Liz Morrison

Liz
Morrison
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Tips for More Accurate Planting Tools and Practices
Aldean Luthi is planting corn on a cool May morning in west-central Minnesota. In the cab of his John Deere tractor,
Optimum Corn Plant Population Doesn't Change with Planting Date 1
Should you change your corn plant population depending on when you plant? The answer is no, according to recent
10 Tips for Setting Custom Rates
Setting custom rates isn't easy. There's a fine line between the value your customers find in your service and what you
Organic Opportunities
It could be a scene from the past: young people with hoes, weeding long rows of soy-beans by hand. That pretty much
Precise Variability 1
For Minnesota growers Kevin and Larry Lahr, strip-tillage is one more precision farming tool. The Lahrs' recent switch
Just Say No...Till!
Minnesota farmer Ron Prahl is what you might call an no-tiller. He planted soybeans into corn stalks a decade ago
Land Prices Pull Back
After climbing by double digits for the previous three years, U.S. farmland values fell 4% last year. It's the first
Gain From a Better Drain
It was the drought of 1988 that got John Wilken thinking about the wisdom of draining his liquid assets. Wilken, who
Ease Rent Risk
Flexible cash rent leases helped Iowa grower Curt Hansen ride out the farm crisis of the 1980s. Today, flexible leases
Skip a Trip
Growers who bale corn residue have a good reason to chop corn stalks. But everybody else could just as well skip that
Is IPM MIA?
Caution flags are going up around the Midwest, warning farmers about the risks of pest-control tactics. The
Precision’s Predictive Power
Mike Cerny has been mapping yields on his Wisconsin farm since 1994. Fourteen years later, he is just beginning to get
Enough Phosphorus For The Future
Like crude oil, phosphorus is a non-renewable resource. Should farmers be worried about running out? Eventually but not
Does Sulfur Pay?
There's less brimstone dropping from American skies. Sulfur dioxide emissions - think acid rain - have declined sharply
Green Stem Still a Mystery
There's a soybean disorder makes fuel vamoose. Why, Green Stem's a bit like the Grinch from Doc Seuss! Ripe pods on

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