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  • Is organic really better for the environment than conventional agriculture?

    Our World in Data presents the empirical evidence on global development in entries dedicated to specific topics. This blog post draws on data and research discussed in our entry on Yields and Land Use in Agriculture, and Fertilizers and Pesticides. As the total global population continues to rise and economic growth drives a transition towards more resource-intensive diets, a growing […]

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  • Can organic no till work in the field?

    Environmental benefit is part of organic market value, but organic weed management usually means tillage, commonly considered a black mark for soil health. Is there a middle ground? Hairy vetch may be the key to reducing tillage in organic farming, at least in the short term. Martin Entz, a professor and agriculture systems expert from […]

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  • How To Estimate Bushels Of Grain In A Bin

    With harvest underway or fast approaching, you may be trying to estimate the number of bushels in a partially filled bin and how much capacity is remaining. Round Bins Use the following calculation to estimate the bushels of grain in a round bin. Bushels = 0.628 x D2 x H Where: D is the diameter […]

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  • Planting The 2018 Winter Wheat Crop

    Much of wheat’s yield potential is determined at planting. Attain top yields by having a uniform stand that has time to achieve significant growth before winter dormancy. Seeding date Ideally, winter wheat is planted while the soil and air temperatures are still warm to insure the seedling can emerge quickly and uniformly in plenty of […]

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  • Is organic really better for the environment than conventional agriculture?

    Our World in Data presents the empirical evidence on global development in entries dedicated to specific topics. This blog post draws on data and research discussed in our entry on Yields and Land Use in Agriculture, and Fertilizers and Pesticides. As the total global population continues to rise and economic growth drives a transition towards more resource-intensive diets, a growing […]

  • Can organic no till work in the field?

    Environmental benefit is part of organic market value, but organic weed management usually means tillage, commonly considered a black mark for soil health. Is there a middle ground? Hairy vetch may be the key to reducing tillage in organic farming, at least in the short term. Martin Entz, a professor and agriculture systems expert from […]

  • How To Estimate Bushels Of Grain In A Bin

    With harvest underway or fast approaching, you may be trying to estimate the number of bushels in a partially filled bin and how much capacity is remaining. Round Bins Use the following calculation to estimate the bushels of grain in a round bin. Bushels = 0.628 x D2 x H Where: D is the diameter […]

  • Planting The 2018 Winter Wheat Crop

    Much of wheat’s yield potential is determined at planting. Attain top yields by having a uniform stand that has time to achieve significant growth before winter dormancy. Seeding date Ideally, winter wheat is planted while the soil and air temperatures are still warm to insure the seedling can emerge quickly and uniformly in plenty of […]

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