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Texas Wheat: Crediting Soil N Can Cut Costs Without Cutting Yield

Texas Wheat: Crediting Soil N Can Cut Costs Without Cutting Yield

👤From Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 10, 2017

One of the foremost questions on many wheat producers’ minds this year is “Will I make any money on wheat?” While it is true wheat prices are down and many budgets are in the red, there are some steps that can

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Minnesota Corn: Fall vs. Spring – When to Apply Phosphorus

Minnesota Corn: Fall vs. Spring – When to Apply Phosphorus

👤By Paulo Pagliari, University of Minnesota Extension Nutrient Management Specialist 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Among the major nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), phosphorus (P) has the least mobility. As the fertilizer granule dissolves, most of the P in the fertilizer will likely only move a couple eighths of an inch away from the granule,

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Georgia Pecans: Cover Crops Are Valuable Additions to Orchards

Georgia Pecans: Cover Crops Are Valuable Additions to Orchards

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Nov 9, 2017

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells recommends planting crimson clover, or a similar cover crop, in pecan orchards to supply much-needed nitrogen and build up organic matter in the soil. Whether used in fields where row crops

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Texas: Aerial Scouting Is Fine, but Soil Health Is the Real Limiting Factor

Texas: Aerial Scouting Is Fine, but Soil Health Is the Real Limiting Factor

👤By Tony Provin and Ronnie Schnell, Texas AgriLife Extension Specialists 🕔Nov 8, 2017

The era of remote sensing, aerial drones, satellite imaging and GPS/GIS has most producers focusing on the visible issues present in their fields.  The Soil Health movement is attempting to increase the awareness of the functions of soil and how

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Oklahoma Wheat: Considerations for Late-Planted Crops

Oklahoma Wheat: Considerations for Late-Planted Crops

👤By David Marburger, Oklahoma State University Extension Small Grains Specialist 🕔Nov 7, 2017

Some producers throughout Oklahoma have been delayed in getting their wheat crop established due to fall armyworm and/or the rainfall we have had throughout October. While we are now outside of the optimum planting window for grain-only wheat production, the

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Florida: Now Is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

Florida: Now Is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

👤By Michael Mulvaney, University of Florida Extension Cropping Systems Specialist 🕔Nov 7, 2017

Your peanut fields are harvested and you’re probably waiting for those last few bolls to bust open to finish cotton harvest. After that, it’s time to soil test! Fertilizer expenses are 46% of your total operational costs in corn in

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Illinois Corn: Timing Fall Nitrogen Applications

Illinois Corn: Timing Fall Nitrogen Applications

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

The substantial rain that fell over central and northern Illinois between October 5 and 15 mostly soaked into the soil that was dried out by crop water use, and harvest has moved back to full speed in most areas. With

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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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Iowa: North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference, Des Moines, Nov. 15-16

Iowa: North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference, Des Moines, Nov. 15-16

👤By John Sawyer, Iowa State University Agronomist 🕔Oct 5, 2017

If you would like to learn more about current soil fertility issues and research being conducted at universities across the North Central region, then consider attending the 47th Annual North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference to be held November 15-16,

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Iowa Corn: Nitrogen Considerations with Dry Conditions in 2017

Iowa Corn: Nitrogen Considerations with Dry Conditions in 2017

👤By Antonio Mallarino and John Sawyer, Iowa State University Extension Agronomists 🕔Aug 31, 2017

The dry conditions in some areas of Iowa in 2017 have raised several soil fertility questions. In some cases, there has been relatively normal crop production and no need for management changes. In other situations with severely damaged crops, there

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