From GPS guided self-driving tractors to drones monitoring crop health, today’s modern farms use an array of innovative technologies to grow crops and utilize resources more efficiently than ever before. GMOs are one of modern agriculture’s many innovations and they are already allowing farmers to grow more food with fewer resources. GMOs are also contributing […]
With unceasing rain keeping farmers out of fields, growers who are waiting to plant are increasingly weighing how best to get paid. Kansas farmer Mark Nelson had until May 25 to plant his corn or lose the insurance that protects him from a drop in prices or yield. Instead, he’s hopping on a plane to […]
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When you think of farming and beans, naturally the Soybean comes to mind. However, it’s important to remember that it takes all types of farmers and all types of beans to make the world go ’round. Did you know that 200,000 acres of land western Nebraska is used to produce edible dry beans and produces […]
Wet weather calls for patience and prayers among our farm families With saturated soils leaving many acres unplanted and planted ones wetter than most seedlings can withstand, farmers are crossing their fingers that we get some warmer weather ahead. Successful Farming has the story.
Corn plants respond to environmental changes by opening and closing the stomata – or the pores on their leaves. Carbon dioxide goes in when the stomata are open, but water vapor goes out at the same time. These tiny structures are crucially important in climates with less predictable rainfall. Full Article Here