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April, 2019


Update from the Field: Popular Population

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 23, 2019

As the ground warms in mid-April everyone is preparing their planters for the upcoming compressed spring planting season and wondering, “At what population should I drop my corn seed this year?” Corn populations have not always pushed 32,000 plants per acre.  In fact, 40 years ago [...]

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Gypsum 101

Posted on April 22, 2019

Gypsum contains calcium and sulfur and is pH neutral, which means that it will not move pH up or down. Gypsum offers many benefits for improving soil structure in tight, compacted, or high-clay soils. The sulfur in gypsum attaches to magnesium cations that strongly bind soil particles [...]

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Hop into High Yields with Early-Season Foliars

Posted By Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist on April 19, 2019

This spring’s cold, wet weather may cause delayed planting in many areas of the country, providing a rocky start to the beginning of the growing season. To add insult to injury, the above-normal precipitation is leading to an increase in runoff (figure 1), meaning broadcast-applied nutrients [...]

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Update from the Field: Spray Your Wheat, Kill Your Weeds

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 18, 2019

As the soil temperatures start to rise, the wheat crop is coming out of dormancy and will start reaching for the sky. This spring, however, we are seeing reduced stands. This is due to the crop’s delayed emergence last fall following a late harvest of [...]

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Agronomy Update April 2019

Posted on April 12, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

As the days get longer and temperatures rise, the drive to get in the field becomes more overpowering. The long-term forecast shows the higher precipitation pattern that we’ve seen so far this year is likely to persist into spring. In [...]

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Update from the Field: Time in a Bottle

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 4, 2019

As my favorite folk singer, Jim Croce, once mused, “If I could save time in a bottle, if words could make wishes come true”, I’d wish for some dry/warm weather. “But there never seems to be enough time, to do the [...]

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