Michigan: Late Planted Corn – Should You Change Seeding Rates?

🕔Jun 6, 2019In 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, 2019For 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, 2019As 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, 2019Everything 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, 2019Along 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

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🕔Apr 16, 2019Finding 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 […]

Indiana Corn: The Planting Date Conundrum

©Debra L Ferguson
🕔Apr 15, 2019Conventional wisdom says that the prime planting “window” to maximize corn yields in much of Indiana opens about April 20 and closes about May 10. This “window” typically opens about […]

Virginia Soybeans: Full-Season Seeding Rates – Maximize Yield, Reduce Risks

🕔Apr 12, 2019In general, high seed costs have resulted in a reduction in the number of soybean seed planted per acre.  For our full-season production system, most have reduced their seeding rate […]

Illinois Soybeans: Early Decisions Influence Final Yields – 5 Key Points

🕔Mar 22, 2019#1. Variety Selection and Maturity Most people have already selected varieties for 2019. There are a lot of good varieties and a lot of information available on their performance. The […]

Illinois Soybeans: 4 Considerations for Planting in 2019

🕔Mar 12, 2019Average Illinois soybean yield first exceeded 50 bushels per acre in 2004, when it was 50.5 bushels. It was 51.5 bushels in 2010, and 50 bushels in 2013. Over the […]

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