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User Picture Kenny Johnson
  • 1700
  • Boone County, IN

AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. - Genetically Engineered Atlantic Salmon from Indiana Farm

 
  • 4 votes

Midwest Aquaculture is on the rise.  AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., a land-based aquaculture company utilizing technology to enhance productivity, a few weeks ago announced that purchase orders have been received for the planned harvest of 5 metric tons of its genetically engin…

User Picture Mary Pat Sass
  • 1650
  • McHenry County, Illinois

Taking Stand Counts with Drone Deploy

 
  • 5 votes

Such a cool technology!  I loved seeing it in action. 

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 1690
  • Polk County, Iowa

How much soil N is available for the crop so far in 2021?

 
  • 7 votes

 

Many growers and agronomists check GDUs weekly to track crop growth compared to long term averages. Now, you can also check weekly estimates of soil N mineralization compared to long term average to assess the pace at which soil organic N is becoming available to the crop in m…

User Picture Gina Tumbarello
  • 800
  • Noblesville, IN

USMCA First Dispute Panel

 
  • 3 votes

The USTR requested and established the first dispute settlement panel under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to review measures adopted by Canada that limits the ability of American dairy exporters to sell to Canadian consumers. It's one thing to have a trade ag…

Tiffany Obrecht-Johnson
  • 200
  • Marion County, Indiana

Artificial Intelligence in the Hog Barn?

 
  • 4 votes

I saw an article today and it really got me thinking about how far we've come and how far we might go with technology leading innovation in agriculture. The use of AI (different meaning these days) has been touted around for independently operated tractors and equipment, but use…

User Picture The Indiana Farmer
  • 1000
  • N.W. Indiana
User Picture Mary Pat Sass
  • 1650
  • McHenry County, Illinois

Agvocating

 
  • 6 votes

This isn't a topic I've seen brought up on here, but it's a big part of what I do on our farm.  I've been sharing what we do and why we do it on our farm for the past 2 years and as my channels have grown I've been more exposed to just how disconnected some folks are from the pe…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 1690
  • Polk County, Iowa

Apps for identifying weeds – do they work?

 
  • 4 votes

Apps for identifying weeds – do they work?

 

 


As we work with crops, we all know we need to be able to identify weeds, but we are not all expert and experienced weed scientists.

A few years ago I read an article by Dr. Jared Goplen, a weed scientist and Extension Educator at…

Tiffany Obrecht-Johnson
  • 200
  • Marion County, Indiana

Carbon credits: Pay farmers or landowners?

 
  • 5 votes

"Is the value of the carbon credit in the practice that creates it, or in the soil where it is stored?" Almost 15 years ago we started talking about carbon markets and it being a cash cow for farmers. Interesting question to ask - is it the farmer or the landowner that should ta…

User Picture Blair Bennis
  • 1060
  • Hancock County Ohio

Stocking up on 2022 Inputs

 
  • 6 votes

As we near the middle of 2021, my retail customers are sharing with me that many growers are already looking to purchase inputs for the 2022 cropping season. What do you think of this strategy? What is driving this?