Fertilizer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Crop scouting with satellites and smartphones http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-scouting-satellites-and-smartphones <div class="field-deck"> Zachary Yoder got a jump-start on treating grasshoppers from a smartphone alert. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In late July, Zachary Yoder trudged into tasseling 8-foot tall corn to ground-truth his first-ever smartphone message alerting him that satellite imagery had detected an unusual area in the irrigated field.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-scouting-satellites-and-smartphones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-scouting-satellites-and-smartphones#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Soybeans corn production Crops Electronics and digital equipment Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:14:00 +0000 102811 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>A FarmLogs crop health alert highlighted in yellow to orange is generated by comparing current multi-spectral satellite imagery with imagery from the same field over the previous five growing seasons.&nbsp;</p> Photo: FarmLogs Looking forward: Fertilizer strategy, climate extremes, water management http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/looking-forward-fertilizer-strategy-climate-extremes-water-management <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I like to take time every December to reflect on the past year, as well as weigh changes for the coming year and beyond. I know there are big profit challenges ahead — while facing greater weather extremes.</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/looking-forward-fertilizer-strategy-climate-extremes-water-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/looking-forward-fertilizer-strategy-climate-extremes-water-management#comments Fertilizer Think Different Think Different Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:04:00 +0000 102351 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Use data to guide fertilizer application http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/use-data-guide-fertilizer-application <div class="field-deck"> Feed the A zones plenty </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Use your yield data and fertility data to guide your applications. Don’t be afraid to feed your A zones plenty!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/use-data-guide-fertilizer-application" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/use-data-guide-fertilizer-application#comments Fertilizer Precision Ag Data Decisions Precision Farming Crops Mon, 21 Dec 2015 20:45:00 +0000 102341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Finance tips, price outlook, fertilizer efficiency and more http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/finance-tips-price-outlook-fertilizer-efficiency-and-more <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, read some resolutions to help farm finances in 2016, as well as a price outlook for the coming year. Learn about a change in farm program payments and how data can help make your fertilizer more efficient. Finally, enjoy a list of reasons Santa is similar to farmers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/finance-tips-price-outlook-fertilizer-efficiency-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/finance-tips-price-outlook-fertilizer-efficiency-and-more#comments Fertilizer Issues Management Sat, 19 Dec 2015 01:21:00 +0000 102331 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Best stories of 2015: Fertilizer application, tillage, agronomics, management practices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/best-stories-2015-fertilizer-application-tillage-agronomics-management-practices <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Agronomic practices, fertilizer application, tillage and low prices (and how to deal with them) were just a few hot topics on our website in 2015. Check out these most-read stories; a lot of it will be helpful to know for 2016.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/best-stories-2015-fertilizer-application-tillage-agronomics-management-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/best-stories-2015-fertilizer-application-tillage-agronomics-management-practices#comments Corn Fertilizer Tillage Sidedress Management Fri, 18 Dec 2015 23:49:00 +0000 102321 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Fertilizer costs could be lower in 2016 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/fertilizer-costs-could-be-lower-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Implied fertilizer costs in December 2015 are lower than in all years since 2009, suggesting that fertilizer costs in 2016 could be lower than in recent years. Current projections put fertilizer costs in 2016 about $10 per acre lower than in 2015. If fertilizer prices continue to decrease, this cost decrease could become larger.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/fertilizer-costs-could-be-lower-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/fertilizer-costs-could-be-lower-2016#comments Fertilizer Crops Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:58:00 +0000 102301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Deep soil data helps boost productivity http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/deep-soil-data-helps-boost-productivity <div class="field-deck"> Knowledge of 60 data layers within 4-foot deep soil profile may help fine-tune management zones. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As Woodrill Farms looks for ways to boost productivity, it is taking a deep-down look at soils to help drive decisions it hopes will help it maintain or boost its current year-over-year trend-line average corn yield increase.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/deep-soil-data-helps-boost-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/deep-soil-data-helps-boost-productivity#comments Conservation Corn Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans Data Soil Thu, 17 Dec 2015 19:57:00 +0000 102291 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Sample SIS maps show four of 65 data layers that help analyze a soil&rsquo;s productivity and the potential for improvement.</p> Photo: Trimble Best galleries of 2015: New tractors, mobile apps for farming, tillage, land values, soil fertility and more http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/best-galleries-2015-new-tractors-mobile-apps-farming-tillage-land-values-soil-fertility-an <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>As farmers worked hard in 2015 to produce crops, we worked hard to bring you the best stories and information to help you farm smarter, and be more profitable. From new farm equipment to mobile apps to use on the farm, soil fertility tips to land values and other tips to make harvest better, we've offered a plethora of information in our galleries this year. Here are the top galleries for 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/best-galleries-2015-new-tractors-mobile-apps-farming-tillage-land-values-soil-fertility-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/best-galleries-2015-new-tractors-mobile-apps-farming-tillage-land-values-soil-fertility-an#comments Corn Equipment Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans Tillage corn production soybean production Fri, 11 Dec 2015 22:48:00 +0000 102231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips for adjusting fertilizer rates when crop prices are low http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/tips-adjusting-fertilizer-rates-when-crop-prices-are-low <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Antonio Mallarino, Iowa State University agronomist, firmly believes that farmers should not cut or reduce phosphorus, potassium or lime application rates in low-testing soils, where yield increases and profits from fertilizer or liming are very likely even with unfavorable prices. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/tips-adjusting-fertilizer-rates-when-crop-prices-are-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/tips-adjusting-fertilizer-rates-when-crop-prices-are-low#comments Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Wed, 09 Dec 2015 22:59:00 +0000 102211 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Managing glyphosate resistance, cover crop termination, saving nitrogen costs and more http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/managing-glyphosate-resistance-cover-crop-termination-saving-nitrogen-costs-and-more <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, read some research about managing glyphosate resistance with pre and post herbicide applications and about terminating cereal rye cover crops right before soybean planting. See how big data can add value to agriculture and learn how no-till can save on nitrogen costs. Finally, enjoy a farm-themed Christmas light display.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/managing-glyphosate-resistance-cover-crop-termination-saving-nitrogen-costs-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/managing-glyphosate-resistance-cover-crop-termination-saving-nitrogen-costs-and-more#comments Conservation Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Precision Ag cover crops Data Nitrogen Resistant Weeds Fri, 04 Dec 2015 23:52:00 +0000 102151 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com