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How Solar Tags are Pushing Smart Irrigation Forward

As part of efforts across the world to improve precision agriculture and make smart farming decisions, farmers are looking to new technology to help with everything from managing the books to irrigating the fields. With the likes of Figaro irrigation ...

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3 Ways Geographical Information Systems are Helping your Farm Economy

Geographical information systems are simply maps. Maps that plot out your data and give you real time information that you can use to make smart decisions as part of your precision agriculture efforts on your farm. Think of them as ...

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Changes in Agriculture: 5 Things to Look Out for in 2018

The summer is nearly over and harvest is soon upon us if it’s not happened on your farm already. You know what this means. We are far past the half way mark in 2017 and it’s not long before everyone ...

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Transforming the Agriculture Industry

We often go on about drones and how they’re at the forefront of the agriculture industry, pushing us forward at a fast rate. Yet there are plenty of different factors changing and transforming the agriculture industry as we know it. ...

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Pest rise a problem in no-till

Mice populations have reached plague proportions across SA and the change in farming systems to reduce cultivation could be the cause. Biosecurity SA research officer Greg Mutze said SA plagues had occurred in the state in intervals of about five to ...

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Crop insurance retains big ag role

Though it doesn’t  draw much attention outside agriculture, March 15 is an important day in Upper Midwest ag. It’s the annual deadline for purchasing or modifying federally subsidized crop insurance — a key risk management  tool — for most spring-planted ...

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Putting data to work for plant health management

Practical use of information to create decision-making tools is getting a lot of attention as the march to digital farming continues. BASF shares some advance work. The concept of crop modeling isn’t new, it’s an idea that’s getting increasing attention ...

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Farm diversification decision-making

This guide aims to help new landholders make decisions about diversifying their property. These five steps can guide you to making a decision that will help you avoid failure and disappointment. Step 1: Compatibility It is easiest to act upon ...

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3 ways to prioritize tasks

While you have day to day tasks that keep you busy, as an owner you have an opportunity to step outside the daily grind and look big picture. Undoubtedly there are parts of your operation that you would like to ...

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Top 16 ag questions for 2017

One of our most popular and favorite posts to write is the annual look at key questions facing production agriculture in the coming year. There are always a number of important issues to consider ahead of any year, but 2017 ...

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