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Let The Tests Begin
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Thu Apr 24, 2014 08:40 AM CDT

A farm is a good place to conduct product and concept testing. Each spring I set goals to learn something new in the field. I'm always looking beyond yield -- I want to know why a technology works.

You don't have to be a card-carrying agronomist to conduct trials. It just takes curiosity, a little time and the desire to break your own yield barriers in a profitable way.

Over the years I have done a range of testing on vertical tillage tools, fertilizer, soil products and other inputs. Recently I have upped the ante by throwing in some replicated ...

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