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High Oleic Soybeans – Will 2018 Be the Breakthrough Year? – DTN

High Oleic Soybeans – Will 2018 Be the Breakthrough Year? – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 20, 2017

High oleic soybeans have been waiting in the wings of American agriculture for five years. Companies hope 2018 will be their breakthrough year. Monsanto’s Vistive Gold soybeans will see a full commercial launch next year, after the trait’s long-awaited Chinese

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Minnesota: 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Fall Soil Sampling

Minnesota: 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Fall Soil Sampling

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

1. Sample at the correct depth We calibrate soil test results to a specific sampling depth, so it’s important to get this right. Immobile plant nutrients tend to accumulate near the soil surface, so shallow sample depths can inflate results.

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Minnesota: Inhibitors for Fall Nitrogen Application

Minnesota: Inhibitors for Fall Nitrogen Application

👤By Jeff Vetsch, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Scientist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Soil temperatures are dropping and moving toward the 50 degree threshold for fall nitrogen applications. If you’re thinking about fall applications, should you use an inhibitor? Our research shows that nitrification inhibitors can protect fall nitrogen against loss and increase the

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Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN

👤By DTN Staff 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Corn and soybean harvest continued to slip further behind the average pace during the week ended Oct. 8, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report issued Tuesday. The report was delayed from its normal Monday release due to the Columbus

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Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Updated Recommendations for Micronutrients

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Updated Recommendations for Micronutrients

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Micronutrients are elements essential to plant growth and development, but in smaller amounts than the big nutrient players like N, P and K. Where the big guys get taken up in pounds per acre by the plant, we measure micronutrient

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USDA Weekly Crop Progress Summary, September 26 – DTN

USDA Weekly Crop Progress Summary, September 26 – DTN

👤By Anthony Greder, DTN Managing Editor, and Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Corn and soybean harvest and winter wheat planting all lagged the five-year average pace during the week ended Sept. 24, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress and Condition report issued Monday. USDA estimated that 51% of corn was mature as

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Soil Health Scouting: Drones, Satellites, Airplanes and Boots on the Ground – DTN

Soil Health Scouting: Drones, Satellites, Airplanes and Boots on the Ground – DTN

👤By Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Sep 22, 2017

A mysterious deep-green rectangle convinced Randy Jax that aerial imaging had the potential to improve his farm. His family had grid-mapped its fields near Adams, Minnesota, for 15-plus years, and Jax thought he knew almost all there was to know

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Minnesota: How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss from Leaching

Minnesota: How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss from Leaching

👤By Nora Nolden, University of Minnesota 🕔Sep 21, 2017

The nitrogen cycle dictates the form and movement of nitrogen in the soil and in plants. Given adequate time and temperature, nitrogen in the soil will convert to the nitrate form, which is susceptible to loss in two pathways: denitrification,

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Minnesota: Dicamba – Resistant Weeds Need More Than Herbicides for Control

Minnesota: Dicamba – Resistant Weeds Need More Than Herbicides for Control

👤By Jeff Gunsolus, Lisa Behnken, and Fritz Breitenbach, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

As you strategize future weed management plans, we would like for all of us to rethink the dicamba issue. Think about what brought on this issue in the first place: weed resistance to multiple groups of herbicides.

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Farmland Values: 2017 Iowa Land Survey; NASS Cash Rent County Estimates

Farmland Values: 2017 Iowa Land Survey; NASS Cash Rent County Estimates

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 18, 2017

Iowa Farmland Values Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “After three years of decline, Iowa farmland values bumped nearly 3 percent higher this year, but experts say it’s unlikely a signal the ag downturn has

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