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ISSUE DATE: 02/28/2011

Producers fit twin-row production into their systems

By Doug Rich

Farmers looking for a way to derive the benefits of narrow-row crop production but still maintain the 30-inch spacing for their equipment are turning to twin-row crop production.

In twin-row production the crop is planted in paired rows spaced 7 to 8 inches apart on 30-inch centers. This gives producers the potential for higher yields associated with narrow rows without some of the difficulties and costs of switching to narrow rows.

Jim Jelinek from Alliance, Neb., and John Mull from Pawnee Rock, Kan., made the switch to twin-row production last year. Both producers have been very pleased with the results.


NEWS

2010 is strong year for beef, pork
AFBF: EPA regulations bring 'double economic jolt' to ag
Beef promotion bill moves forward
Budget cut debate hits House floor
Conference will focus on healthy aging
Entrepreneurship initiative aims to preserve rural culture
Food safety law protects whistleblowers
Huck Boyd Institute recognizes outstanding rural Kansans
Iowa State wins $20 million grant
Keeping good financial records vital for farm enterprises
K-State hosts ag events
Make crop insurance decisions now
National Teach Ag Day is March 24
Panhandle Outstanding Service to Ag Award presented
Ranchers prepare to 'wrangle the recession'
REAP grants now available
Rural Development offers business grants
Sign up for 2009 disaster relief
Tax filing evolves
U.S. farm exports reach all-time high in 2010

CROPS

AgriLife irrigation course gets EPA WaterSense accreditation
Blackwell to host Blackwell Spring Festival, Kay County Farm & Ranch Expo
Canola does not require specialized equipment
Canola is an excellent crop to rotate with wheat
Canola Q & A
Checkoff partners with Clean Cities to promote soy biodiesel, Bioheat
Comparing index performance
Conservation funding helps producer find irrigation solution
Corn producers promote water conservation, economic growth
Cotton Council International elects new president
Cover crops course is March 9
Ethanol industry adjusts to changing political challenges
Extension specialist searches for freeze injury in wheat
Extreme temperature swings fuel fears for wheat
Four States Ag Expo expands youth, family programs
Georgia ginner to Lead NCGA in 2011
Ginners elect leaders
ISU Extension offers Ag Market Outlook Seminars
Kansas farmers discuss changing operations
Lifetime Achievement Award presented
Marketing during periods of extreme volatility
Monitoring early wheat emergence
NAMA disappointed with USDA's deregulation of 3272 Amylase Corn Trait
NDA announces Ag Youth Council members
Nebraska Soybean Board receives prestigious award
No counter-cyclical payments for 2010
No pests on these products
OSU releases cotton variety test results
Piecing together Verticillium wilt management
Pittsburg to host Tri-State Agritourism Conference
Producers examine similarities, differences between canola, wheat
Producers fit twin-row production into their systems
Production value of 2010 crops up 5 percent from 2009
Removing terraces from no-till cropland not recommended
Rotating wheat and canola crops can benefit bottom line
Seed treatment helps soybean, corn crops
Soybean Irrigation Management Webcast available
Tight cotton supply/demand situation to continue in 2011
Tracking the itinerary of an unwelcome visitor
Triumph of Ag Expo announces seminar schedule
UNL to host Cropping System and Beef Production Practicum
Warm weather unwelcome for wheat producers
Wheat quality meeting attracts wide participation
Winter canola brings opportunities for profits
Zone-tillage machines demonstrated online

LIVESTOCK

AGA inducts Bill Clark into Hall of Fame
Alliance's College Aggies Online competition prepares new crop of agvocates
ANCW hold annual meeting, elect new president
Auction will fund youth programs
Caring for tendon problems in newborn calves
Cattle on feed numbers released
Couple raising buffalo the organic way
Fair supporters start raising money for livestock arena
Frigid temps increase hay use
Increasing beef prices help producers stay positive
Kansas cattlemen vote on policies
KCA meetings will address ADT
National Salers, Optimizer Show held at NWSS
Not all feeds are created equal
Officials warn of global Foot and Mouth Disease threat
OPSU holds Performance Tested Bull Sale
Promiseland sues USDA over suspension
Protect livestock in winter with windbreaks
RWDCA intern announced
Salers Commercial Producer of the Year named

EDITOR

Cinch up for a wild ride
Good to see you, Mr. Secretary
Sorghum grower appreciates benefits of checkoff
The times--they are a-changin'

COLUMNS

A congressional revolution
Celebration of successes
Just a scoop full
Land values

MARKETS

Ada livestock auction report
Alfalfa supply remains tight
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction summary
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Grains close lower
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock market report
Most classes of hay selling steady
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock feeder cattle auction
Salina livestock auction report
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

Huron cattle sales report

FAMILY

Angular Deadwood features open living
Assessing landscaping damage after cold snap
Best things about winter squash
Celebrate Mardi Gras with 'Fat Tuesday' all day long
Consider planting strawberries
Dark chocolate has health benefits worth tasting
Extension hosts Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic
Fish for Special Olympics Kansas
Horticulture and Food Defense Workshop is March 3
K-State to host Assistance Dog Exhibition
Meditation for 2-28-11
Nominate your favorite burger
Norman hosts gardening event
Now is the time to consider summer camps for kids
Organizing household records
Plan now for tree plantings
Program will cover 'Gardening for Success in Southwest Kansas'
Soil testing for gardens and landscapes
Stay hydrated during winter
Student team wins ninth Turf Bowl title in 10 years
The science of snowflakes and snow crystals
Tree Festival is March 26
UNL Extension offers online food safety classes
We all scream for snow ice cream!
Wings Over Wetlands award presented
Winter chores abundant in home fruit planting
Workshop helps local businesses market food products

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