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Can You Spot a Micronutrient Deficiency?

Jul 16, 2019

Generally, it’s pretty easy to see when stress has taken a toll on crops. But determining what’s causing unhealthy plants sometimes requires extra detective work. Micronutrient deficiencies, for example, are hard to diagnose based on visual symptoms alone. Here are some tips to help you diagnose micronutrient deficiencies as you scout fields.

Randy's Recap- July 12th

Jul 12, 2019

The grain market finished the week very strong with corn breaking  $4.00 cash moving 16 cents higher on the week.  Soybeans moved 36 cents higher and wheat finished up 11 cents.  Most of the market move was opposite of the bearish supply and demand report with more concern over the forecast for hot dry weather.

Randy's Recap- June 28th

Jun 28, 2019

WOW!!!!   A crazy planted acreage report from USDA to finish the week.   For the week, corn dropped 22 cents, soybeans were off 4 cents, and wheat finished up 11 cents. USDA’s June Crop planted acres numbers came in as follows:  

Randy's Recap- June 21st

Jun 21, 2019

The planting delays have been unprecedented in the United States this year.   Actual planted acres will be a big question mark going forward.  Crop condition also remains in question as a big portion of the crop was planted late and that could mean further yield reductions to USDA projections.

June 20th is Fast Approaching..

Jun 17, 2019

The dicamba deadline is three days away, here are your dicamba tolerant and Liberty Link soybean herbicide options:

Get Technical About Nitrogen Management

Jun 13, 2019

Nitrogen management in corn crops is challenging for a number of reasons, one of which is nitrogen’s chemical properties: When in nitrate form, nitrogen is water-soluble, meaning it moves easily with water. If a field receives moderate to heavy rainfall and an abundance of water is moving down through the soil profile, nitrate can easily leach out of the profile along with that water. 

Managing Weeds and Diseases Resulting From Wet Soils

Jun 10, 2019

Rain, rain and more rain. That about sums up the 2019 growing season so far in most regions of the country. Wet soils and unstable temperatures are causing two areas of primary concern:

Calibrate Your Nutrient Management

May 23, 2019

Have you ever received results of an early-season tissue test that indicated your corn was low on nitrogen? If so, did you wonder if it was because you didn’t apply enough or because the plant roots weren’t big enough to take up the nitrogen that you applied?

Zone Soil Sampling Provides Another Layer of Data

May 16, 2019

Variable-rate application is now common practice in agriculture. Farmers are identifying and treating areas of their fields differently based on productivity, targeting input applications to higher-producing areas and potentially reducing them in lower-producing spots. This helps them avoid spending money on achieving yield that is unattainable.

Understanding Tissue Sampling

May 10, 2019

Plants have nutritional needs in order to grow and be healthy. In order to find out if your plant is getting fed the proper amount of nutrients, plant tissue sampling can help you identify nutrient deficiencies in the crop.

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