Investors are attracted to agriculture by demographics, land scarcity, and technology. Higher prices reflect demand and scarcity, while higher productivity is a result of practice and technology improvements. Continue reading full article.
Since 1974, the United Nations has hosted World Environment Day annually on June 5 — the organization’s most important day to inspire action and awareness for the protection of our environment. Click here for more information.
The potential for herbicide injury with preemergence herbicides is greater with soybean than corn. The risk increases with environmental conditions that reduce crop vigor and growth rate, and also with heavy rain that moves the herbicide to the depth of the germinating seed or emerging seedling. Read more here!
George Holsapple and his son Thad, use cover crops on their own acres, raise them for seed and sell them under their Claybrook Acres brand. They use the Solvita Volumetric Aggregate Stability Test (VAST) to validate the impact of diverse cover crops they recommend to customers. Read more here!
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. Continue reading here!
Every year the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) receives approximately 72 complaints of crop damage due to pesticide drift. Read about how to properly handle tough situations from the University of Illinois extension.