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Ohio: Fall Manure Application Tips

Ohio: Fall Manure Application Tips

👤By Glen Arnold, CCA, and Kevin Elder, Ohio State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

With warmer than normal weather forecast for the next couple of weeks, corn and soybean harvest in Ohio is expected to get back on track. Livestock producers and commercial manure applicators soon will be applying both liquid and solid manure

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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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Michigan: Nutrient Removal Rates by Crop

Michigan: Nutrient Removal Rates by Crop

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

As crops are being harvested and grain is taken to the storage or elevator, it is time to recognize the amount of nutrients that are removed from your field by this grain, particularly the three major macronutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorus

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Michigan: Why Soil Test in the Fall?

Michigan: Why Soil Test in the Fall?

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Soil testing is a best practice recommended by Michigan State University Extension to achieve the desired agronomic, economic and environmental outcomes from fertilizer practices. Timing-wise, there are several advantages to soil test in the fall compared to spring. There is

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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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Fertilizer: Leaving Anhydrous Behind? – DTN

Fertilizer: Leaving Anhydrous Behind? – DTN

👤By Jim Patrico, Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Oct 10, 2017

It’s been three years since Greg Carson and his father, R.J., said goodbye to anhydrous ammonia on their Marion, Iowa, corn and soybean farm. For years prior to that, they’d followed the same rituals as many Iowa corn farmers: anhydrous

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North Alabama Wheat: 20 Production Practices for Higher Yields

North Alabama Wheat: 20 Production Practices for Higher Yields

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Regional Extension Agent 🕔Oct 9, 2017

1. Plant High Quality Seed Farmers think they are saving money by planting bin-run wheat seed, but often it costs them money. Research has shown when a farmer’s seed is of good quality (free of weed seed, undamaged by insects,

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Michigan Soybeans: Avoiding Potassium Deficiency

Michigan Soybeans: Avoiding Potassium Deficiency

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Several soybean farmers have contacted Michigan State University Extension regarding premature yellowing of soybeans. The symptoms observed were yellowing along leaf margins followed by scorching and dieback. Most of this damage was reported from areas that encountered some droughty conditions

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West Texas Cotton: What Is Causing Late Season Defoliation?

West Texas Cotton: What Is Causing Late Season Defoliation?

👤From Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Many cotton fields in the High Plains and Rolling Plains of Texas are experiencing browning or bronzing of the foliage (Figure 1), often accompanied by premature defoliation.  Several leaf spots are commonly associated with such affected foliage.  Different species of

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Nebraska: Managing Nitrogen to Reduce Losses as Nitrous Oxide

Nebraska: Managing Nitrogen to Reduce Losses as Nitrous Oxide

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Oct 2, 2017

Maximizing the opportunity for crops to take up fertilizer nitrogen can boost yields while decreasing the loss of N to the environment. When N fertilizer is emitted into the air from the soil surface as nitrous oxide (N2O) gas, otherwise

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