Fertilizer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en 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 Building soil organic carbon has value to crops http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/building-soil-organic-carbon-has-value-crops <div class="field-deck"> Life in the soil may be more complex than you think. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>"Planning cropping strategies to build carbon is the next step," says Doug Hanson, who farms with his father and uncle in northeastern Illinois. "Improving carbon is a big part of the biological side of no-till and now cover crops. As a producer, carbon hasn't been something I've focused on, but we need to start asking more questions about it."</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/building-soil-organic-carbon-has-value-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/building-soil-organic-carbon-has-value-crops#comments Fertilizer Tillage Gold soil health Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:27:00 +0000 95101 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Think Different: Best of 2014, Part 3 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/think-different-best-2014-part-3 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In this third installment of our best stories from 2014, farmers learned the best ways to seed cover crops and how high-moisture corn can offer a yield boost. There were also stories about tillage: spring vs. fall strip till, and using tillage to control herbicide resistant weeds. Of course there were data insights, from soil maps to farming smarter with big data. Nitrogen application tips were offered, as well as a strategy for lean years on the farm. All of these stories helped readers and farmers Think Different about their operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/think-different-best-2014-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/think-different-best-2014-part-3#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Precision Ag Tillage corn harvest cover crops Strip Till Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:58:00 +0000 95021 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Robot attempts nitrogen sidedress, cover crop seeding http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/robot-attempts-nitrogen-sidedress-cover-crop-seeding <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A big challenge – nitrogen management – could have a small solution. Rowbot Systems, a Minneapolis startup company, has developed an multi-platform robot that, among other things, can side-dress nitrogen in tall corn. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/robot-attempts-nitrogen-sidedress-cover-crop-seeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/robot-attempts-nitrogen-sidedress-cover-crop-seeding#comments Corn Fertilizer Precision Ag Nitrogen Technology Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:41:00 +0000 94971 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>The autonomous Rowbot uses sophisticated sensors to navigate. It can apply in-season nitrogen and perform other field tasks, such as seeding cover crops into tall corn. The new technology is being developed by Rowbot Systems, a Minneapolis startup company.</p> Photo: Rowbot Systems 5 Agriculture stories to read, Dec. 5, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-dec-5-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The five agriculture stories to read this week includes a new tool for farmers to use when making nitrogen application decisions, and it's used on the computer. There's also research showing soybean yield when double cropping vs. relay intercropping soybeans and wheat. Read about the possible impact crop insurance may have on ag land values, and how one farming family has success with marketing goals. Finally, enjoy a nice piece in The New York Times about agriculture and data.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-dec-5-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-dec-5-2014#comments Fertilizer Marketing Precision Ag Soybeans Nitrogen Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:41:00 +0000 94821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Think Different: Best of 2014, Part 1 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/think-different-best-2014-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>As we look back on 2014, we remember some of our best stories, tips and ideas from farmers. Included in this first Best Of installment are ideas about data management and using and sharing that data to farm smarter, better. There are conservation ideas and soil health tips. Read about biotic fertilizers, and tips for telling your farm story. All of these stories offer farmers the chance to Think Different about their operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/think-different-best-2014-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/think-different-best-2014-part-1#comments Conservation Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:48:00 +0000 94791 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 104-bushel soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/104-bushel-soybeans <div class="field-deck"> Northern Illinois farmer Dan Arkels credits weather, genetics and plant health. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Northern Illinois is not the first place you’d expect to see 100-bushel soybeans. But Peru, Ill., farmer Dan Arkels yielded 104 bushels per acre on his 30-acre Illinois Soybean Association Yield Challenge plot in LaSalle County, a 15-bushel increase above the previous Illinois record.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/104-bushel-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/104-bushel-soybeans#comments Fertilizer Soybeans Gold soybean production Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:33:00 +0000 94781 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">As much as Dan Arkels, Peru, Ill., values topping 100-bushel soybeans, it&rsquo;s notable that his yield contest field is profitable.</span></p> Photo: Illinois Soybean Association