and domestic crush during the previous quarter, the stocks estimate implied a record large residual use of soybeans during the first quarter (September-November) of the 2014-15 marketing year.