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.
It starts with a clean and well-prepared planter. Take advantage of these chilly days of February to make sure your planter’s in top form. Consider these tips: