Michigan Soybeans: Reducing Planting Rates Can Increase Income Apr 2, 2020

🕔Apr 2, 2020
Michigan soybean producers have consistently identified planting rates as the highest priority topic to evaluate in on-farm replicated trials. Furthermore, the producers wanted to evaluate the effect of low planting […]

Indiana Corn: Plant Populations – Maximizing Economics Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Seed corn represents the singlemost expensive variable input cost for Indiana corn growers and so choosing the most economical seeding rate is important for maximizing that dollar return to seed […]

Soybeans: Cutting Back on Seeding Rates with No Yield Loss – DTN Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019
As he looks across his fields spanning the flat terrain of northern Iowa, Mike Riggert isn’t just seeing rows of soybeans. He’s thinking about ways to adjust his seeding rates. […]

Corn Seed Placement: Finding The Right Balance – DTN Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019
This is the fourth of five stories in DTN/Progressive Farmer’s Stand Strong series. Optimizing yields on every acre requires getting corn off to a fast start and establishing a sturdy […]

Michigan: Late Planted Corn – Should You Change Seeding Rates? Jun 6, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019
In 2018, farmers were worried because corn planting was delayed in Michigan due to the weather. But compare that to our planting progress in 2019, and now you have a […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Planting Delayed Again – What’s a Farmer to Do? May 22, 2019

🕔May 22, 2019
For the third year in a row, soybean planting is being seriously delayed by weather in Minnesota. Like with the previous couple of years, it’s a slow-go across most of […]

Cotton: Studies Find No Yield Benefit to Higher Plant Populations May 21, 2019

🕔May 21, 2019
As seed prices rise, growers must be increasingly mindful of the density and configuration of cotton in their fields. However, current cotton plant population recommendations aren’t always helpful or based […]

Nebraska: 4 Corn, Soybean Planting Considerations Apr 30, 2019

🕔Apr 30, 2019
Everything we do at planting sets the stage for the rest of the year. We’re blessed to have equipment that can allow for many acres to be planted in a […]

Illinois Corn: Variable vs. Uniform Seeding Rates Apr 17, 2019

🕔Apr 17, 2019
Along with colleagues from Ohio State University, we took a look recently at data from a lot of corn plant population trials in both Ohio and Illinois to see if […]

Ohio Corn: Assessing the Value of Variable Seeding Rates Apr 16, 2019

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🕔Apr 16, 2019
Finding the best seeding rate is important for efficient corn production, but the “optimum” seeding rate – the one that maximizes profitability – can vary within and among fields with […]

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