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Maximizing Soybean Profits – Walton Farms

Maximizing Soybean Profits – Walton Farms

The United States is the world's leading soybean producer and the second-leading exporter with soybeans comprising about 90 percent of U.S. oilseed production. However, in this competitive market with estimates of inputs at all time highs, analysts are projecting...

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Understanding Soil pH

Understanding Soil pH

If you want your garden or landscape to look its best, it's important to give your plants what they need to thrive. One important aspect of plant health is the pH of the soil. But what is soil pH, and what needs to be done after you know the pH number? Is it necessary...

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Nebraska Potato Grower – Growing Your Potato Profits

Nebraska Potato Grower – Growing Your Potato Profits

U.S. potato outputs were down 2% in 2021 compared to 2020 with yields in a similar decline. Despite this, more land was used for planting and harvesting. With the cost of inputs steadily on the rise and the lackluster yield to acreage ratio, many are looking for...

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What are Soil Amendments?

What are Soil Amendments?

Soil amendments are substances added to soil to improve its physical properties such as permeability, water infiltration and retention, drainage, aeration and structure. The purpose of a soil amendment is to create a better environment for the roots of a plant and...

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Using Growthful Post-Emerge to Help Grow Corn Profits

Using Growthful Post-Emerge to Help Grow Corn Profits

Corn is the largest grown crop in the U.S. with multiple different end uses—livestock feed, ethanol production, and human consumption. Needless to say corn is high in demand; however, with the season-average farm price predicted to remain the same and the cost of...

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Michigan Sugar Company’s Growthful Test Results

Michigan Sugar Company’s Growthful Test Results

The United States is home to the world's largest and most diverse sweetener market and since the mid-2000s, sugar beets have accounted for between 55 and 60 percent of sugar production. Unlike many other crops, sugar beet seeds do not have a smooth protective...

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What is Vertical Farming?

What is Vertical Farming?

Vertical farming is basically indoor farming in multiple vertical shelves – growing upwards, not outwards. The concept was popularized by Columbia University professor Dickson Despommier in 1999. The main idea is to grow more food on less acreage – this is done by...

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Agrivoltaics Combines Agriculture With Solar Power

Agrivoltaics Combines Agriculture With Solar Power

One of the major arguments against utility-scale solar power is the amount of land needed to deploy solar panels. Land used for solar power cannot be used for other purposes, such as agriculture. However, according to the Portland Press Herald, an experiment is being...

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The Rise of Agricultural Drones

The Rise of Agricultural Drones

Technology is changing nearly every industry in the world, and agriculture is no exception. Although many think of farming as part of a more simple life, it is becoming increasingly complex. Farming is an unpredictable occupation faced with obstacles such as soil...

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Hydroponics: History, Uses and Interesting Facts

Hydroponics: History, Uses and Interesting Facts

Hydroponics is the method of growing plants without soil. Instead, they are grown in water that contains nutrients. This method is also called aquaculture, nutria-culture, soil-less culture, and tank farming. Hydroponics can include an insert medium such as gravel or...

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