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wheat in dry land
2014-11-28 03:00:36

In the world’s driest rainfed wheat region, Washington State University researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality.

2014-11-18 23:04:25

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Agriculture Equipment Market by Region & Propulsion (Self-propelled & Implements); Self-propelled Equipment Market, by Type; Implements Market, by Function

2014-08-12 23:01:37

The new issue of the journal Weed Science features the results of a survey of organic farmers in 12 Midwestern states.

2014-03-13 23:21:21

Pre-Harvest Market report defines and segments the pre-harvest agri equipment market with analysis of current demand and forecasted consumption in terms of revenue (

2013-12-10 23:25:44

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) discusses the ongoing battle against herbicide resistance.


Latest Tillage Reference Libraries

Plough (Plow)
2013-07-31 09:25:38

Plough or plow is a tool used by farmers in order to prepare a field for the planting of a crop. By using this tool the farmer is able to overturn the soil, bringing up nutrients, while covering weeds and other remnants for added compost. Aeration of the soil is also achieved, giving a fresh moisture absorbing base for the planting of a crop. Horses and oxen have been the traditional way, since human powered plows were not as sufficient, that farmers plowed their fields. In places where...

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...

Crop Rotation
2013-03-03 09:16:36

Image Caption: Effects of crop rotation and monoculture at the Swojec Experimental Farm, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In the front field, the "Norfolk" crop rotation sequence (potatoes, oats, peas, rye) is being applied; in the back field, rye has been grown for 45 years in a row. Credit: Leslaw Zimny/Wikipedia Crop rotation is the practice of planting different types of crops (also known as polyculture) in the same location in subsequent seasons. Utilizing...

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