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Sowing maize: How to get the best out of every seed

Sowing plays a key role, particularly in maize. It is hardly possible to compensate for problems in germination and the development of young plants during the vegetation period. This is particularly true in the light of increasingly difficult weather conditions. New technologies and cultivation methods offer potential for optimisations.

Humus: Facts and myths

The enrichment of humus promises to contribute to climate protection. However, it is often forgotten that organic farming in particular feeds on the use of existing humus.

Farm land purchase: The rules are stricter in Eastern Europe

Every state has the right to restrict the sale of agricultural land. Eastern Europeans in particular fear selling off their land and have therefore set particularly strict limits.

Glyphosate substitution: Iron and perhaps also electricity without chemicals

If the curtain really does come down on using glyphosate at the end of 2023, it does not mean either the end of the world or necessarily a forced return to ploughing. But it will make life more difficult.

New ways to less soil pressure

The fine line between economic constraints and soil protection requirements is particularly prevalent during liquid manure spreading in the spring. Read ore about how to make this fine line more calculable for farmers.

Technology for increased efficiency

Technology is an important key factor for more efficient fertilisation. Norbert Uppenkamp, NRW Chamber of Agriculture, Münster, Germany, sums up which solutions are now available from manufacturers.

Focus crop protection

The ongoing partial losses of chemical-synthetic active ingredients in agriculture’s weed control arsenal influence not only the gross margins of individual crops or farm rotations.

Self-propelled machines - Driver safety first

Self-propelled machines must be designed so that the operator is protected from falling parts or in case of tipping over or rolling over.

Diesel: What comes next?

The debate over the »Green Deal« applies to farm machinery too. Industry and institutes have long been working with methane...

COVID-19 & Global Food Security

This collection of short essays provides a overview of what we know about how COVID-19 is affecting food security...

Agroforestry: New potential for an old system

Normally, trees are not very welcome in arable fields. But cleverly integrated with crop growing or livestock production systems...

Grain reserves: In the hands of just a few countries

Each month the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) publishes a balance that is awaited as if it was the first edition of the Bible...

Two tools to help farmers understand climate change

Although the need to adapt French agriculture to climate change is now accepted at the national level...

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