nitrogen

Farm Data That Makes A Difference

Using Precision Data to Raise Yields

Every year, we track data on our fields and soil types, looking at factors like population, fertilizer and nitrogen applications. In the winter when we do our planning, we look at the results from the previous season and compile them with data from past years. I sit down with the AgVenture team and look at the issues we know affected us.

Get to Know Matthew Paul, AgVenture’s new GM

Matthew Paul recently joined the AgVenture family, taking over the role of general manager. We sat down with him to talk about his background and what he’s looking forward to most about working with AgVenture.

Hey Matthew, welcome to the team! Before joining AgVenture, what was your career background? 

Discovery Group

Not too long ago, Jeremy nominated me for the AgVenture Discovery Group, and it was through that work that we started doing learning blocks. Then quickly we were working together to come up with a lot of maps, throwing a lot of learning blocks out there and researching things that way.

As far as insights, two years ago, after our first go-round with learning blocks, we saw no dampening off from higher populations or nitrogen. In other words, the higher population blocks saw a linear correlation to increased yield. And the same thing with nitrogen—we saw an increased yield.

Devastating June Storms Cause Replanting in Iowa

The June 3rd storm was rather devastating for the crop. We got flat, golf-ball-sized hail, and it ended up being about 3 inches deep by the time it was done hailing. And then it proceeded to rain and storm. It pretty much wiped the whole crop out, so we ended up replanting. Luckily, not all of our fields got hit so hard, but we did have to replant on our two other farms as well.

Early Season in Nebraska

I was planning on starting my planting on the 15th of April, but because of the cold, dry conditions I dragged my feet and didn't start until the 21st. In the first three days we weren’t particularly productive, but in the last three days we finally started to hit our stride. Then the weather shut us down again.

Planting Patience

May 3, 2013 - Submitted by the AgVenture Agronomy Team

With a delay in the planting season in most of our areas, it’s important to keep your patience and stay the course for raising an exceptional corn and soybean crop.  It's all about EAR and POD count regardless of the calendar or " price per bushel".

The number # 1 priority is proper soil conditions.

Regardless of what the weather does, we need to do the right things.

Manage Your Nitrogen – Once, Twice, Three Times a Season

A key component of the Maximum Profit System is knowing that your crop has nitrogen needs to be met during early, mid and late seasons. Nitrogen shouldn't be applied all at once, but rather through a minimum of three separate applications of three different forms. By utilizing a good nitrogen management program, you prepare your field to reach maximum yields.

There are multiple forms of nitrogen available, including:

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