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New skidloader attachment shakes gallons of water from sand

From Progressive Dairyman magazine. File this under “Now why didn’t I think of that” You have probably played with sand at the beach, filled a bucket, and noticed that when you tap on the bucket, water comes to the surface. As soon as you stop tapping the sand though, the water sinks back into the […]

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Watch how quickly this system dries sand!

Sand Calf shakes water from sand in seconds – YouTube.

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Proper calibration of fertilizer spreaders reduce uneven application

Proper spreader calibration is more than just being embarrassed by seeing streaks in your fields, you could be wasting fertilizer, or even worse, cheating your crop.  When was the last time you calibrated your fertilizer spreader?  Would you even know how?

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Cold winter has some farm benefits

A silver lining on the cold weather clouds?  Corn Rootworm Eggs, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, and Asian Soybean Rust may all have been set back by the cold temperatures this winter.  Now, if the ground would just thaw so we could get the crops into the ground, that would be great… any time now.

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Agriculture companies launch effort to standardize, secure farm data | Reuters

This is one of my biggest complaints as a consultant.  Farms are drowning in data, but there is no easy way to pull all of that information together for them.  They have soil tests, manure tests, yield data, manure spreading logs, and everything else, but how do we pull all of that data together into […]

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