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October, 2018


Update from the Field: Wonderful Winter Wheat Weather?

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on October 23, 2018

Winter wheat can be a hard crop to grow successfully. As crops start coming off, we need to put planting our wheat seed as priority.  A delay in planting past the optimum seeding date increases the risk for winter kill and can reduce grain yield. [...]

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Update from the Field: El Niño, Nacho Typical Winter

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist and Dani Kusner, Agronomist on October 15, 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed there’s a fifty percent chance of an El Niño weather pattern in the U.S. through November.  The chances of El Niño conditions increase to about seventy percent by the onset [...]

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Don’t Guess, Soil Test

Posted By Dave Dyson, Agronomist and Dani Kusner, Agronomist on October 15, 2018

Soil testing is an invaluable tool to any farmer or ag business concerned with soil or plant health, both of which directly impact yield.  Fall and early winter are the optimum times for soil sampling.  Sampling this time of year allows producers to [...]

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Organics: Indiana Organics are Hot

Posted by Dani Kusner on October 9, 2018

As we move through harvest, I’m reflecting on another strong summer of field days, and I can’t wait until after harvest when we have more time to meet again this winter. This season, some of the most influential gatherings occurred in Indiana. This is a [...]

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Update from the Field: Put Back What You Take

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on October 2, 2018

Record yields have placed higher nutrient demands on the soil, and, if yield trends continue, the demand for soil nutrients will also increase.  The harvest in the southern Cornbelt indicates a huge crop will be taken off the fields this fall.  Early results [...]

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