Fertilizer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Automated core collection improves soil sampling http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/automated-core-collection-improves-soil-sampling <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Speed, repeatability and ability to sample odd shaped zones are major benefits to using automated soil sampling. With some machines, farmers can collect up to 40 cores in as many seconds, traveling at 5 mph.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/automated-core-collection-improves-soil-sampling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/automated-core-collection-improves-soil-sampling#comments Fertilizer soil health Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:10:00 +0000 100041 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>MBS Family Farms is putting automated soil sampling to work for them and customers of their fertilizer and chemical business. Kyle Mehmen says the speed, repeatability and ability to sample odd shaped zones were major selling points.&nbsp;</p> Photo: MBS Family Farms Why promote 500-bushel corn? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/why-promote-500-bushel-corn <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It’s high time for high yield contest managers to think different – to recognize farmers that go beyond the weigh wagon – and reward yield along with environmental achievements such as reduced nitrogen use and increased soil health.</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/why-promote-500-bushel-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/why-promote-500-bushel-corn#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Think Different Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:05:00 +0000 99931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 31, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-31-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, Extension experts advise scouting for stink bugs and for Southern corn rust. Learn about options for crop insurance payments on prevented plant acres and options for rescue nitrogen applications. Finally, enjoy a gallery of old farm equipment laying around in the back 40.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-31-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-31-2015#comments Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:59:00 +0000 99911 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 24, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-24-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get tips on managing giant ragweed during the late growing season and learn about new research that could lead to less dependence on nitrogen application. Take a poll on fungicide use this year and see how drought conditions have changed since planting season. Finally, enjoy a tribute to farm dogs in the latest parody from Farmer Derek.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-24-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-24-2015#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Nitrogen Weeds Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:44:00 +0000 99821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Does your corn need rescue nitrogen? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/does-your-corn-need-rescue-nitrogen <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Crop condition ratings in parts of the Corn Belt are on a steady downward trend, mostly due to standing water, whether from earlier this summer or right now, says Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois crop scientist. Soil nitrogen levels have also fallen considerably, he says, dropping to 50 lbs/acre or below in the top 2 feet of soil.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/does-your-corn-need-rescue-nitrogen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/does-your-corn-need-rescue-nitrogen#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 99761 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com H.J. Baker’s Tiger-Sul Products Launches Fall Campaign and Sponsors Sweepstakes For Free Precision Drone™
 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/hj-baker-s-tiger-sul-products-launches-fall-campaign-and-sponsors-sweepstakes-free-precis <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>WESTPORT, CT USA &ndash; (July 17, 2015) &ndash; H.J. Baker has launched their &ldquo;Keep Your Future Green &ndash; Use Tiger This Fall and Win Big&rdquo; campaign. The campaign highlights the benefits of applying Sulphur in the fall for maximizing crop yields.

As latest research indicates that plant Sulphur nutrition and its unique interaction with other nutrients can improve crop yields.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/hj-baker-s-tiger-sul-products-launches-fall-campaign-and-sponsors-sweepstakes-free-precis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 99721 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Value of in-season nitrogen application http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/value-season-nitrogen-application <div class="field-byline"> Source: DuPont Pioneer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn plants take up and use a large amount of nitrogen during the growing season. Making sure the plant has access to nitrogen as it approaches flowering can improve yields. In-season nitrogen applications help ensure the plant has adequate nitrogen to fuel kernel development.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/value-season-nitrogen-application" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/value-season-nitrogen-application#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:58:00 +0000 99281 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, June 26, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-26-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, Extension experts offer insight into nitrogen needs, particularly in fields with wet soils. Get tips for reducing spray drift and read about volumetric versus fractional levels in the RFS. Check fields for ragweed and control any growing plants, and finally, enjoy some fun turkey facts for Turkey Lovers month!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-26-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-26-2015#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Energy Fertilizer Soybeans Nitrogen Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:53:00 +0000 99001 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Control water levels and nitrogen with tile systems http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sustainable-agriculture/control-water-levels-and-nitrogen-tile-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Nitrate management in tile water is a big reason why this water control structure has slowly gained a foothold in the Corn Belt, but its potential for providing timely water to corn and soybeans may spell the future for this underground tile water management tool. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sustainable-agriculture/control-water-levels-and-nitrogen-tile-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sustainable-agriculture/control-water-levels-and-nitrogen-tile-systems#comments Conservation Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Sustainable Agriculture Drainage Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:35:00 +0000 98771 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Adjustable riser boards or stop logs of a water control structure back water into tile lines to raise the water table and saturate the soil upstream. When the stop logs are removed, water flows out.</p> Illustration: NRCS 5 Agriculture stories to read, June 19, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-19-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, experts remind you to be on the lookout for soybean aphids, and offer the best options for sidedressing nitrogen this summer. Read and watch testimony from the latest GMO labeling hearing, and check out a calendar for when to scout different corn pests. Finally, enjoy a list of ways you know you grew up in the country.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-19-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-19-2015#comments Corn Fertilizer Issues Soybeans soybean production Fri, 19 Jun 2015 23:20:00 +0000 98661 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com