Optimum Planting Conditions for Soybean Crops

Optimum Planting Conditions for Soybean Crops For optimal soybean growth, it’s important to consider many factors such as seed placement and environmental conditions that can contribute to a healthy harvest. What you’ll learn: • How temperature affects seeds growth. • Why soybean seeds and plants can’t grow in oversaturated or flooded soil. • The importance…

How to establish effective side-by-side comparisons

How to establish effective side-by-side comparisons Side-by-side test plot comparison techniques let you collect data on plant growth and product effectiveness. With the right information and tools, farmers are able to learn more about their land and the optimal conditions. What you’ll learn: • What to look for and what environmental factors to keep in…

Methods of Cover Crop Removal

Methods of Cover Crop Removal Cover crops help improve nutrient levels and soil quality, but the timing and methods of removal affect your crop’s growth potential. Careful consideration is required when it comes to determining what type of removal method to use and when. What you’ll learn: • Why the timing of cover crop removal…

Late Season Nutrient Stress in Corn

Identifying nutrient deficiencies in late season corn can help determine a course of action for next season. There can be a variety of causal factors that contribute to a lack of nutrients within your crop. Management options such as fertility practices and monitoring of the plant are recommended. Additionally, it’s suggested that due to advanced…

Marestail Management

Marestail populations are on the rise. This aggressive weed can germinate in the spring, summer and fall. Marestail is capable of producing 200,000 seeds/plant with 80% of these seeds capable of germinating as soon as the plant is mature. The good news is there are herbicides and best practices that can manage this weed effectively.…

Managing Corn Stalk Lodging

Because it heightens the risk of fungal infections, corn stalk lodging can greatly complicate harvests, leading to yield losses and grain storage issues. This is why scouting fields and making informed management decisions is key to increase harvest efficiency.     What you’ll learn: Environmental causes and subsequent complications of corn stalk lodging Scouting techniques…

Identify & Manage Corn Ear Molds

There are at least seven mold fungi that can reduce yield, grain quality and feed value of corn crops. Understanding the risk factors that contribute to and worsen crop damage is key to properly manage affected fields. Learn about: Preventative measures to reduce the risk of crop infection The importance and steps of properly testing…