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  • Making the Land Work for Nutrient Uptake

    Making the Land Work for Nutrient Uptake

    There are many challenges that come along with being a grower in California – especially regarding water management, but Brent McKinsey, a third-generation grower in Central California finds ways to utilize his land and his inputs in a way that benefit his operation financially, while also having a positive effect on the land

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  • Inoculant Mixing Simplified
  • Beyond the Salad Bowl

    Beyond the Salad Bowl

    The Salinas Valley of California is home to a climate much like that of the Mediterranean, making it an ideal location for producing a large variety of crops that wind up on our dinner tables.

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  • MRLs Pose a Challenge for California Tree Nut Growers

    MRLs Pose a Challenge for California Tree Nut Growers

    Exporting crops and commodities expands production and increases demand both abroad and at home, but varying MRLs between countries can be challenging for growers who are looking to export their crops.

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  • Feeding Corn When It's Hungry

    Feeding Corn When It's Hungry

    A wet spring probably washed away unstabilized nitrogen (N) from many fields in the Corn Belt. While the rain caused some farmers to reapply up to 100 percent of what they lost, others approached the season with a split-application strategy that focused on feeding the crop when it needs nitrogen the most.

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  • Faster Emergence for Early Season Planters

    Faster Emergence for Early Season Planters

    A stretch of unseasonably warm days encourages many farmers to get out in the field and plant early, especially farmers with a lot of acres to cover. Getting in the field early can reduce the risk of planting delays but presents some challenges, as well.

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  • Plan for Success When Purchasing Inputs

    Plan for Success When Purchasing Inputs

    The USDA projects commodity prices will remain low in 2017, reinforcing economic pressure on the farming industry. The weeks prior to this planting season will be an important time for farmers who are looking for new ways to cut costs.

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  • Small, but Mighty

    Small, but Mighty

    While the "micro" in micronutrients may imply "of little importance," a deficiency in any macro or micronutrient can significantly lower yield.

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  • Low Risk for La Niña

    Low Risk for La Niña

    When it comes to weather, there is no such thing as a normal year. Each season comes with its own extremes, and in farming, we watch those extremes with a sharp eye.

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  • Not Your Grandfather's Seed Treatment

    Not Your Grandfather's Seed Treatment

    Seed treatments are offering more protection than ever before. While known primarily for disease control, seed treatments have evolved to cover everything from insect control to accelerated germination to improved nutrient uptake - each advancement increasing the value of the seed investment.

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