CROPS NEWS
Planting on the Plains
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Thu May 29, 2014 10:32 AM CDT

GYPSUM, Kan. (DTN) -- The light clouds of dust that swirled up under Justin Knopf's new John Deere 1890/1910 air seeder were deceptive. When the Gypsum, Kan., farmer hopped out of the cab to check the freshly sown furrows, his pocketknife turned up dark, damp soil just one inch below the surface.

Knopf continued flicking away at the furrow, methodically revealing a tidy row of soybean seeds, buried roughly 1.5 inches deep. Satisfied, he moved to another furrow and continued his mini-excavation, oblivious to the baking sun and passing minutes.

"Sometimes it's hard to have the patience to stop and ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Sustainable Partners
Survive and Thrive
New Standards Target Poultry Pathogens
Ag and Environment Outlook
Crop Tech Corner
Production Blog
Digging Into SDS
Informa Sees Record US Corn, Soy Crops
December Conditions
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy