Global Corn Production Higher, Farmers Face Input Supply Disruptions Sep 30, 2021

🕔Sep 30, 2021
Reuters writer Nigel Hunt reported last week that, “The International Grains Council (IGC) on Thursday raised its forecast for the 2021/22 global corn crop, predominately reflecting improved outlooks for the United States and Ukraine. “In its monthly update, the […]

Minnesota: Fall 2021 soil testing considerations for the 2022 growing season Sep 8, 2021

🕔Sep 8, 2021
On top of limiting the yield potential of crops, dry soils also have other important impacts which need to be considered when making nutrient management decisions for future years. Here […]

Seed Treatments: Are They Really Necessary? Jul 16, 2021

🕔Jul 16, 2021
We live in a time of fake news; coverage designed to mislead and advocate one viewpoint. No, I don’t need any scientific citations to back this claim up; we all […]

Ag Economy: Producer Sentiment Falls for 2nd Month; Rising Input Costs a Concern – Ag Barometer Jul 8, 2021

🕔Jul 8, 2021
For the second month in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer declined sharply, falling to a reading of 137, which was 21 points below a month earlier, and the weakest ag producer […]

Farmer Reports: Moisture Divide Deepens Between “Haves” and “Have Nots” – DTN Jun 26, 2021

🕔Jun 26, 2021
If you ever needed evidence that life isn’t fair, the radar maps from the storm systems that have moved across the country this past week should suffice. For some, the […]

Minnesota: Should Corn Growers Consider Polymer-Coated Urea? Oct 21, 2020

🕔Oct 21, 2020
Wetter conditions in recent years have led to more questions about polymer-coated urea. Polymer-coated urea is a urea granule that is coated with a polymer that slows the release of […]

Minnesota: Nitrogen Fertilizer Application Restrictions Beginning Soon Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
A little over a year ago, the Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner signed the Groundwater Protection Rule (GPR) with the goal of minimizing potential sources of nitrate pollution to Minnesota groundwater. One […]

Iowa: Research Reveals Answers Regarding the Use of Liquid Potassium in Rainy Seasons May 27, 2020

🕔May 27, 2020
Iowa State University (ISU) research has evaluated corn and soybean response to preplant potassium (K) fertilizer placement methods and starter since the middle 1990s. These results have been used for […]

Alabama: Fertilizer Input Management in Times of Economic Uncertainty May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
Even as markets continue to fluctuate, farmers continue to farm. Alabama Cooperative Extension System agents and specialists are continuing their work in the field to help producers make educated decisions […]

Even the “Bright Side” of Cheap Oil for Inputs a Lagging Benefit – OpEd Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
Crop production is an energy-intensive business. So, if there’s a silver lining in the collapse in energy prices, it’s the potential for trimming input costs from fuel, to seed, to fertilizer […]

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