Harnessed to six-row, alternating strips of corn and soybeans, Jim Nichols boomed a 292 bu. yield average. Standing on the edge of his farmland, Nichols points upward at a carbon secret: His corn crop comes from the sky.
Input buying is at your fingertips—literally. Agrellus, an online input provider, announced it’s unveiling an app for iPhone and Android that allows farmers to shop for inputs with the tap of a finger.
Farmers in Minnesota could have more challenges when applying nitrogen, if a proposed rule becomes law. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is proposing the rule to minimize sources of nitrate pollution.
Variability in soil types, water-holding capacity and field topography are just a few of the reasons the two farmers rely on information they glean from management zones to help them improve their agronomic practices.