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George Kili's Story Perfectly Demystifies Precision Agriculture

Precision Agriculture (PA) or Precision Farming is a modern approach to farming which uses Information Technology (IT) tools to ensure crops and the soil receive exactly what they need for optimum health & yield. George's Story George…
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Row Spacing Effect On Cereal Yield

Row spacing - does it affect yield in maize, wheat and barley? In most parts of the world growers have confidence in optimum seed rates and row spacing for cereals for their conditions, which strike a balance between high yields in good years…
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Popular Small Grain Seeders

As an agronomist I get asked a great deal about small grain seeders. And for good reason; a crop’s inherent yield is not decided by the combine, sprayer, or any other operation in its life, but by the machine that puts it in the ground. So…
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Conservation Agriculture: Benefits Of Leaving Crop Residue On Your Fields

By Jacopo Parigiani, Msc. Water & Land Management As defined by FAO, Conservation Agriculture (CA) aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture and subsequently aims at improved livelihoods of farmers through the application of…
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Fall Armyworm Control – Separating Chemical Performance From Poor Application

Fall army worm control depends on a number of factors such as pesticide application methods & effectiveness of the chemical itself One of the main issues I have encountered in carrying out trials in Fall Armyworm is the difficulty in separating…
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Wheat Tebuconazole Fungicide Choices

Which brands of wheat tebuconazole fungicide should you use and which ones should you avoid? Let's dive in.. Tebuconazole Fungicide Choices Once pesticides go ‘off-patent’ they are allowed to be copied and sold by other manufacturers.…
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Crop Residue Benefits

Crop residue left on the fields has many known beneficial effects. For one, the residues are used as a nutrition source for soil organisms which slowly break it down into smaller and finer particles which end up constituting soil organic matter.…