Jim Peterson’s corn contains a magic ingredient: alpha amylase. This ethanol-fermenting enzyme arrives at the plant on the cob, along with the starch for brewing ethanol, as part of Syngenta Enogen corn hybrids.
Curiosity paid off for Sam Keyser in 2012 when he collected 100% of the value of a weather insurance policy that he tried for the first time. "I was curious about the insurance. I know how easy it is to miss pollination or have to replant in a cold, wet spring. That may not impact my Federal Crop Insurance (FCIC) yield, but it affects my overall yield."
If you didn’t fertilize last fall, soil sampling can be one of the best fertilizer management tools this spring. “If you don’t soil sample every year and you didn’t sample last fall, this is the year to do it, says Gary Hergert, University of Nebraska soil and nutrient management specialist.