As Missouri farmers drive home another harvest, record yields are showing up on yield monitors across the western portion of the state. After a rough start to 2017, a high-yielding crop wasn’t what area farmers expected.
A pest boss—one member of a farm’s management team in charge of everything involving weeds, insects and diseases—earns his keep by preventing surprises. “That’s his job—to never be caught off guard,” says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. “A p [...]
Preventing fertilizer from leaving your fields lowers production cost while increasing yield. Oh yes—it also protects water resources. Sure, you’ve heard the warnings before, but it can be overwhelming to put nutrient management practices into motion. Start with these six steps to addre [...]
Whenever I see one of those news reports on television about the struggle to invent self-driving cars, I have the same thought: What’s the big deal? I’ve had self-driving tractors on my farm for years.