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March, 2018


Update from the Field: Stand Up for Wheat

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on March 26, 2018

Evaluating wheat stands early in the spring can be a challenge in a normal year.  We just came out of an extremely dry fall where we experienced very poor germination and reduced stands.  With only a week into spring, we are seeing erratic temperature swings, heavy snow [...]

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Update from the Field: Path of Least Resistance

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on March 19, 2018

The last couple of years we have been inundated with horror stories of herbicide-resistant weeds taking over the countryside. Some of us have had the pleasure of fighting nasty, resistant weeds from burndown to harvest. Some of the weeds that have been documented to have some level of herbicide [...]

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Agronomy Update March 2018

Posted on March 15, 2018
MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

 

Starter Additives Add Up

If we want to bring our yields up to the next level, we need to take a serious look at starter additives.  I’d like to talk about two additives which contain fulvic acid and [...]

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Update from the Field: Damn the Dicamba, Full Speed Ahead

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on March 12, 2018

In the last few months, there has been a major push by both the chemical industry and the extension agencies to “teach” applicators how to apply dicamba properly.  While waiting at meetings to present my slide show, I have had a chance to listen to several [...]

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Update from the Field: Back to Bean Basics

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on March 5, 2018

As my travels take me around the Midwest, I hear more and more farmers deciding to plant soybeans after soybeans.  The USDA estimates soybean acres will be higher than corn acres in 2018.  The majority of additional soybean acres will be coming from wheat or CRP ground, but [...]

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