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September, 2018


Do Your Spring Cleaning This Fall

Posted on September 26, 2018

Did you know a 200 bu/A corn crop can leave up to 5 tons/A of residue in the field?

Stalk degradation is an essential part of field management. As harvest nears, the question of what to do with corn residue will arise. That residue is [...]

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Update from the Field: Who is the Weed’s Daddy?

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 25, 2018

In the coming weeks, combines will be rolling and this year’s soybean crop will be coming off.  As my travels take me across the Corn Belt, I have noticed areas in mature soybean fields that have been taken over with weeds. These [...]

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Agronomy Update September 2018

Posted on September 24, 2018

MANAGEMENT By Agronomist, Dave Dyson

The Pro Farmer Crop Tour has wrapped up, and they have released their official yield estimate for the 2018 U.S. corn crop.  They have estimated the U.S. corn crop at 177.3 bushel per acre average.  The [...]

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We Love Our Pelletized Products!

Posted on September 19, 2018

With the growing season nearing harvest, it is time to think about fall fertilizer applications, particularly for pH and liming needs. The first step is to take a thorough soil test to measure values of major nutrients (NPK), cations (calcium, magnesium, potassium, hydrogen and sodium), and micronutrients. [...]

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Update from the Field: Trash Talk

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 18, 2018

The Pro Farmer Crop Tour has wrapped up, and they have released their official yield estimate for the 2018 U.S. corn crop.  They have estimated the U.S. corn crop at 177.3 bushel per acre average.  The USDA came out with their estimate [...]

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Update from the Field: Popping Pods

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 11, 2018

We are in the home stretch with harvest just around the corner!  The big question on every producer’s mind is, “How will my soybean plants yield?”  In general, it can be fickle to predict soybean yield because there are [...]

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Update from the Field: Ear it Comes Again

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 4, 2018

Last year I wrote an article named “Ear Comes Trouble” after much of the Corn Belt saw an increase in ear rots.  The huge amount of ear rot last year helped lay down a healthy amount of inoculum that survived and spread to [...]

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