Subfreezing temperatures damaged wheat, and there was nothing growers could do about it. But they could wisely wait out the harsh weather before planting corn, and they did in northeast South Carolina.
Ongoing curiosity to better understand the environmental ramifications of farming near the Chesapeake Bay earned Maryland corn growers the 2016 Reaching for Excellence Award from the National Corn Growers Association.
How big is data in U.S. agriculture? Consider that one acre of corn can generate seven gigabytes of data. With approximately 93 million acres of the crop currently in production, that’s 145 million DVDs filled with information—from just one crop.
Tractor speed, GPA, nozzle type, pressure, boom height, and chemicals applied are all interacting to partially determine the effectiveness of herbicide applications. Herbicide rate, timing and environmental conditions before and after application...
U.S. agriculture is experiencing its fourth distinct recession in the last century. A modern look at the historical paths downturns took can provide insight, and useful reference points, to what the economic landscape might be down the road.