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SOME FARMERS CONSIDERING CORN OR SOYBEANS AS COVER CROPS

Some farmers are considering corn or soybean as cover crop thanks to a practice recently approved by the Extension Field Crop and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This approval was welcome news as corn and soybeans work well as cover crops since they canopy quickly, reduce erosion and scavenge nutrients. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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DEMAND FOR WARM SEASON COVER CROP SEEDS SURGES

As if farmers in the Midwest didn’t have enough to contend with, now there is news that warm season cover crop seeds may be tough to come by. Cover crop seed companies say they secured their inventories earlier than usual but that some varieties could run out because of record high demand. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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WHAT TO DO WITH GRAIN IMPACTED BY FLOODS

What to Do with Grain Impacted by Floods? The agricultural losses in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin due to flooding are in the billions of dollars. Farmers in those states now have to figure out what to do with stored crop that fell victim to this historic flooding. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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PREVENTING CORN FIELD VARIABILITIES

Uniformity is a key factor when it comes to high corn yields. Unfortunately, this is not always achievable during germination, emergence and nodal root formation. Read more to know about preventing corn field variabilities.

 
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THE CASE FOR SPLITTING ANHYDROUS AMMONIA APPLICATIONS

If you are one of the many farmers who didn’t apply a nitrogen fertilizer last fall, all is not lost. Although you may be feeling that way. Read more to know about the case for splitting anhydrous ammonia applications.

 
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ROBOTS ARE COMING TO A FARM NEAR YOU

While some farmers and others in the Ag industry disagree on when robots will become a major player in the day-to-day operations of farms, the fact is that the day is coming. And sooner than many expect. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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WHAT CROP PRODUCTION CHALLENGES WILL FARMERS FACE IN 2019?

As we prepare for the New Year, it is always good to look ahead to see what some crop production issues and challenges farmers may face in 2019. As happens every year, there will likely be some good, some bad and some in-between. There also will likely be some challenges no one saw coming. Read more to know what crop production challenges will farmers face in 2019?

 
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HOW THE EAR TYPE AND PLANT STRUCTURE OF CORN HYBRIDS CAN IMPACT YIELD

The annual corn crop average in the U.S. is 175 bu. per acre. This is noteworthy in light of the fact that premium-quality seed corn has the potential to produce approximately 500 bu. per acre. So why the disparity? Read more to know how the ear type and plant structure of corn hybrids can impact yield.

 
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ARE EARLY SEED DISCOUNTS WORTH IT?

Corn producers are already planning for next year and now is the time when many seed companies are offering hybrids at discounted prices. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SCOUTING FIELDS

One of the most important farm management practices is scouting fields. While some farmers may hire a commercial scouting service, farmers should perform at least some scouting on their own so they can see for themselves how their crops are performing. Read more to know about the importance of scouting fields.

 
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CAREFULLY-TIMED PURCHASES COULD SAVE ON FERTILIZER COSTS

For the first time in years, fertilizer costs for corn are on the rise. Economists say that fertilizer costs for corn could increase $15 per acre next year while fertilizer costs for soybeans could increase by about $5 per acre. Read more to know about carefully-timed purchases could save on fertilizer costs

 
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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF FALL FERTILIZER APPLICATIONS

There are decided advantages to fall fertilizer application. It reduces the workload from the spring to fall and seed operations can be dramatically improved. It also helps to reduce fertilizer handling when seedingRead more to know about advantages and disadvantages of fall fertilizer applications.

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WHY NO-TILL CAN MAKE GOOD SENSE

Leaving corn residue on fields provides a protective blanket for soil. This reduces erosion and water runoff by increasing water infiltration. But as good as this sounds, many farmers understandably ask, “How much residue is too much?” Read more to know why no-till can make good sense.

 
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The Benefits of Planting Winter Rye

Fall-seeded winter grains help to eliminate many of the issues associated with spring planting. One of these issues is trying to plant in wet soil. Winter grains also provide cover to avoid soil erosion in the winter and spring. Read here know the benefits of planting winter rye.

 
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT ALFALFA VARIETY TAKES TIME AND RESEARCH

The choice of alfalfa seeds can be difficult. While some will say the cheapest variety is the way to go, agricultural and seed experts will tell you that this is rarely the case. In fact, variety performance almost always trumps price. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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