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.
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.
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
Crop residue in fields tends to hold excess water and can significantly lower soil temperature in the spring. Where excess residue is directly around newly planted seed, it may deprive developing seedlings of essential heat units necessary for rapid emergence.
Which fields are ready to plant first? Often it is the sandier soils as they are first to dry. But sandy soils also have lower water holding capacity and are more porous making them at greater risk from temperature fluctuations.
Using AgVenture’s Security™ Seed Treatments improves your crops’ ability to withstand early season environmental stresses.
Planting before a cold period with rain and/or snow can greatly impede stand establishment and resulting yield potential. Corn seed once in the ground wants to germinate.
Factors that inhibit ideal emergence and promote seedling disease include extended cool and wet conditions or exceptionally dry or crusted seedbeds following planting.
By 2030, it is estimated that 70 percent of all farmland will have changed hands within a two-decade period. A USDA report estimates that in the next 5 years alone, 10 percent of the country’s 911 million acres of farm land will be changing ownership.