A pest boss—one member of a farm’s management team in charge of everything involving weeds, insects and diseases—earns his keep by preventing surprises. “That’s his job—to never be caught off guard,” says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. “A p [...]
Preventing fertilizer from leaving your fields lowers production cost while increasing yield. Oh yes—it also protects water resources. Sure, you’ve heard the warnings before, but it can be overwhelming to put nutrient management practices into motion. Start with these six steps to addre [...]
Whenever I see one of those news reports on television about the struggle to invent self-driving cars, I have the same thought: What’s the big deal? I’ve had self-driving tractors on my farm for years.
What does it mean to be noble? It’s about going above and beyond in pursuit of a moral purpose. What it is not is a series of individual traits that describe how something was made. Just because something is made with non-GMO or organic ingredients doesn't necessarily mean they treated their people [...]
John Deere’s iconic green and yellow machinery colors are going to remain just that—John Deere’s, according to a U.S. District Court ruling in Paducah, Ky.
Deere & Company had filed the lawsuit to prevent the use of its trademark color combination by FIMCO, Inc. The South [...]