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Pennsylvania: Heavy Spring Storms Can Cause Soil Management Problems

Pennsylvania: Heavy Spring Storms Can Cause Soil Management Problems

👤By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Jun 21, 2017

This spring has brought a lot of rain, some of which came down in heavy downpours. The rain is a blessing but can be a curse too. Recharging soil water reserves is a blessing. This sets the stage for success

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Alabama Cotton, Peanuts: Excessive Rainfall May Cause Field Issues

Alabama Cotton, Peanuts: Excessive Rainfall May Cause Field Issues

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Producers from all areas of Alabama have had planting or harvesting delays and are now making management decisions based on excessive rainfall. The summer months of 2016 ended in a late-season drought that devastated some row crops and forced cattle

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Ohio: 3 Extension Field Days in July

Ohio: 3 Extension Field Days in July

👤By Harold Watters, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 20, 2017

It has been an interesting spring. Have questions? We may have the answers; we certainly want to have a discussion. Come to one or all three field days in July. Put these dates on your calendar and plan to attend.

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Cover Crops: Get a Plan To Avoid Nitrogen Tie-Up – DTN

Cover Crops: Get a Plan To Avoid Nitrogen Tie-Up – DTN

👤By Daniel Davidson, DTN Contributing Agronomist 🕔Jun 20, 2017

One of the many benefits promised by cover crops is their potential to scavenge nitrogen from the soil in the fall, winter and early spring and in doing so lessen nitrogen (N) leaching. However, covers crops, particularly those high in

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Minnesota Corn: 4 Tips for Accurate Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Tests

Minnesota Corn: 4 Tips for Accurate Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Tests

👤By Fabian Fernandez and Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT) is a tool for making decisions on supplemental nitrogen application. Taken during June prior to side-dress N application around the V6 stage of corn growth, the PSNT offers a way to assess insufficient N in

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Florida Corn: Late-Summer Legume Cover Crops

Florida Corn: Late-Summer Legume Cover Crops

👤By Michael Mulvaney, University of Florida 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Integrating summer cover crops into rotations Corn harvest is around the corner.  What will you do with the land after harvest?  You can leave it fallow, or you can plant late summer cover crop to provide benefits for future crops

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Texas Wheat Farmer Protects His Soil Until Commodity Prices Improve

Texas Wheat Farmer Protects His Soil Until Commodity Prices Improve

👤By Dee Ann Littlefield, NRCS Public Affairs Specialist 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Tommy Henderson says the wheat market is going to turn around. In fact he is banking on it. Not with his banker, but with his soil. With the wheat futures market so low, the Byers, Texas farmer doesn’t think he

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Ohio: Wet Planting Season Means Compaction Issues – Side-Wall and Pinch Row

Ohio: Wet Planting Season Means Compaction Issues – Side-Wall and Pinch Row

👤By John Fulton, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 6, 2017

2017 has been a “wet” spring for planting which also can cause compaction issues; side-wall and pinch-row compaction. Compaction of any kind can lead to emergence issues and possible yield loss. Identifying compaction is the first step in understanding the

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Illinois Corn: Positive Signs for Nitrogen

Illinois Corn: Positive Signs for Nitrogen

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 2, 2017

The welcome return to Illinois of drier and warmer weather has allowed most of the remaining crops to be planted, and has brought a lot of improvement to the corn crop that struggled through cool, wet weather during the first

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Cotton: Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Supply

Cotton: Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Supply

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 24, 2017

Iconic American denim brand Wrangler today announced the launch of a pilot program to help U.S. cotton farmers reach the next level in sustainable growing practices. The announcement took place at the Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit, where Wrangler co-hosted the

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