Kurt Lawton

Kurt
Lawton
Editor,
Corn & Soybean Digest
Articles
CSD75: Soybean Digest – The 1990s Part II
In the second half of the 1990s decade, technology started to move forward in farming, credit market issues lingered and export industries grew.
Bayer and Monsanto announce deal
The business will combine and have offices in Germany, Missouri and North Carolina.
CSD75: Soybean Digest – The 1990s Part I
We begin this snapshot of the 1990s – the sixth decade of Soybean Digest – by examining one year of back issues from January through December 1995.
10 Steps to farm soil like a crop 1
If you apply science and treat soil with the same respect as king corn, your fields will flourish.
Taking a look back at the 1980s farm crisis and it's impacts
Check out our editorial and advertising look back on csdigest.com, decade by decade.
Pulling it all together for high corn yields: Part II
Check out the latest on West Central’s LIFT2 initiative ,leaders of In-Furrow/Foliar Technology.
Management practices for high-yield corn

Dr. Fred Below, University of Illinois, offers his best information and tips for growing high-yield corn. From intensive management to weather impacts and nutrient management, see the insight from Below to help you best manage your corn crop for the highest yield.

CSD75: Soybean Digest – 1980s Advertising, Part 2

Check out these advertisements that we found when examining back issues from January through December 1985. You’ll find a familiar theme of herbicides saving farmers money.

CSD75: Soybean Digest – 1980s advertising, Part 1

Check out these advertisements we found when examining back issues from January through December 1985, with brand names like Lasso, Treflan, Bladex, Prowl, Amiben, Counter, Kinze, IH, Steiger, New Idea, Cargill, Pioneer, DeKalb, Jacques, Lynks, Farm Fans and more.

CSD75: Soybean Digest – The 1980s, part I

The 1980s stories in this Part I gallery reflect cautious optimism and a renewed spirit to become a better financial and agronomic manager.

Make sidedress nitrogen on corn efficient and effective

Timely nitrogen applications on corn can optimize yield, profits and the environment. Corn+Soybean Digest (CSD) editors compiled a special issue “Sidedress: Our best ideas, insight and tips to manage nitrogen application.”

Bayer goes public with Monsanto buyout offer

In a press conference Monday, May 23, Bayer went public with their private acquisition proposal that was presented to Monsanto executives in St. Louis on May 10. The offer, to create a global leader in the agriculture industry, is an all-cash deal of $122 per share, valuing Monsanto at $62 billion.

CSD75: Soybean Digest – 1970s Advertising

Check out these advertisements we found when examining back issues from November 1974 through October 1975. You’ll find familiar company and brand names like Asgrow, Agripro, Sencor, Cargill, Continental Grain, Northrup King, Grace, BASF, Nitragin, Helena, Paraquat and more.

CSD75: Soybean Digest – The 1970s, part 2

In this second half of the 1970s snapshot of Soybean Digest, we find farmers concerned about soybean embargoes and weed control and learn their marketing and competition strategies.

CSD75: Soybean Digest – The 1970s

We begin this snapshot of the 1970s – the fourth decade of Soybean Digest – by examining back issues from November 1974 through October 1975. Agriculture and farm life in the 1970s saw huge change, prosperity, inflation, loss of price supports, rising land rates – all leading into the farm crisis of the late-1970s into the 1980s.

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