Fertilizer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en 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 Farmer uses no-till, twin rows, crop strips, RTK, controlled traffic to keep soil healthy, yields up http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmer-uses-no-till-twin-rows-crop-strips-rtk-controlled-traffic-keep-soil-healthy-yields <div class="field-deck"> Fencerow farming: Put soil first </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Dean Glenney set out to replicate the undisturbed fencerow soils he recalled plowing up in his youth. Along the way, he began producing record-breaking yields under low inputs, giving him returns considerably greater than neighboring conventional systems.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmer-uses-no-till-twin-rows-crop-strips-rtk-controlled-traffic-keep-soil-healthy-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmer-uses-no-till-twin-rows-crop-strips-rtk-controlled-traffic-keep-soil-healthy-yields#comments Corn Fertilizer Soybeans soil health Crops No Till Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:41:00 +0000 95751 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>An aerial view of Dean Glenney&#39;s alternating strips of corn and beans tells only part of the story. More important is the practice of planting directly over the previous year&#39;s rows, a practice he has followed for more than 20 years. It allows him to restrict traffic to only two rows, leaving the other four untouched.</p> Photo: Dean Glenney A strip-till journey http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/strip-till-journey <div class="field-deck"> Farmer overcomes variable soils and bad weather to achieve strip-till success. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Strip-till has improved soil structure on Sheldon Stevermer's farm to the point where it can manage extreme rains and heavy corn residue. “Three years ago, I realized I didn’t need to freshen the strips in the spring; crusting was no longer a problem,” says the Wells, Minn., farmer. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/strip-till-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/strip-till-journey#comments Fertilizer Tillage Nitrogen Strip Till Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:27:00 +0000 95711 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Sheldon Stevermer is less concerned with &ldquo;a perfect, black, residue-free strip&rdquo; and more concerned with making a berm above the residue that he can plant into next spring.</span></p> Photo: Susan Winsor 5 Agriculture stories to read, Jan. 2, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-2-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The five agriculture stories to read this week include farm revenue outlook for 2015, as well as long-term agricultural projections. Read about a farmer who is building soil organic carbon to grow better crops, and a company that's got a robot to do your nitrogen sidedressing. Finally, for some entertainment, take a fresh breath of farm air with the Peterson Farm Bros.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-2-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-2-2015#comments Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Management Nitrogen Organic Matter Sat, 03 Jan 2015 01:39:00 +0000 95231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Top 10 of the web, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/top-10-web-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>We've posted a lot of great stories and photos on the web this year! These are our most-viewed pieces and cover a variety of topics from helpful aerial images to GMOs, making a profit with lower corn and soybean prices to no-till yield secrets, and more! Check out our best from the web for 2014, and stick around for more great stories and photos in 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/top-10-web-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/top-10-web-2014#comments Corn Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans Tillage GMO Precision Farming Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:11:00 +0000 95221 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Dec. 26, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-dec-26-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The five agriculture stories to read this week offer options for residual herbicides in soybeans, as well as tips for updating your crop yields with the Farm Service Agency under the new farm bill. Read a fertilizer outlook from Rabobank, and hear from Xpert Dan Frieberg about ag data ownership and knowledge. Finally, a happy holidays greeting from the CSD staff.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-dec-26-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-dec-26-2014#comments Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans soybean production Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:28:00 +0000 95151 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Signs of healthy soil http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/signs-healthy-soil <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension soil health specialist, talked about the signs of healthy soil at the Conservation Tillage Conference in December. She says the presence of soil aggregates is a good indicator of healthy soil, as well as earth worms. The color of soil reflects the amount of organic matter, Wick says, noting that lighter soil has less organic matter.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/signs-healthy-soil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/signs-healthy-soil#comments Fertilizer Tillage soil health Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:37:00 +0000 95121 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com