Fertilizer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en 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/conservation/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/conservation/control-water-levels-and-nitrogen-tile-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/control-water-levels-and-nitrogen-tile-systems#comments Conservation Corn Fertilizer Soybeans 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 Soil nitrate sampling can be valuable management tool http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/soil-nitrate-sampling-can-be-valuable-management-tool <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Despite the challenges of collecting and interpreting soil nitrate samples, the practice remains a valuable tool to guide farmers when making the decision whether to apply or not apply additional sidedress nitrogen in fields that received the majority of nitrogen as pre-plant applications, say Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network® researchers. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/soil-nitrate-sampling-can-be-valuable-management-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/soil-nitrate-sampling-can-be-valuable-management-tool#comments Corn Fertilizer Nitrogen Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:59:00 +0000 98561 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, June 5, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-5-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get some considerations for replanting corn and get insight into taking control of weed resistance management. Learn some facts about the impact of trade on farms and ranches, and read some tips for sidedressing nitrogen. Finally, consider becoming a voice for agriculture by being a young leader.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-5-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-5-2015#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Sat, 06 Jun 2015 04:33:00 +0000 98361 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Does corn have enough nitrogen? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/does-corn-have-enough-nitrogen <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>April and May allowed for great planting progress, and warm temperatures in May helped crop development. Farmers were also able to get into fields and apply some post-emergent nitrogen to their corn. However, some heavy rains after that application have some farmers concerned about nitrogen.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/does-corn-have-enough-nitrogen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/does-corn-have-enough-nitrogen#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Wed, 03 Jun 2015 20:40:00 +0000 98271 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 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-XTUm1EHkPN7rkYBdrGVua8O-e3Nqk6p0YGDLu5FC3CQ" value="form-XTUm1EHkPN7rkYBdrGVua8O-e3Nqk6p0YGDLu5FC3CQ" /> <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="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