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Evaluating proper water supply for dairy cattle

Sep 14, 2021 | TFC
Next to oxygen, water is probably the most important nutrient for dairy cattle.  Research from the University of Illinois suggests water requirement of a high-producing dairy cow is greater than any other land-based creature due to milk being 87% water.

Orders Now Accepted for Division of Forestry Tree Seedlings

Sep 14, 2021 | TFC
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry (TDF) is offering a variety of tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation and conservation projects. The East Tennessee Nursery in Delano, Tenn. is accepting orders until April 15, 2022, or while supplies last. ...

Deworming strategies for horses

Sep 14, 2021 | TFC
In the “good ole days,” horses were dewormed on a rigid time schedule whether they needed it or not, and depending on personal belief, dewormer rotation may have been employed to avoid parasite resistance. 
WinField United grower collecting a soil sample in their field during the fall.

3 Tips for Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan

Sep 13, 2021 | Answer Plot
Planning for the 2022 season begins this fall, and a good place to focus your efforts is revisiting your nutrient management program. While the season is still fresh in your mind, think about what you’ll need to do to ensure your crops have what they need to thrive next yea...
Field of winter canola against blue sky.

Help Put Yourself In A Profitable Position With CROPLAN® Winter Canola

Sep 12, 2021 | Answer Plot
As the product manager for CROPLAN® winter canola, I enjoy reminding growers about the many agronomic benefits that come with including it in their rotation. This year, winter canola provides farmers with another huge economic advantage that makes it an increasingly attractiv...
Close up of a spray boom being used for a fall burndown application.

Does Fall Burndown Pay Off?

Sep 10, 2021 | Answer Plot
For farmers who adopt minimum- or no-till practices, controlling weeds throughout the fall can be crucial — particularly for winter annual weeds like marestail and perennials, such as dandelions. Overwintered marestail, for example, is very difficult to control in the sprin...

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