Fertilizer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Sidedressing http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sidedressing <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body">Sidedressing fertilizer, particularly nitrogen, on corn has become common practices, and farmers strive to feed their crops when they need it. Here are our best tips and stories on sidedressing as an on-farm practice.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sidedressing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Sidedress Thu, 21 May 2015 20:27:00 +0000 97811 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will you sidedress nitrogen on corn this year? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/05082015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Fertilizer research shows strong value in sidedressing nitrogen for greater efficiency when the corn crop needs it more. We&#39;d like to know if you sidedress nitrogen on your corn crop. Is it something you don&#39;t even want to consider because of the risk of not getting into the field? Or, do you sidedress all of your corn acres? Do you fall somewhere in between? Take our poll and let us know. Please leave a comment with how many corn acres, or what percentage of your acreage, you sidedress with nitrogen.</p> </div><form action="/poll/05082015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3521-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3521"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3521" name="choice" value="3521" class="form-radio" /> I will sidedress all corn acres.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3531-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3531"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3531" name="choice" value="3531" class="form-radio" /> I will sidedress nitrogen on part of my corn acres.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3541-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3541"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3541" name="choice" value="3541" class="form-radio" /> I'm considering sidedressing nitrogen this year.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3551-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3551"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3551" name="choice" value="3551" class="form-radio" /> I won't sidedress; it's too risky.</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="97291" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-q6lKW_PfuUCB910UHnSDbr1uZDOFV8WMaPo5p0ktkK4" value="form-q6lKW_PfuUCB910UHnSDbr1uZDOFV8WMaPo5p0ktkK4" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="field-redirect-on-submit"> <span>Go to result page on submit:&nbsp;</span> Go to result page on submit </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/05082015#comments Fertilizer Fri, 08 May 2015 18:06:47 +0000 97291 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, May 1, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-1-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, see the value in pre-emergence herbicide control of Palmer Amaranth, and learn the value of nitrogen available in spring-applied manure. Read a letter to congress asking for a science-based food labeling standard and get a list of mobile apps to help you on the farm this spring. Finally, enjoy streaming the movie Farmland on Netflix!</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/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-1-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-1-2015#comments Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Issues Weeds Sat, 02 May 2015 00:53:00 +0000 97231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Variable-rate nitrogen program tested http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/variable-rate-nitrogen-program-tested <div class="field-deck"> Farmers test new proprietary software-based crop and soil nitrogen management program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The two-part program includes planning tools to develop field-by-field nitrogen management strategies that reduce the chance of over-fertilization. The tool also can be used to assess current soil nitrogen levels and risk status throughout the growing season.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/variable-rate-nitrogen-program-tested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/variable-rate-nitrogen-program-tested#comments Corn Fertilizer Precision Ag corn production Nitrogen Variable Rate Application Fri, 01 May 2015 21:59:00 +0000 97221 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Rhett Light, with daughters Raygan (left) and Kaylin (right), sidedresses about 90% of his corn&rsquo;s N, so making the variable-rate N applications recommended by the Pioneer program was straightforward.&nbsp;</p> Photo: Rhett Light 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