Sunday, March 29, 2020
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.

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Plant root depth, canopy development, growth habits, and nutrient requirements in a given climate largely determine the irrigation schedule.

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.

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.