Alternative forages: Are they profitable?
Learn the answer to this question during an upcoming installment of the Penn State "Show Me the Money" conference call series, scheduled for Sept. 18. FULL STORY »
Subsurface drip irrigation for corn production
Subsurface drip irrigation is gaining popularity in some row crops, but has yet to become popular in irrigated corn. However, recent water use restrictions and drought and fertilizer run-off concerns have renewed interest in subsurface drip irrigation as a more efficient and precise means of water and fertilizer delivery. FULL STORY »
A cautionary note about copper footbaths
Water from a copper sulfate footbath is often discarded into lagoons and eventually used to irrigate corn and alfalfa. USDA scientists say this could start to negatively affect crop production. FULL STORY »
Will your crop insurance claim be large enough for an audit?
If you are a Corn Belt farmer, and have corn or soybeans covered by crop insurance, there is a strong possibility that you may have a claim to file for either loss of production or revenue. FULL STORY »
2012 North American Manure Expo
The free event will be Aug. 22 at the USDA Dairy Forage Research Center north of Prairie du Sac, Wis. Come for a full day focused on manure management and application, new designs and equipment, educational seminars and more. FULL STORY »
Focus on fire prevention for 2012 harvest
Nationwide, combine and tractor fires are believed to have caused tens of millions of dollars in property losses each year. Harvest is a prime time for agricultural fires, even when the weather has not been warm and dry. FULL STORY »
Tips for pricing corn silage
A lot more corn may be headed for silage this year than normal. Experts at the University of Nebraska and University of Wisconsin offer advice on how to price it fairly. FULL STORY »
Entry deadline for forage contest quickly approaches
Silage entries for standard and brown midrib corn silage categories must be received by Aug. 16. All other forage samples, including dairy hay, haylage, baleage, commercial hay and grass hay, must be submitted by Sept. 6. FULL STORY »
Online app helps track, manage insect populations
An upgraded online application designed and developed by Purdue Research Park-based companies can help growers and pesticide consultants electronically track the number of insects in their crop fields so they can better control crop damage caused by insects and improve the use of insecticides. FULL STORY »
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