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  • Seed Treatments Expand Management Options

    Seed Treatments Expand Management Options

    Seed-applied fungicides and insecticides increasingly give soybean producers a way to manage a broad spectrum of early- and mid-season pathogen and insect species. Research shows using a seed treatment and lower seeding rate can have a big impact on yield, profitability and economic risk.

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  • Using Nutrient Interactions to Increase Yield

    Using Nutrient Interactions to Increase Yield

    In the quest for increased yield it becomes more important to tease out the details of soil fertility.

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  • Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Phosphorus Applications

    Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Phosphorus Applications

    The 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship are defined in terms of making a cropping system more sustainable, with the "right" source, rate, time and place subjective to the factors of each farm and field. Recommendations differ for each field, but there are best practices that can be implemented to manage phosphorus loss.

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  • Helping Lazy Plants Help Themselves

    Helping Lazy Plants Help Themselves

    Farmers and agronomists spend a lot of time and effort to perfect placement, timing and rate of nitrogen (N) applications, but corn plants can be lazy and inefficient when it comes to utilizing N.

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  • Investing in Soil Health Pays

    Investing in Soil Health Pays

    Farm trends come and go, but perhaps nothing has gathered momentum like the subject of soil health.

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  • Too Much of a Good Thing

    Too Much of a Good Thing

    More is not always better when it comes to phosphorus and nitrogen applications

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  • Season-long Corn Nitrogen Management

    Season-long Corn Nitrogen Management

    Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients that corn needs to thrive. A lack of nitrogen availability at key points throughout the season can be costly when it comes to bushels in the bin. A season-long nitrogen management program can improve efficiency, increase yields and help to reduce agriculture's environmental footprint.

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  • Farming Begins in the Soil

    Farming Begins in the Soil

    We can make a lot of input decisions that impact yield - what seed we'll use, how much fertilizer we'll put down - but at the end of the day, a crop can only be as successful as the foundation we give it. By measuring the quality and composition of chemical, biological and physical elements, soil tests are able to determine which categories are being met and which can be improved upon.

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  • Kicking the Tires on New Technologies

    Kicking the Tires on New Technologies

    Products can spend years in the lab and undergoing field research before they are ready for farmer use. But even after all of the time and labor that goes into research and development, new products still aren’t ready for your farm until a third party can 'kick the tires' through in-field trials and testing.

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  • Converting Nitrogen to Bushels: Two Factors Keeping Crops from Productivity

    Converting Nitrogen to Bushels: Two Factors Keeping Crops from Productivity

    There are two primary factors that lead to increased plant vigor, growth and productivity - carbon fixation by stimulating photosynthesis and nitrogen (N) uptake and utilization.

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