Maximizing Profit Many people don’t realize the fact that American Farms are the original small business that literally built this country. Whether your farm is large or small, family-owned or corporate, farms are all businesses. Profitability is a huge concern and getting the most out of our lands is essential for success. Getting the largest…

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Wettest Year on Record According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2019 was the 2nd wettest year on record. Across the United States, we had more precipitation than any other year aside from 1973, since we’ve started keeping track. This has presented both a problem and a blessing. A blessing because many dry…

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Soil Compactionand How to Avoid it (Part 2) Welcome again to the Richland Micro Drainage news section. We appreciate you taking the time to read our blogs. Last time we were speaking about soil compaction and how to avoid it by staying off sodden fields and reducing weight of farm equipment. Today’s article will continue…

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Soil Compaction

Soil Compactionand How to Avoid it (Part 1) For most farmers soil health is a constant concern. So many factors can affect your crops, but none more so than the ground in which they grow. Things like climate we can do very little about, however, soil compaction is both foreseeable and mostly avoidable. When your…

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Picking the Right Cover Crop Farming using the Strip-Till method continues to grow in popularity across the United States. Its benefits both from a conservation standpoint and by overall crop yield is undeniable. However, those new to Strip-Till or even those who are experienced often wonder if they are using the best cover crop. Experimentation…

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Dangers of Herbicides Since the proliferation of No-Till Farming beginning in the mid 60’s, the volume of agricultural herbicides has exploded. This is the largest criticism advocates of traditional till farming have of No-Till practices. No-Till relies on crop debris from the previous harvest to fertilize the soil, which it does remarkably well, unfortunately this…

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Why Fall Herbicide Treatments Are Important in 2019 Fall Herbicide Treatments – Why It’s Important   Fall 2019 has been particularly difficult year for weeds. Some choose not to apply any herbicide to their fields, but this might be the year those few make a change. In the second half of the season this year…

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New technologies and methods are helping growers manage moisture levels in their fields and improve the timeliness of farming operations. As growers push to get more bushels from every acre, efficient drainage systems are needed to carry away excess water in a timely manner. But many fields never realize their full potential because of clogged…

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Will using the Micro Drainage System save me money? We believe it will not only save you money, but make you money! If it were not the case, we would not be in business! We are here to provide you with the most economical route in No Till or Strip Till Farming. We have seen…

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Do you have an issue in your field(s) with rye grass? A solution may soon be on its way. The Seed Terminator was invented in South Australia. It can be retrofitted to new and used tractors of various makes and models The retail cost is about $75,000. Currently, the machines are being trialed in Washington…

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