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November, 2018


Update from the Field: Spring into Action this Fall

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 26, 2018

Abundant rain the last couple of months in much of the Cornbelt has promoted the relatively early emergence of winter annual weeds. In particular, the big three turning our fields a nice lush green are marestail, chickweed, and purple deadnettle. In addition, there are perennials out [...]

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Zinc

Posted by: Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist on November 21, 2018

As discussed in the November Agronomy Update, zinc plays a crucial role in crop production. The role of zinc includes, but is not limited to: protein synthesis, seed and grain formation, growth regulation, and cell elongation. Zinc is immobile in the soil, so a constant supply is needed [...]

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Update from the Field: Micronutrients: Not Sexy, but Essential

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 13, 2018

As the title suggests, micronutrient applications are not the most widely talked about in the agriculture industry.  They are not applied or sold by the ton, and you may not even know your crop is deficient.  The term we bat around in the [...]

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Update from the Field: Degrade Your Stalks, Not Your Pocket Book

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 7, 2018

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the up and coming corn crop’s huge yield and highlighted all the corn stover that was going to accompany this crop.  To the delight of the farmers, the huge corn yields did arrive, and as [...]

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Agronomy Update November 2018

Posted on November 5, 2018

MANAGEMENT By: Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist

Farming is variable. Some years are great, and you can throw everything but the kitchen sink at your crop; other years, not as much. When crop prices are less than ideal, nutritional “add-ons” and stimulant-type products are typically [...]

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Update from the Field: White Corn Down!

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 2, 2018

Corn lodging resulting from stalk rot diseases can cause complications during harvest, loss of grain on the ground, and/or grain quality issues. A higher than normal incidence of stalk rot disease is evident in many fields across the Cornbelt this year. Stalk strength is further compromised [...]

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