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Tips for a safe harvest season

The sense of urgency inherent in harvest season can lead to preventable accidents. We've gathered some tips for a safer harvest.

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Four tips for sustainable soil management

You may be wondering, “When is the right time to begin building healthy soil?” While this answer may surprise you, the right time is always now.

The corn conundrum

My grandfather used to talk to me about the “spring flush” and the “fall slump.” To me, these words were as synonymous with the changing seasons as “spring ahead” and “fall back.”

Matthew Smith: The world’s most exciting feed market

The following is an edited transcript of Tom Martin’s interview with Matthew Smith, Alltech vice president of Asia-Pacific.

Blurred lines: Traditional and organic farming

When choosing between organic and conventionally grown produce, we tend to see it as an “all or nothing” decision.

Game of drones

Winter has come to the world as it is known to the hardworking honey bee. “Game of Thrones,” the popular HBO series based on George R. R.

Plan “Bee”: A pollination alternative to bees

The buzz of the beehive is growing silent. A mysterious grim reaper has been killing off large percentages of the insect population responsible for the majority of the food we consume.

A sustainable approach to integrated pest management

Through the incorporation of new technology, efficiency in crop production has soared; however, so has the demand for more sustainable management practices.

4 steps to take this winter for a successful spring crop

“Winter is coming.” While our winters don’t last as long as those in Westeros of the “Game of Thrones,” preparation is key in readying ourselves for the coming spring.

Big data on the farm: Too much, too soon?

Big data is ready for the farm. But is the farm ready for big data?