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The U.S. Is Predicting Droughts Sooner With Satellites

Unlike us humans, soybeans and wheat can’t turn to acupuncture or aromatherapy when they’re stressed out. And, yes, plants can certainly feel stress. Stress that’s caused by too little moisture and exacerbated by high temperatures. “Agricultural stress occurs when crops ...

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Are Farmers Really Using Drones?

According to a survey carried out by Drone Life, only a third of farmers have plans to use drones this year. In less developed countries, the number of farmers using drones is undoubtedly even lower. This is all in spite ...

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Drones May Improve Agricultural Practices, Increase Efficiency

The use of drones has evolved from a hobby to military use and now to agriculture. Farmers are using drones to inspect their crops, detect diseases and deliver chemicals. This technology is expected to increase crop yields and save growers ...

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Keeping Plants Safe In Winter Freezes

Winter frost can damage and even kill your plants Frost damage to plants is the single biggest cause of economic loss to crops in the United States – far surpassing any other weather related issue. While frost doesn’t impact the ...

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New Irrigation App From MU Extension Helps Increase Yields

Farmers using irrigation will benefit from a new University of Missouri Extension web application. MU Extension agronomist Gene Stevens says producers can register for the free Crop Water Use (CWU) web app at www.cropwater.org. In several watersheds in Missouri, the ...

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Tips For Managing 7 Serious Soybean Diseases

There’s no shortage of diseases waiting to descend on your soybean crop. No matter where you farm, managing disease requires integrated action from planting to harvesting. Scouting and record-keeping are two tools that – when used in addition to the ...

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Drones in agriculture: hype or reality

“Drone” is unquestionably one of the largest tech buzzwords at the moment. The term itself is currently known through several different media outlets to be at its “peak of inflated expectations.” However, one industry of the world that currently faces ...

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Scout for These 4 Corn Diseases

As corn is at or near pollination across much of the corn growing states, it’s important to keep your crop focus on pollinating kernels. Scout for these four corn diseases to take action when possible and protect your bottom line. ...

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Four tips for early-season weed control in soybeans

Weedy fields will not only hurt this year’s soybean crop, they will also likely impact crops in that field for many years. The key is to eliminate the threat of weeds early to avoid lost yield and to prevent weeds ...

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Soybean Production: Cost-effective pest management practices

Chemicals were one of the most expensive individual costs in soybean production, behind only to seed in the non-land cost category. The average cash-rent soybean production farms incurred a crop chemical cost of $39/ac in 2015, an 88% increase from ...

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