Fertilizer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 11, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-11-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Herbicide rotation, clover as nitrogen source, farm bill decisions, GMO labels and found cell phone. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This installment of 5 Agriculture stories to read reminds growers to adhere to herbicide rotation, and offers new research about using clover as a nitrogen source for corn. There is also help for making farm bill decisions regarding yield updates, and information on GMO safety and labeling, and the consumer's willingness to pay for it. Finally, read about a farmer who lost his cell phone in a grain bin, and had it turn up in Japan.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-11-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-11-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Issues GMO Farm Bill Herbicides Nitrogen Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:25:00 +0000 92071 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 3, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-3-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Corn diseases, white mold risk, flooded land replant, nutrient deficiencies and “Farmer” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This installment of 5 Agriculture stories to read offers information on corn diseases, as well as white mold. Also read tips on replanting flooded land to keep soil in condition, and see photos to help diagnose nutrient deficiencies. Finally, as we celebrate Independence Day, enjoy the Dodge Ram Super Bowl commercial, "Farmer."</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-3-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-3-2014#comments Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Conditions and Diseases Crops Flooding Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:42:00 +0000 91921 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Estimate nitrogen losses in wet corn fields http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/estimate-nitrogen-losses-wet-corn-fields <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>John Sawyer, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, says that wet soils in June are more conducive to nitrate loss, reminding growers that corn plants “do not respond well to saturated soils, and therefore can express symptoms similar to N deficiency when they really are showing excess water stress.”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/estimate-nitrogen-losses-wet-corn-fields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/estimate-nitrogen-losses-wet-corn-fields#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Flooding Nitrogen Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:42:00 +0000 91841 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Signs of nutrient deficiency in corn, soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/signs-nutrient-deficiency-corn-soybeans <div class="field-byline"> Source: PotashCorp eKonomics </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Nutrient deficiency in corn or soybeans can be seen just by looking at the plant. Problems in the upper and lower canopy can signify micro and macronutrient deficiencies, respectively. Discoloration can mean a shortage in potassium or nitrogen and stunted plant growth can also signify a nutrient shortage.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/signs-nutrient-deficiency-corn-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/signs-nutrient-deficiency-corn-soybeans#comments Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Nitrogen Potassium Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:28:00 +0000 91711 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Unique nitrogen-sidedress system shows promise http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/unique-nitrogen-sidedress-system-shows-promise <div class="field-deck"> Initial farm trial shows response to closer nitrogen placement and late V14 application. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new system for sidedressing nitrogen may increase yield by 20-30% per unit of rescue nitrogen by placing the nitrogen closer to the roots. Combine this with later sidedressing (V14-18), closer to peak plant need, and you have a recent on-farm replicated strip trial conducted by The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) On-Farm Network. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/unique-nitrogen-sidedress-system-shows-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/unique-nitrogen-sidedress-system-shows-promise#comments Fertilizer Fertilizer Nitrogen Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:40:00 +0000 91571 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Y Drop attaches to the boom of most high-clearance sprayers, delivering nitrogen 2-3 inches on either side of the corn plant close to roots. It can accommodate plant heights through the growing season. This may be a possible answer to managing Mother Nature&rsquo;s challenges in late-season nitrogen delivery.</p> Photo: Y Drop Think differently on nitrogen four Rs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/think-differently-nitrogen-four-rs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Answers are unfolding to our nitrogen nightmares, but they beg for thinking differently. Of the four Rs of nitrogen BMPs (the right Rate, Time, Place, Source), most research addresses nitrogen Rate. Placement and timing are the next wave of nitrogen solutions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/bottom-line">Bottom Line</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/think-differently-nitrogen-four-rs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/think-differently-nitrogen-four-rs#comments Fertilizer Nitrogen Bottom Line Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:17:00 +0000 91561 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, June 6, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-6-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Corn hail damage, China buys soybeans, fertilizer outlook, U.S. pesticide use and farmer version of Beanie Babies </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This installment of 5 ag stories to read offers tips on assessing early-planted corn hail damage. Consider global fertilizer outlook and Chinese purchase of soybeans, as well as pesticide use in U.S. agriculture for the past five decades. And, have a little fun with a new soybean meme!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-6-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-6-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Soybeans China corn production Fertilizers Pesticides Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00:38:00 +0000 91451 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips for sidedressing nitrogen on corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/tips-sidedressing-nitrogen-corn <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Spoon-feeding nitrogen makes agronomic and economic sense. These guidelines will help you get the best return on your nitrogen investment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/tips-sidedressing-nitrogen-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/tips-sidedressing-nitrogen-corn#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:27:00 +0000 91321 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>John Haarstad&rsquo;s urea-sidedress bar can also be used as a deep bander by moving the row units 15 inches. Designed and built by Sheldon Stevermer, a Wells, Minn., farmer and B&amp;D Metalworks engineer, the 30-ft. bar extends to 40 and 45 ft. and pulls a Montag 9-ton steerable cart. The openers are Dawn 6000s. This is Haarstad&rsquo;s first year sidedressing. Based in Carlisle, Minn., he is skip-row sidedressing on 60-inch centers. Skip-row sidedressing is endorsed by the <a href="http://extension.cropsci.illinois.edu/handbook/pdfs/chapter09.pdf" target="_blank">University of Illinois</a> (pdf, page 15) because it avoids injecting N into a wheel track, where N losses can be greatest, and using a smaller tractor means less compaction.</p> Photo: John Haarstad 3 tips for more efficient nitrogen application to corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/3-tips-more-efficient-nitrogen-application-corn <div class="field-byline"> Source: DuPont Pioneer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New research is showing nitrogen applications to corn are most beneficial when the plant needs it: before planting and during growing season by tassel. Studies from DuPont Pioneer and Iowa State University show that newer corn hybrids need nitrogen available later into the growing period.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/3-tips-more-efficient-nitrogen-application-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/3-tips-more-efficient-nitrogen-application-corn#comments Fertilizer Nitrogen Thu, 08 May 2014 18:46:00 +0000 90791 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read on April 29, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-29-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Fine-tune sprayers, nitrogen management, on-farm experiments, weed resistance and #WeAreFarming </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Here are five agriculture stories you should check out today. From taking time to tune up equipment and refine weed and nitrogen management to yield gains from on-farm experiments, along with a fun farming parody on YouTube, these are articles you should read (or watch) while you're waiting to get in the field.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-29-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-29-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Equipment Fertilizer Soybeans Crops Nitrogen Weeds Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:07:00 +0000 90631 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com