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February, 2018


Which Starter Fertilizer is Right for You?

Posted on February 20, 2018

A proper fertility program can help to increase profit potential, mitigate risk, and protect investments. With so many options to choose from, you may be wondering how to choose the best option for your operation. We suggest a multi-step approach.

 

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Update from the Field: What are the 4Rs?

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on February 19, 2018

In the past few years, excess nutrients in our watersheds have been causing havoc where they converge.  We see large concentrations of phosphorus in Lake Erie causing algae blooms and large concentrations of nitrates in the Gulf of Mexico causing a “dead zone” the size of [...]

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Update from the Field: Take a Stand on Corn Population

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on February 12, 2018

 In recent years we have been told, by seed companies, that seeding population has a direct relation with yield. I somewhat agree with that statement. When we increase the population evenly we will increase yield, but will yield continue to increase indefinitely? Technology has made it [...]

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Agronomy Update February 2018

Posted on February 12, 2018

MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

Prepay season seems to be winding down across the corn belt, but before the talk goes completely away from inputs, let’s have a discussion about additives in your starter. 

The term starter can have many meanings to [...]

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Update from the Field: Future of Agronomy

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on February 5, 2018

Since November, I have been traveling around to The Andersons Farm Centers and Grain facilities talking about the future of agronomy and agriculture. As of December 2017, the world population is 7.9 billion. The United Nations estimates the world is currently growing at a rate 1.09% per year. If that current rate [...]

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