NEWS
Raising the Harvest Odds
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:36 PM CDT

Roger Johnson and his family have farmed an 80-acre plot just outside the western city limits of Hoxie, Kan., for years under flood irrigation. Even while using all of the 800 gallons per minute available, it was necessary to split the 80-acre piece in two and farm different crops to manage the water.

"We always had problems getting water through the field," Johnson explained, "and many times the crop we produced would be very good on one end of the field and nonexistent at the other. I remember before we installed subsurface drip ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • 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...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • 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
DTN Daily Basis Comments
DTN Plains, Prairies Closing Comments
DTN's Grain Quick Takes
Corn, Soy Inspections Bullish
DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Ag Canada Sees Larger 2015-16 Crops
DTN Plains, Prairies Closing Comments
DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments
DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Weekly Grain Exports Mixed