Cornfields in northeastern Missouri this spring were more uneven following prevented planting acres. Typically, they were phosphorus-deficient and had slower early growth than fields following soybean.
In corn and soybean cropping systems throughout the Midwest, weeds represent an economically significant threat to yield.
Pigs take priority over any other animals on the farm when temperatures rise. They have few working sweat glands to remove body heat.
Drivers should pay special attention as they travel rural roads and highways during spring planting time.
A teaspoon of living soil can contain billions of bacteria, protozoa and fungi. When those soil microbes do what they do best — feed, reproduce and live — they produce mucilage or biofilm, which are nice words for slime.
Over the decades, cattle farmers learned to work around toxins in fescue grass in their pastures.
That's one of the reasons why milk prices didn't decline more for dairy farmers in 2015.
A farmer just has to locate and outline his field, click one button and get a report about their soils, their waters, how many people were living close by and many other things about that property,
In spite of easing in calf prices, good prices can still be locked in.
While converting cropland back to pasture may make economic and environmental sense, and offers the chance to improve your forage system, it does take time and planning.
The 'Seeds of Prosperity' program, Nov. 5 to 7 in Springfield will help local farmers and producers.
Prevented plant acreage from this season will most likely mean high weed pressure in 2016.
Beef herd owners facing genetic data overload at breeding time can find help. A new website, eBEEF.org is live.
Atrazine, which is a popular and inexpensive weed control herbicide, is used on approximately 85 percent of the state's cornfields. It is one of the most effective water-soluble herbicides on the market.
According to the FDA, this rule is part of an overall strategy to ensure judicious use of feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics in food-producing animals.
Have an energy audit before making a big investment in energy efficiency on your farm.
Nematodes are unnoticed, microscopic roundworms that dominate our living world. While minute, their overall numbers are not. Four out of every five animals on earth is a nematode.
The Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program offers beekeepers new ways to protect hives from pesticide drift.
The next generation of farmhands might be able to leap over barbed-wire fences and towering cornstalks in a single bound.
The tool combines historical weather data and fieldwork conditions with economic considerations to determine the feasibility and profitability of post-planting nitrogen application.
Since switching to pasture-based rotational grazing 17 years ago, dairy farmer Charles Fletcher has expanded his operation, increased his bottom line and has more time to make music. Watch the video.
Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn, and that can affect the quality of distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production often used as an economical feed alternative for hogs and poultry.
In the time it takes a person with average reaction time to hit the off button, a 540 rpm PTO can wrap the operator around the shaft.
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