Recent developments in soil testing, plus challenges to longstanding tests raise the question, how confident are farmers that their soil tests represent their fields? Three farmers share their takes from Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois....More
With volatile corn prices and rising input costs, when will corn growers switch from continuous corn to a corn-soybean rotation? We asked three farmers from Iowa, Ohio and Illinois what their tipping point would be. Answers ranged from no hard and fast rules to farm setups to agronomic factors, but ultimately, it comes down to the price of corn and beans....More
I’ve learned to trust the people who advise me. The hybrids change so fast I’m not planting anything today that is exactly the same as what we were growing three years ago, says Steve Lawler, Ogden, Iowa....More
We asked three farmers: What is the biggest lesson learned from your landlords? Lessons learned include staying in touch with people, operating the property as if it's your own, continuing relationships through generations and being open about opportunity....More
We asked farmers which ag practices and ideas paid off for them in 2013. From narrow rows in corn to cover crops to nutrient management, growers sounded off about the new things they tried with success last year....More
Soil compaction is invisible, but its effects are clear to see: cloddy soil, delayed crop emergence, restricted root growth, stunted plants, low water infiltration, poor nutrient uptake and lost yield....More
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