James Ritchie

James
Ritchie
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Plotting Pollen Drift
Plant biotechnology is poised to enter its third wave the production of plant-made pharmaceuticals (PMP). Biotechnology
Relay Cropping
People who drive past Thompson Farms, near Osage City, KS, may do a double take at the soybean-streaked wheat fields.
Get The Recipe Right
The old adage if a little is good, more is better doesn't apply to crop protection chemicals. When it comes to
Breeding Beans To Wade In Water
As with most legumes, soybeans dislike having their feet wet for very long. But some soybean strains tolerate
Hired Selling Solutions
You can't go broke with a black bottom line, says Vaughn Maudal, who grows soybeans, corn and sugar beets near Wheaton,
When Weed Control Goes Haywire
Soybean herbicides have improved markedly the past 30 years. Chemists have developed several products that make weed
Year-Round Marketers
Vernon and Barbara Egbert's marketing tools are 130,000 bushels of grain storage and a big telephone bill. The
Reading Weather Road Signs
A new El Nio may drive this year's cropping season Predicting weather, especially long-term, is a dicey deal. But
Year-Round Marketers
Short-notice delivery gets Kansans 15-25/bu price bump Vernon and Barbara Egbert's marketing tools are 130,000 bushels
Late-Season Weeds Don't Hurt Yield
Weeds that pop through the soybean canopy late in the season make for ragged-looking fields, but how much do they hurt
Reading Weather Road Signs
A new El Nino may drive this year's cropping season Predicting weather, especially long-term, is a dicey deal. But
Late-Season Weeds Don't Hurt Yield
Weeds that pop through the soybean canopy late in the season make for ragged-looking fields, but how much do they hurt
Flag Signals Irrigation Need
Scheduling (or timing) of irrigation is vital to getting the most out of an irrigation system investment. Monitoring
Soy-Based Gasoline Additive Benefits Air And Engines
A new soy-derived additive for unleaded gasoline has been developed by Schaeffer Manufacturing Co., the St. Louis firm
The Leased Costs The Most
But it beats buying in some situations"In most cases, you'll be money ahead to own rather than lease machinery," says

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