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Preparing your successor

Succession planning involves transferring not just the ownership, but also the management of your farm to ensure its continued smooth operation and profitability.

Plant geneticists develop a new application of CRISPR to break yield barriers

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have mobilized CRISPR/Cas9 technology to rapidly generate variants of the plant that display a broad continuum of three separate traits: fruit size, branching architecture and overall plant shape.

Speakers announced for Herbicide-Resistance Summit

This year’s Herbicide-Resistance Summit will feature a number of leading researchers to discuss key issues the industry faces in meeting the challenges herbicide resistance poses. Here’s a look at some of the speakers featured – more to come!
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Responsive to temperature – just like your crop is

Temperature is an important environmental factor in growers’ management decisions. Though growers rely on temperature to drive crop growth, it can make the application and timing of fertilizer challenging. “Crops grow by temperature, so it’s very important for growers to understand how temperature affects crops and fertilizers,” says Ron Heiniger, Ph.D., Cropping Systems Specialist, North Carolina State University. » Read More

Benefits of Fall Fertilization

One of the biggest nitrogen (N) management decisions a grower may face is whether to apply fertilizer in the fall or wait until the spring. In environments suitable for fall N application and with the right N source, fall fertilization could be the right choice for you. » Read More
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Intercropping trials show promise

Researchers at the South East Research Farm are helping growers address some of their intercropping questions through small plot research and replicated trials, including demonstrations and evaluations of the potential of various crop combinations. » Read More

Understanding soil organic matter in the Prairies

Growers should know there are many benefits to increasing soil organic matter. Organic matter improves soil’s physical structure by acting like a glue to bind soil mineral particles together into a good granular or crumb structure. This increases water infiltration rates, making it easier for water to penetrate into soil and, in turn, increase the amount of soil water stored for future crop growth. » Read More