The Furrow – the John Deere magazine

“The Furrow” is an agricultural magazine for farmers and industry experts. It provides readers with current topics relating to agriculture, best practice examples and exclusive news and facts from the world of John Deere. The Furrow is published twice a year as a print magazine and is always available as an online magazine.

POPLAR TREES: A WINDBREAK FOR CROPS

POPLAR TREES: A WINDBREAK FOR CROPS

In Germany trees in the fields have a reputation for negatively affecting crop yields. A recent study in the south-eastern German State of Bavaria has now shown this is true, but only in the immediate vicinity of the trees. Outside of this vicinity, oat, wheat, and clover grass yields actually increase because of the favourable microclimate the trees help to create.

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HARVEST XXL

Gunsmoke Farms in the USA is harvesting in a big way. Contracted combines do their rounds in wheat and pea fields as far as the eye can see. With his image, photographer George Steinmetz captures the expansive nature of South Dakotan food production.

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UV IS STIMULATING PLANT DEFENCES

This innovative technology is providing a “clean” solution for the protection of vines – and will soon do the same for other crops.



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