Fertilizer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en 3 Tips for sidedressing nitrogen on your corn crop http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/3-tips-sidedressing-nitrogen-your-corn-crop <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many questions are crossing grower’s minds regarding nitrogen (N) application. However, with this season’s variability in precipitation, Fabian Fernandez, University of Illinois Extension specialist in soil fertility and plant nutrition, says those are difficult questions to answer generally.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/3-tips-sidedressing-nitrogen-your-corn-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/3-tips-sidedressing-nitrogen-your-corn-crop#comments Corn Fertilizer Nitrogen Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 57301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmer group improves watershed http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmer-group-improves-watershed <div class="field-deck"> Voluntary efforts prove that innovative programs can cut phosphorus loss. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farmers in south-central Wisconsin’s Yahara River Watershed are cutting their phosphorus losses by thousands of pounds – before regulators step in with stringent new rules. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmer-group-improves-watershed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmer-group-improves-watershed#comments Conservation Fertilizer Phosphorus Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:42:00 +0000 96981 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>This vertical manure injection rig from VTI, Washington, Iowa, uses a large fluted coulter to cut through crop residue and open a narrow slot in the soil for manure placement. Closing wheels seal the slot, leaving residue in place. The tool, invented by Iowa no-tiller Phil Reed, incorporates manure with minimal soil disturbance, making it ideal for no-till and reduced tillage systems.</p> Photo: Yahara Pride Farms 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 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 5 Agriculture stories to read, April 3, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-3-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get some tips for prepping your planter this spring, and check out a Bt trait table to get all the Bt info you need. Read a proposed payment limit rule and dig deeper into nitrogen application data. Finally, enjoy 10 reminders that you grew up on a 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/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-3-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-3-2015#comments Corn Equipment Fertilizer corn planting Sat, 04 Apr 2015 01:52:00 +0000 96761 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Mobile apps to use on the farm this spring http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/mobile-apps-use-farm-spring <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This spring, let your smart phone help you as you head to the field. Download these apps to calculate seeding rates and fertilizer applications, as well as input calculators. Track growing degree days and field operations, and get fertilizer rates. Most of the apps are free, and most are available for iPhone and Android-based phones. </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/mobile-apps-use-farm-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/mobile-apps-use-farm-spring#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Agrochemicals Nitrogen Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:46:00 +0000 96741 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, March 27, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-march-27-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, read about applying nitrogen to soybeans and find a different way to evaluate your profits. Learn about the impact of Chinese corn imports, as well as marketing strategies in a high-risk environment. And last, you can now buy the Farmland movie on DVD.</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/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-march-27-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-march-27-2015#comments Fertilizer Marketing Soybeans China soybean production Nitrogen Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:12:00 +0000 96671 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2 tools help cut nitrogen costs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/2-tools-help-cut-nitrogen-costs <div class="field-deck"> Leaf-reading sensors and data-modeled prescription services are saving fertilizer costs and nitrate loss. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Oklahoma farmer Brent Rendel exceeded his 100-bushel corn-yield average by 50% with just 75 pounds of nitrogen per acre. His Trimble GreenSeeker canopy sensors saved him $16,250 in sidedress nitrogen on corn by identifying no need for sidedress nitrogen for all his corn (at $25 per acre).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/2-tools-help-cut-nitrogen-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/2-tools-help-cut-nitrogen-costs#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:19:00 +0000 96631 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>This OptRx canopy sensor uses three light wavelengths to assess crop nitrogen sufficiency and applies the appropriate variable rate of N on the go.</p> Dig deeper into data to analyze sidedress nitrogen applications http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/dig-deeper-data-analyze-sidedress-nitrogen-applications <div class="field-deck"> Intuition doesn’t always match data. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What do you do when data analysis doesn’t support your own theory? For me, the first answer is to keep digging in the data. I’m still a believer in split applying nitrogen – including sidedressing a portion, but living though those dry summers would lead me to get the work done early. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/dig-deeper-data-analyze-sidedress-nitrogen-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/dig-deeper-data-analyze-sidedress-nitrogen-applications#comments Fertilizer Precision Ag Data Decisions Precision Farming Nitrogen Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:36:00 +0000 96581 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Conservation: Do your part http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/conservation-do-your-part <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Where are you in your journey to build a conservation legacy? What is keeping you from making progress? Will it require a change in mindset? Will it require landlord buy-in, since it provides long-term benefits for their investment? I truly believe improved soil health will be a game-changer. Go for it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/think-different">Think Different</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/conservation-do-your-part" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/conservation-do-your-part#comments Conservation Fertilizer Tillage Conservation Think Different Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:40:00 +0000 96231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com