Seed en 5 Agriculture stories to read, Feb. 27, 2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get some considerations for seed treatments when trying to cut costs this spring. If you plant cover crops, be aware of residual herbicides, and there's still time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Read 5 tillage myths, and watch a video thanking farmers, that also helps FFA.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Crop Chemicals Seed Soybeans Tillage Conservation cover crops Herbicides Seed Treatments Tillage Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:02:00 +0000 96111 at Farmers test drought-tolerant corn hybrids <div class="field-deck"> New hybrids cut yield losses during drought and optimize available water for higher yields. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>“Although this was my first year planting drought-tolerant corn, it is a thing of the future,” says Mark Meyer, Nehawka, Neb. “As stewards of the land, farmers need to think long term about how we use water. Drought tolerance and water optimization, hopefully, will allow us to produce the same amount or more grain with less water.”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Seed Drought Seed Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:39:00 +0000 95591 at <p>Mark Meyers of Nehawka, Neb., holds an ear of DeKalb DroughtGard corn that he grew in a field that usually gets less rainfall than the rest of his farm. According to John McNamara, agronomist for Wiles Brothers Fertilizer in Plattsmouth, Neb., about 25% of the marketplace in southeast Nebraska planted a drought-tolerant hybrid in 2014.</p> Photo: Mike Minford 9 basics for top soybean yields <div class="field-deck"> How a university grad student Bean Team topped 87 bushels. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate research assistants apply small-plot research results from different management practices to large field-scale settings in order to maximize soybean yields. The basics of their high-yield program include high-yield genetics, early planting, narrow rows, optimal soil fertility and more.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Soybeans Gold soybean production Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:14:00 +0000 94841 at <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">These Madison, Wis., grad students focus daily on growing top soybean yields. Adam Gaspar (left), Ethan Smidt and David Marburger (right) support state Soybean Extension Specialist Shawn Conley&rsquo;s research on the latest soybean developments.</span></p> Photo: Adam Gaspar 5 Agriculture stories to read, Sept. 26, 2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 5 Ag stories to read this week talk about the possibility of skipping Bt-traited corn in 2015 to help save costs, and offer examples of low returns for 2015. There is also help for making decisions regarding the new risk programs in the 2014 farm bill. Read what farmers learned in 2014, and remember to practice safety this harvest season as National Farm Safety and Health Week comes to a close.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Seed Farm Bill Management Seed Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:12:00 +0000 93621 at Should corn plant population have been increased in 2014? <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Increasing corn plant population doesn’t necessarily mean bigger yields, says Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois crop scientist. Over 277 comparisons from the past three years show that the difference in yield between two populations (34,000 and 42,000) was only about a tenth of a bushel, and Nafziger says there was no indication that the response got larger as yield level increased.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Seed corn production Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:58:00 +0000 93001 at 5 Agriculture stories to read, Aug. 22, 2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This week's 5 Ag stories to read includes advice on scouting for Southern rust in corn, as well as an outlook on farmland prices. Also read an opinion about GMO and organic working together to feed a growing population. There are also tips and methods for seeding cover crops, and for a little fun, enjoy a gallery featuring a throwback to seed bags.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Corn Issues Seed GMO Conditions and Diseases Prices Seed Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:46:00 +0000 92861 at Interseeder applies nitrogen, herbicide and seeds cover crops <div class="field-deck"> Jump start cover crops in young corn </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It’s getting easier to establish cover crops on time, thanks to a Penn State interseeder. It also combines three trips into one: V4-V7 sidedress, herbicide application and cover crop seeding.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Corn Seed cover crops Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:42:00 +0000 92091 at <p>This Penn State cover crop interseeder plants three rows of cover crop between each corn row.</p> Photo: Penn State GMO crops benefit environment, farmers, developing countries <div class="field-byline"> Source: PG Economics Limited </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A recent review of biotech, or GM (GMO), crops shows that they offer major environmental benefits and allow farmers to grow more acres with fewer resources. In the 17 years of adoption, genetically modified crops delivered more environmentally friendly farming practices while providing clear improvements to farmer productivity, says Graham Brookes, co-author of the PG Economics report.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Seed Soybeans GMO Fri, 09 May 2014 17:17:00 +0000 90811 at Use mobile app calculators for seeding rates, input break-even costs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Do you know the optimal seeding rate for a return on your dollar, as well as break-even costs for input use? Our Extreme Beans mobile app gives you the numbers you need to know with easy-to-use calculators! Download the mobile app before you hit the field this spring.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/lets-get-digital">Let&#039;s Get Digital</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed soybean planting Crops Electronics and digital equipment Let&#039;s Get Digital Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:02:00 +0000 90181 at Gavilon Grain markets Duracade corn <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Gavilon Grain LLC has partnered with Syngenta to market the new rootworm-resistant Duracade corn. While growers of the new corn are free to find their own markets, if they can't, Gavilon will step in to find a buyer and set up a grain contract, offering growers a local market price for the corn.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Seed Seed Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:53:00 +0000 89501 at