• Willie Vogt

    Online Tool Helps Master Nutrient Management

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on July 19, 2013

    Crop nutrition is a big deal. Just how do you keep that growing crop productive? The folks at Mosaic have been involved in providing in-depth information - they are in the crop nutrition business - for some time. They're even working directly with farmers on the Pursuit of 300 too. Yet for solid in-depth crop nutrition information they had a website called back-to-basics.net, which has now been supplanted by a new site - cropnutrition.com, which is redesigned and feature rich. It has…

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    Pioneer Seeks a Mighty Wind

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on February 19, 2009

    There are things that can really beat down on your corn - say a quick burst of high-speed wind at just the right time. There are genetic and breeding ways that seed corn companies could overcome that, but how do you measure it.   In the case of Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont company, the answer is Boreas, named for the Greek god of the north wind,  it's a big wind machine that can be taking right into a corn field. Able to generate wind speeds up to 100 mph, the machine offers a way for…

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    Ramping up for 'Fieldwork'

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on August 14, 2008

    It's that time of year again - summer flies by so fast. For wheat producers harvest is mainly over and combines will be rolling again for grains and oilseeds. We mark our years by the machines in the field.   We're getting excited here at Farm Progress for our two big farm shows - Farm Progress Show in its new Boone, Iowa home, and Husker Harvest Days, in Grand Island for its 31st year. We mark our calendars by the start of these big shows almost like farmers.   For our show team this time…

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