It's the time of year to review what we've been thinking different about at Corn + Soybean Digest. From organic matter and crop sensors to variable seeding and nitrogen tests, along with narrow rows and cover crops, the first three issues of CSD brought lots of opportunity to think different about the way you farm.
It’s non-GMO month, say natural food retailers. Really. Kind of a crazy irony, as you and your peers harvest millions of GMO crop acres. These are the same grains that we all have consumed in food for more than 17 years -- without a single instance of adverse health or environmental effects....More
Before you run that combine through every acre of your fields, I’d highly recommend reading “Resistant Palmer amaranth hits the Midwest." This weed is a game changer, and if left unchecked without multiple herbicide modes of control, you can literally lose a field in three years’ time....More
While you may not give much of a hoot to how magazines look or how they serve up stories and what not, it’s our job to pay attention to that stuff. We like to match your passion for yield with our passion for a great word/photo/data package that you can’t put down (even after the flush and the air freshener mist)....More
Delegating field operations and accounting activities to dedicated employees frees up Reid Weiland's time to think strategically about how to grow and sustain his Garner, Iowa, corn and soybean farm....More
It’s not often a five-page letter from a farmer crosses my desk, even though it is obviously a typewriter-written, mass-mailed letter addressed to “magazine officials.” It was a letter from Vernon Bowman, a 74-year-old farmer from Sandborn, Ind. He outlined his use of commodity soybeans purchased from a local elevator to use as inexpensive double-crop soybean seed, and the subsequent legal actions taken against him by Monsanto....More
It's all about a Think Different approach with the valuable resource that some farmers and investors are paying upwards of $15,000/acre. It's about the need to rebuild and improve the natural biological processes in your soil, so you and your landlord can gain greater efficiency and return on investment....More
Over the last year, we've done our best to help our readers Think Different. From management practices to conservation to global competition to data management, we're striving to give you the best. Here's a recap of our favorite Think Different stories from the August, September and October issues.
Over the last year, we've done our best to help our readers Think Different. From management practices to conservation to global competition to data management, we're striving to give you the best. Here's a recap of our favorite Think Different stories from the Late February, March and April issues.
When I became editor last December, we began a journey steeped in a different philosophy – to find the best "Think Different" topics as well as sources for our stories. Our aim at Corn & Soybean Digest (CSD) is not to change our popular editorial emphasis on maximizing production and marketing for profit. It's all about how we look beyond the norm, beyond the average ways we do things. We all can learn when we push ourselves outside our comfort zone....More