Ag Conservation on Working Lands – What Practices Are Farmers Using?

🕔Jan 9, 2019The USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) recently released a report title, “Agricultural Conservation on Working Lands: Trends From 2004 to Present.”  A fact sheet that accompanied the report […]

Michigan Corn: Maximizing Nitrogen Application Efficiency

🕔Jan 4, 2019When it comes to corn production, nitrogen (N) is the most commonly applied nutrient and one of the most expensive inputs, averaging from 13 to 18 percent of the variable […]

Michigan Corn: Mid-Season Nitrogen – How Much Do You Need?

🕔Dec 7, 2018Corn research at the Mason Technology Center in 2018 focused on nitrogen fertilizer rates, end-of-season stalk nitrate-nitrogen (N) and drone imaging. The trial was planted on May 29, 2018, in […]

Conservation: How Cost Efficient Are N Loss Reduction Practices?

🕔Nov 15, 2018Subsurface tile drainage networks significantly underpin agriculture across the US Midwest with Illinois alone possessing nearly 10 million tiled acres. However, nitrogen that leaves Midwestern fields in tile drainage water […]

Minnesota Corn: Controlled Release Nitrogen – Another Tool in the Toolbox

🕔Nov 14, 2018With harvest wrapping up this fall our attentions are being drawn to the next growing season already. Now’s the time to choose what seed hybrid to plant, which tillage method […]

No-Till Corn: Study Focuses on Profitability of Enhanced Efficiency Urea Fertilizers

🕔Nov 9, 2018Nitrogen is an important and expensive input for corn production, with fertilizer expenses including nitrogen comprising 37 to 45 percent of annual total operating expenses for corn in the United […]

Nebraska Soybeans: Does a Late Season N Application Increase Yield, Profit?

🕔Nov 5, 2018Soybean absorbs 60% of total N uptake during the pod setting and seed filling phases. Is N supplied from soil N and biological fixation sufficient to meet this demand, or […]

Cornbelt: Reducing Nutrient Loss – Understanding the Variables

🕔Nov 5, 2018This article reviews USDA-funded agricultural research seeking to apply data, technology and a full range of science to the challenge of managing farm nutrients. Using the 4Rs is Key A […]

Minnesota: Tips for Fall Fertilizer Applications – Podcast

🕔Oct 29, 2018This fall has been wet and now soil temperatures are beginning to cool. What is your plan for fall fertilizer and manure application? Dan Kaiser, Fabian Fernandez, Chryseis Modderman, and […]

Alabama Wheat: 22 Production Practices for High Yields

🕔Oct 19, 20181. 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 […]

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