Soybean – Optimum Planting Conditions and Seed Placement

For optimal emergence and stand establishment, soybean seed should be planted when soil temperatures are warm enough for germination. Planting depth, row spacing, and planting population are important for stand establishment and plant development. Farmers can determine when and how to plant their crop; therefore, controlling many management factors that may improve soybean yield potential.…

High-Yield Corn Management

Current corn products have the potential to produce 300 bushels/acre if systematic integrated management practices are used. Omission plot research at the University of Illinois has shown that there are seven main factors that have the greatest impact on corn yield potential. A proactive, comprehensive management plan is required to consistently achieve high corn yields.…