Posts from "April, 2012"

How New Holland builds a baler

Last week, several members of the farm media gathered at New Holland’s North American headquarters in New Holland, Pennsylvania, at the company’s invitation. During the past several years, NH hasn’t done a lot to get media attention, and this was meant to be a new beginning. Abe Hughes, II, NH’s vice president of North American

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Don’t cut corners with canola

There is always interesting research going on but the fundamental canola message hasn’t changed in 30 years. If you want to optimize or maximize yield, seed early, seed shallow, get the plant count up, apply proper fertility and follow at least a two or three year rotation. No matter how you slice it, the 67th

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An inspired work on home maintenance

Watch for my new book, “Painting in High Risk Situations”…the subtitle for this is “painting baseboards white with a new brown carpet”.  It is a fool’s game. You have to buy the book for all details but here are a few highlights. Start with a good quality paint, but note even though it says it

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A truckload of pennies

One of the more interesting decisions to be announced in last month’s federal government budget concerned the venerable penny. Minister Flaherty said he was about to make it extinct. It simply isn’t worthwhile producing anymore in the government’s view. The discussion around that decision reminded me of something that happened a few weeks earlier. As

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