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  • 2009 christmas break cattle 061.jpg Winter stocker opportunities in today’s cattle market

    Cattle and beef markets have strengthened in October despite the uncertainty of the past couple of weeks.  Feeder and fed cattle prices, along with boxed beef have all advanced compared to pre-shutdown reports with fed cattle showing the strongest relative increase.

    October 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • Approaching disease from different perspectives

    What does a California field of barley from 1951 have to do with a field of Kansas wheat in 2013? The much reviled disease barley yellow dwarf (BYD) virus was named from a ferocious outbreak of the disease back in 1951 in California.

    October 22, 2013

  • wheat_streak_mosaic.jpg Controlling volunteer wheat key to shutting down wheat streak mosaic

    Wheat streak mosaic can shut down wheat yields and defund next summer’s profits quicker than Congress in a nasty mood.

    October 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • ff3.jpg Another year, another successful show at the Ozark Fall Farmfest

    Last weekend’s cool fall weather wasn’t enough to keep in excess of 40,000 visitors away from the recent Ozark Fall Farmfest in Springfield, Missouri.

    October 8, 2013 3 Photos

  • BSD Panel.jpg 2013 K-State Beef Stocker Days

    The gravel road to Kansas State University’s Beef Stocker Unit filled with dust on Sept. 26 as cattlemen and women from across Kansas and bordering states gathered to listen to industry leaders speak of the future of the beef stocker segment and how to make improvements in their own operations.

    October 8, 2013 3 Photos

  • web Vestal leaders.jpg Business driven by integrity and passion

    Knowledgeable, caring, honest — these are words colleagues and business partners use to describe R.D. Vestal of the former Vestal Equipment dealership, Bolivar, Missouri. On Sept. 10, the dealership officially became one of Crown Power and Equipment’s six locations.

    October 2, 2013 2 Photos

  • corn rows fsfs_.jpg Stalk Nitrate-N Test — A tool for evaluating nitrogen in corn

    With the increase in N fertilizer prices, and growing concern for environment growers are becoming more interested in fine tuning fertilizer N applications for corn production.

    September 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • corn rows fsfs_.jpg A silent yield killer

    Mayetiola destructor. Sounds almost like a monster in one of the old mutant lizard movies right? Actually, this is the scientific name for what we commonly call Hessian fly.

    September 25, 2013 2 Photos

  • ksuresearch.jpg The plant mechanic

    “I consider myself an auto mechanic of plants,” Gretchen Sassenrath said. “I understand how they work and why they don’t.”

    September 17, 2013 2 Photos

  • DSC_0050.jpg New painting facility first of its kind for North American ag

    Two years and $40 million dollars later, the ribbon was cut on AGCO’s manufacturing facility with the latest finishing and paint technologies in Hesston, Kansas.

    September 17, 2013 2 Photos

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