February 16th, 2021

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Summary of Content

This week we share the 2nd principle or tenet we believe every farm manager should adopt which is to "Make Decisions from the Field". Read along with our feature story titled "You need boots, not gigabytes..." 

We also tackle the subject of land prices and how we think that in the near future you will see the price of land more closely tied to production potential. I.e. land that is properly taken care of will be worth considerably more. 

And lastly in the soil health corner we take a look at the dark side of tillage. Tillage is often viewed as a "necessary evil" but we must take a closer look and consider both the short and long term effect of this practice.  

Bru & Jenn

Feature Story

"You need boots, not gigabytes…"

(Blog read time: 31/2 minutes plus video) There is a saying in production agriculture based on an old Chinese proverb that says: “The best fertilizer for a farmer’s crop is their shadow.”  This makes up our 2nd guiding principle every farm manager should adopt that is “Make decisions from the field”.  

Several years ago, Jenn and I were invited to tour and speak at Horsch’s AgVision Research Farm in Downs, Illinois.  We were initially involved in a field research project with Horsch via one of their local dealers Genuine Agriculture (genAG).  Our trip to Downs was a great opportunity to [...]

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Notes From the Field

Land Prices and Productivity

(Blog read time: 1 3/4 minutes) There is a lot of discussion in the Ag sector these days on sustainability, precision ag, soil health, so on and so forth. With all the money being invested in digital agriculture and sustainability, tremendous data is being generated on soil [...]
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Science of Soil Health

The Dark Side of Tillage

(Blog read time: 2 minutes) Global food production occurs on 11% of the world’s arable land, with 95% of the food being produced in topsoil.  Some studies report that almost half of the world’s topsoil has been lost since the implementation of modern farming practices [...]
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