By Jeff Shaner | Product Technology Manager | Soybean Lead
Maximum yields start with optimal stands. Optimal stands come from precise attention before, during, and following planting.
The efficacy of fungicides in controlling corn diseases is a topic that has been widely debated.
Tar spot is a fungal leaf disease that infects corn leaves and causes lodging and yield losses. It has made an abrupt entrance to Midwest and Florida cornfields in the past couple of years.
Especially when the forecast turns cold and wet, a starter fertilizer may help get the seedlings off to a good start.
Research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln tracked adoption of various precision farming technologies over time. The report showed that respondents clearly see value in adopting precision technologies.
Taproot decline has advanced across the Mid-South since first appearing a decade ago. The disease is caused by the fungus Xylaria sp. It causes seedling death due to taproot rot, stunting, and chlorosis/yellowing of leaves. Where plants are not killed, lower yields result.
Chalk up another win for Waterhemp and a loss for farmers. Waterhemp resistant to Group 15 herbicides (very long chain fatty acid inhibitors) has been documented in Illinois research plots.
Recent rains have challenged southern growers planting plans. AgVenture reminds growers to be steadfast and wait for ideal planting conditions.
Picket fence corn stands – those that are exactingly uniform, have the most potential to produce maximum yields. Even spacing and emergence are of critical importance to maximizing yields.
AgVenture is pleased to offer Enlist E3™ soybeans in its lineup. One of the most advanced technologies in soybeans today, Enlist E3 soybeans offer tolerance to three herbicides: 2,4-D choline in Enlist™ herbicides, glyphosate and glufosinate.
According to the International Fertilizer Association (IFA), total annual fertilizer sales including nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, secondary nutrients, and micronutrient total $180 billion.
Following the partial government shutdown, deadlines for several USDA Farm Service Agency programs have been extended to February 14th.
A new study from University of Illinois may help improve U.S. total yield and grain composition prediction models by estimating total end-season yield by mid-season.
Most soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistant varieties have the same source of resistance, PI88788. While has provided two decades of resistance to SCN, these microscopic parasites are adapting and finding a way around its resistance.
While residue prevents erosion and provides organic matter, it also holds moisture and prevents optimal drying and warming of the seedbed.
Ideal stand establishment starts with placing the right seed into a well-prepared seedbed. The soil temperature in the seed zone is of critical importance to maximizing stand establishment. Soil temperatures at four inches deep do not always increase steadily with time.
Soybean growers who want to protect their crop from some of the biggest yield robbing culprits, Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and SCN have some outstanding protection options available according to A
Seed treatments on soybeans, especially those containing a fungicide, may be of critical importance to stand establishment this year.