Friday, December 9, 2022
Farming 101

Farming 101

Farm and Dairy is featuring a series of “101” columns throughout the year to help young and beginning farmers master farm living. From finances to management to machinery repair and animal care, farmers do it all.

Not quite ready to leave the shop yet with your no-till planter? Here are a few more tips before you hit the ground running.

A Whole Farm Revenue Protection plan provides a risk management safety net for all commodities on the farm under one policy.

It’s time to roll combines and harvesting equipment out of the shed and begin some harvest prep if you haven’t already started.

Proper calibration prevents seed skips, doubles and seeds planted at an incorrect depth, which could mean wasted seed and money.
pesticide application

Safety and security of pesticides are the responsibility of the applicator from the time he or she takes possession of the chemicals until they are used.

Proper pesticide storage can help prolong chemical shelf life and prevent accidents.