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2014-08-21 08:30:52

DICKEY-john releases new Hy Rate Plus(TM) LED Seed Sensor with high counting accuracy across multiple seed types and improved performance in dusty conditions. AUBURN, Ill., Aug.

2011-11-01 14:48:36

Choosing how much nitrogen (N) to put on corn fields isn't something farmers take lightly.

2011-08-23 19:36:14

In the Mid-South, twin-row soybean production is becoming a popular growing technique for soybean producers.

2011-06-28 20:47:51

Oat is the sixth most important cereal in the world.

2011-02-02 04:07:00

FREDERICK, Md., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Now's the time to get a jump start on your spring planting by germinating your seeds indoors while it is still too cold for outdoor planting.

2011-01-27 20:37:50

Soybean production has continued to increase in the Northeast United States with more and more first time growers planting the crop and many experienced growers planting alongside corn crops.

2011-01-18 05:34:00

LOVELAND, Colo., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today new Field-IQ(TM) system capabilities to monitor seed delivery, fertilizer blockage and manage application of up to six variable rate products.

2010-11-24 11:11:00

ROSENBERG, Texas, Nov.


Latest Sowing Reference Libraries

Seed bank
2013-07-31 15:37:35

Seed banks are gene pools of seeds from food crops and other rare species. If seeds from the reserves are destroyed, seeds from seed banks can be used to generate new crops. Seed banks are not open to the public as are seed libraries or seed swaps. Maintaining seeds in a seed bank will preserve the seeds during times of natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or even war. SEED DORMANCY Seeds can remain dormant for decades as long as the storage environment remains cool and dry. Seeds that...

Seed Drilling
2013-05-18 07:39:11

Seed drilling is a method used by farmers in order to have a more unified, crop-yielding season. The first known use of seed drilling was in 1500 BC by the Sumerian. At this time, they were using a single tube. Later, in the 2nd Century BC, the Chinese developed a multi-tube iron drill. This facilitated in a larger crop planting allowing them to feed their large population. The first recorded patent of a sowing machine was in 1566 by the Venetian Senate, attributing Camillo Torello. In the...

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