Fertilizer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Which inputs will you cut back in 2016? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/11302015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Prices are still low, and inputs still haven&#39;t met the drop. This may lead farmers to cut inputs in 2016. We&#39;d like to know, compared to your 2015 input expenses, where do you plan to cut the most for 2016? Will you cut back most on fertilizer? Seed? Herbicide? Will you cut across the board? Or, will you stick with 2015 cost levels? Feel free to leave a comment about your choices below!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><form action="/poll/11302015" 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-3781-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3781"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3781" name="choice" value="3781" class="form-radio" /> Reduce herbicide costs</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3791-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3791"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3791" name="choice" value="3791" class="form-radio" /> Reduce seed costs</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3801-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3801"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3801" name="choice" value="3801" class="form-radio" /> Reduce fertilizer costs</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3811-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3811"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3811" name="choice" value="3811" class="form-radio" /> Cut across all inputs (herbicide, seed and fertilizer)</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3821-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3821"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3821" name="choice" value="3821" class="form-radio" /> Maintain 2015 input cost levels</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="102061" 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-yh6UJyLBaxpvi_BFopmFdooeHd51kmem1Cw0nHjAXe0" value="form-yh6UJyLBaxpvi_BFopmFdooeHd51kmem1Cw0nHjAXe0" /> <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> 0 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/11302015#comments Fertilizer Issues Seed Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:37:45 +0000 102061 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Back to the basics: Making variable rate pay http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/back-basics-making-variable-rate-pay <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There are many reasons to variable rate apply lime, but you can’t consider them without an accurate geo-referenced soil sample. It’s a great way to get started and the savings in lime cost by only treating the low pH acres will more than pay for the cost of the soil sample!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/back-basics-making-variable-rate-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/back-basics-making-variable-rate-pay#comments Fertilizer Precision Ag Variable Rate Application Tue, 17 Nov 2015 21:36:00 +0000 101861 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Charles Brutlag/Hemera/ThinkStock West Central Enhances its Industry Leading Performance Guarantee http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/west-central-enhances-its-industry-leading-performance-guarantee <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><b>WILLMAR, Minn. (OCTOBER 23, 2015) </b>&ndash; Today, West Central Distribution announced the launch of their enhanced performance guarantee featuring their advanced chelating agent Levesol&trade;, starter fertilizer Redline&reg;, and IDC-combatting formula Soygreen&reg;.</p> <p>Targeted to growers pursuing new and innovative techniques to maximize yields with proven inputs, the guarantees promise a yield increase per acre return for growers who use one of these products next year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/west-central-enhances-its-industry-leading-performance-guarantee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101651 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com U2U corn nitrogen management tool updated, expanded http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/u2u-corn-nitrogen-management-tool-updated-expanded <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. &ndash; The Purdue University-based <a href="https://mygeohub.org/groups/u2u">Useful to Usable</a> climate initiative is taking some of the guesswork out of crop nitrogen management for more farmers by expanding its Corn Split N tool to include all Corn Belt states.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/u2u-corn-nitrogen-management-tool-updated-expanded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Fertilizer Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101661 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com New Sensor Platforms Change the Face of Soil Mapping http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/new-sensor-platforms-change-face-soil-mapping <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>SALINA, KS &ndash; Veris Technologies recently introduced its new U Series and I Series of on-the-go soil sensors, developed to simplify the process of mapping and managing soil variability. The platforms, which can be pulled by a UTV and mounted to tillage tools, both boast two soil sensors that map organic matter and soil texture (EC). These maps are created by collecting soil measurements every second and geo-referencing them with GPS, which is then used to drive precision agriculture applications from seeding to fertility.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/new-sensor-platforms-change-face-soil-mapping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Precision Ag Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101681 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com #ICYMI: Top stories from October 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/icymi-top-stories-october-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In case you missed it: Here are our most-read stories from October 2015. From tillage's impact on soil health to new equipment, soil fertility management to dropping high-priced land leases, these stories appealed to farmers for their tips, insight and information.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/icymi-top-stories-october-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/icymi-top-stories-october-2015#comments Corn Equipment Fertilizer Tillage Tillage Fri, 06 Nov 2015 20:06:00 +0000 101441 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Oct. 23, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-23-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, take in some online agronomy classes and get new tips for phosphorus application. Read about the latest rules for drone use and get out to sample for SCN. Finally, take some time to set Subway straight and share some reliable farm information about antibiotic use in livestock.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-23-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-23-2015#comments Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Management Sat, 24 Oct 2015 03:04:00 +0000 101281 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Soil fertility management tips http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/soil-fertility-management-tips <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Here are some tips, ideas and general nutrient management practices from experts across the nutrient industry, from organizations to chemical companies to Extension experts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/soil-fertility-management-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/soil-fertility-management-tips#comments Fertilizer Crops Sat, 24 Oct 2015 02:47:00 +0000 101271 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Oct. 16, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-16-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 agriculture stories to read this week, learn about an online tool to help you with nitrogen decisions and get insight into risky cash rent situations. Read a report about the need for increasing agriculture production by 2025 and get tips for applying nitrogen this fall. Finally, enjoy the cranberry harvest.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-16-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-16-2015#comments Fertilizer Nitrogen Fri, 16 Oct 2015 21:51:00 +0000 101201 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Soybean fertility yield boost http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/soybean-fertility-yield-boost <div class="field-deck"> New research shows extra phosphorus can increase yields even in high-testing soils. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Applying extra phosphorus so it isn’t yield-limiting has been worth about 3.5 bushels/acre in Fred Below’s research on adequate to high-testing soils in his plots from 2012 to 2014. “Phosphorus is the biggest single factor in driving yield increases in the past three years of our studies,” he says.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/soybean-fertility-yield-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/soybean-fertility-yield-boost#comments Fertilizer Soybeans Phosphorus Mon, 12 Oct 2015 21:23:00 +0000 101111 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Extra fertilizer, including phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen and several micronutrients, resulted in faster-growing, greener soybeans in University of Illinois plots.&nbsp;</p> Photo: University of Illinois