Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, April 17, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-17-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get tips for controlling marestail this spring, as well as for reducing compaction with lower tire pressures. Read insight from ag economists about corn price projections for the next marketing year, and from agronomy experts about increasing soybean yields. Finally, enjoy a book for kids about being on the farm.</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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-17-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-17-2015#comments Corn Soybeans Weeds Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:15:00 +0000 97041 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Data can show cost per bushel http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel <div class="field-deck"> Which production practices are offering a return on your farm? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Imagine the power of knowing your long-term average cost per bushel by dominant soil types. Maybe you’ve mastered being profitable on lighter soil types and that is one of your strategic advantages.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Decisions Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:08:00 +0000 97001 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn planting ready to begin http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-planting-ready-begin <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Topsoil conditions this spring have been described as “almost ideal” for corn planting by farm operators and agronomists across southern and western Minnesota. Due to the very limited amount of stored soil moisture in many areas of the region, producers are likely to minimize their tillage trips prior to planting this spring, in order to maintain as much top soil moisture as possible for seed germination and seedling growth. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-planting-ready-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-planting-ready-begin#comments Corn corn planting Focus on Ag Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:02:00 +0000 96961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com DIY in-field management zones http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones <div class="node-body video-body"><p>The management zone creation tool, a step-by-step process, allows users to create zones from data including yield, soil type and crop health imagery. The zones can be modified, the rates chosen and test blocks can be added to further test plant populations or applications. All of this is done by the farmer, with a simple online tool at FARMServer.com. Then farmers just upload that prescription to their monitor in their equipment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Precision Farming Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:18:00 +0000 96931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn planter down-force systems tested http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-planter-down-force-systems-tested <div class="field-deck"> In a low-stress year, farmer trials show modest yield gains from automatic systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In 2014, the Boettgers, who farm 3,000 acres near Harlan in southwestern Iowa, decided to harness technology to help solve their planter down-pressure challenge. They outfitted half their 16-row Kinze 3600 planter with an Ag Leader hydraulic down-force system, which automatically senses down force and adjusts it in one second.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-planter-down-force-systems-tested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-planter-down-force-systems-tested#comments Corn Equipment corn planting Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:29:00 +0000 96921 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Mike Krivit Corn prices remain under pressure http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-under-pressure <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn futures prices tumbled by nearly 10¢ per bushel this past week, with old-crop May closing Friday at $3.77, September at near $3.92 and December new-crop at $4.02. That’s even with good exports and USDA’s projected ending corn stocks still below trade expectations, notes a Memphis, Tenn., market analyst.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-under-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-under-pressure#comments Corn Marketing Prices Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:37:00 +0000 96911 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 8 Tips for saving money when corn prices are below $4 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/8-tips-saving-money-when-corn-prices-are-below-4 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This might be a year to only do what pencils out. Here are tips and research on what may make sense for you to reduce this year. From fertilizer tips to seeding rates and product use, to overhead costs and weather planning, university experts offer their best research and ideas to help you save money this growing season. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/8-tips-saving-money-when-corn-prices-are-below-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/8-tips-saving-money-when-corn-prices-are-below-4#comments Corn Soybeans Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:41:00 +0000 96891 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, April 10, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-10-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get tips for applying nitrogen to sandy soils. Learn about the honeybee die off, as well as China's impact on agriculture. Grab some tips for improving your corn and soybean yields this year, and test your ag knowledge with some fun trivia!</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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-10-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-10-2015#comments Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:44:00 +0000 96871 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Multi-hybrid corn planter trials http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/multi-hybrid-corn-planter-trials <div class="field-deck"> This new planter technology could change how breeders develop corn hybrids and soybean varieties. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fields across the Midwest will begin sporting a new look in 2015 as farmers begin using variable-rate, multi-cultivar planters, which are available commercially for the first time after being field tested in 2014 by Kinze Manufacturing and Precision Planting, in conjunction with four seed companies.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/multi-hybrid-corn-planter-trials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/multi-hybrid-corn-planter-trials#comments Corn Equipment Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Planters Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:28:00 +0000 96851 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Varying shades of green highlight the unique appearance of offensive and defensive hybrids in a field trial conducted by Precision Planting. In this trial, dark green hybrids were offensive, and light green, defensive.&nbsp;</p> Photo: Precision Planting 5 tips when using in-furrow starter fertilizer on corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-tips-when-using-furrow-starter-fertilizer-corn <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Minnesota Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Dan Kaiser at the University of Minnesota gets lots of questions about using an in-furrow starter fertilizer when corn prices are low. While it does present an added cost at the time, there are also benefits. Kaiser offers these tips when using in-furrow starter on your corn.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-tips-when-using-furrow-starter-fertilizer-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-tips-when-using-furrow-starter-fertilizer-corn#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Crops Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:21:00 +0000 96831 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com