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

©Debra L Ferguson
🕔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 […]

Indiana Corn: The Planting Date Conundrum Apr 15, 2019

©Debra L Ferguson
🕔Apr 15, 2019
Conventional 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, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019
In 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

🕔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, 2019

🕔Mar 12, 2019
Average 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 […]

Indiana Corn: How Does Plant Population Affect Yield? Mar 11, 2019

🕔Mar 11, 2019
The cost of seed corn is the largest single variable input cost for most Indiana corn growers. Minimizing that cost involves a combination of shrewd purchasing skills and wise selection of […]

Soybeans: Variable Seeding Rates – Maximizing Performance Feb 5, 2019

🕔Feb 5, 2019
The majority of new planters are capable of variable rate seeding (VRS), or planting different amounts of seed in predetermined zones within a field based on a “prescription.” For VRS […]

Higher Soybean Seeding Rates: Making The Case For Weed Suppression Jan 31, 2019

🕔Jan 31, 2019
“Mark Licht is telling us to plant 120-140K soybeans.  Tells us why more isn’t cost effective. You tell us 160K 15” rows for weeds.  I wish you all would coordinate your story. […]

Western Nebraska Soybeans: Seeding Practices and Nitrogen Management Jan 4, 2019

🕔Jan 4, 2019
Continuous corn is the most common irrigated crop sequence in southwest Nebraska. Although rotating to other crops, such as soybeans, can mitigate some production issues of continuous corn and often […]

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