Don’t Apply Nitrogen To Corn and Soybean Fields Just Yet Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

Nitrogen management is important because this nutrient is both one of the most expensive inputs in today's farming operations and one that can pose environmental concerns. Whether producers think...

ACRE Program Sign-Up Deadline Approaching Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

Producers who choose ACRE could receive revenue-based payments instead of the price-based counter-cyclical payments under DCP. Revenue-based means that either low prices or low yields could...

Why corn and soybean farmers don't use cover crops Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

Many growers understandably hesitate to add another cost to their operation without knowing how they will benefit from that cost. Seed cost can vary between $12 and $40/acre. Aerial seeding is $10...

Soil Residual Herbicide Options After Soybean, Corn Emergence Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

Herbicides such as Dual II Magnum, Outlook and IntRRO have a wider window of application, and can be applied through the third trifoliate in soybean. Another herbicide within this chemistry,...

Don’t Destroy Soil | Good Soil Structure is the Root of Productivity Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

But even with the best intentions, damage to the soil structure can occur. Perhaps it’s a planting window that’s closing fast, so running a planter over wet soils is the only option. Or, it’s...

Extension Specialists: Spray Fungicide on Corn Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

All states now have some corn in the ground. After no corn planted the week ending April 28, Michigan (5%), Minnesota (2%), North Dakota (1%), South Dakota(7%) and Wisconsin (4%) were able to roll...

3 Best Nitrogen Tests Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

“We can run a test and have results in three minutes,” says Brian Springer, field sales manager for Solum and certified crop adviser based in Illinois. “Our equipment can be mounted in trailers...

How Do You Define Success? Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

“My guesstimate is that farm size will double in five years.” Their goal is to ensure a viable operation for future generations. “Agriculture is running out of excuses for not using standard...

March 2013 Grain Stocks Report: Corn Stocks Down 10% from March 2012, Soybean Stocks Down 27% Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

Off-farm stocks, at 2.73 billion bushels, are down 4% from a year ago. The December 2012-February 2013 indicated disappearance is 2.63 billion bushels, compared with 3.62 billion bushels during...

Online App Tracks, Manages Insect Data in Corn, Soybean Fields Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

"Once someone has subscribed to MyTraps.com, they can input the insect data and the online software program will create insect population line graphs so growers or consultants can target their...

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