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Minnesota Corn: Using Soil Tests to Effectively Manage P and K

Minnesota Corn: Using Soil Tests to Effectively Manage P and K

πŸ‘€By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota 🕔May 16, 2017

With high crop yields in recent years, many producers wonder how much applied fertilizer is enough to hold soil tests at a desired value. Fertilizer ROI depends on the soil’s ability to supply a portion of a crop’s nutrient needs.

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Midwest Soybeans: IPM Best Strategy for Soybean Aphid Management, Says Study

Midwest Soybeans: IPM Best Strategy for Soybean Aphid Management, Says Study

πŸ‘€By Shari Finnell, Purdue University 🕔May 16, 2017

About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the United States in 2017 β€” a record high, according to the USDA. Research published in the April 2017 issue of Pest Management Science indicates that many of these soybean

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Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Will Late Planting Cause and Acreage Shift?

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Will Late Planting Cause and Acreage Shift?

πŸ‘€By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois, farmdocDaily 🕔May 10, 2017

Recent wet, cool weather has raised concerns about delays in planting, which could then lead to a switch in planting from corn to soybeans. From an economics standpoint, the decision to switch to soybeans likely will be dictated by how

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Midwest and Plains Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

Midwest and Plains Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

πŸ‘€By Emily Unglesbee and Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporters 🕔May 9, 2017

USDA downgraded the winter wheat condition only marginally in its weekly Crop Progress and Conditions report, despite reports of widespread damage from the Plains. Continued wet and cool weather in parts of the Corn Belt continued to hamper fieldwork, and

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Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

πŸ‘€By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔May 4, 2017

Since 2012, many areas in the greater Midwest had county corn and soybean yields that have exceeded trend yields by a large margin. These areas include much of Illinois, southern Wisconsin, eastern Nebraska, Kentucky, southern Indiana, and southern Ohio. On

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Minnesota Soil Health: How the Nitrogen Cycle Affects Fall N Availability

Minnesota Soil Health: How the Nitrogen Cycle Affects Fall N Availability

πŸ‘€By Greg Klinger and Anne Struffert, University of Minnesota 🕔May 3, 2017

Many farmers are wondering the same thing this time of year: How much of my fall-applied nitrogen is still available in the soil? To answer that question, we need to consider the nitrogen cycle. Here’s a quick refresher. Three dominant

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Minnesota: Corn, Soybean Planting When It’s Cold and Wet

Minnesota: Corn, Soybean Planting When It’s Cold and Wet

πŸ‘€By By Jeff Coulter, Seth Naeve, and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota 🕔May 2, 2017

Unseasonably cold temperatures, wet conditions, and potentially snow are impacting corn and soybean planting in much of the Upper Midwest. The regional climate service partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture released the following

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Minnesota: It’s Not All About Herbicides – 3 Key Tactics for Managing Weeds

Minnesota: It’s Not All About Herbicides – 3 Key Tactics for Managing Weeds

🕔Apr 26, 2017

Weed management tools can be divided into three main categories: mechanical, cultural, and chemical. Historically in conventional systems, chemical control options, or herbicides, have been relied on heavily.

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Spring Wheat Planting Behind in 5 Key States – DTN

Spring Wheat Planting Behind in 5 Key States – DTN

πŸ‘€By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Spring wheat planting was behind in five of the key growing states as of April 16, with Idaho and Washington significantly behind, followed by Minnesota and then North Dakota and Montana, according to last week’s USDA Crop Progress report. If

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Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

πŸ‘€By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 21, 2017

From Missouri to Minnesota and in between, many planting efforts are stalled thanks to cool, soggy conditions. Farmers are finishing up burndown and pre-emergence herbicide sprays as well as fertilizer applications. Jeff Littrell, who farms with his son in southeast

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