Agronomy Talk

20

Apr

2015

Ohio - Alex Johnson, CCA

Best Date To Plant This Year

Author: Alex Johnson

I hope this newsletter finds you well as we experience the busyness of the spring season on the farm! Spring is my favorite season as things green up, baby calves are seen on the pastures, and most of all – we get rolling in the fields as planting begins! What will be the best date to plant this year?

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20

Apr

2015

S. Illinois & Missouri - Jonathan Perkins, CCA

Checklist for #Plant15

Hopefully by now, the snow has melted and the countryside has started to green. The 2015 season is about to begin! Are you ready on your farm? To help keep on target and avoid last minute quick fixes, let’s review a short checklist of what we need to get started.

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20

Apr

2015

NW Illinois & Iowa - Craig Kilby, CCA

High Potential for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) & Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS)

Author: Craig Kilby

There is a high potential for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and sudden death syndrome (SDS) in 2015. Fields returning to soybeans in 2015 that were soybeans in 2013 may have much higher SCN numbers than you know. It is certainly possible if fields haven’t been tested for SCN since 2013. That concern is based on the dry 2013 growing season across much of western Illinois, northern Missouri, and Iowa.

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20

Apr

2015

E. Indiana & Ohio - Brent Minett, CCA

A Few Corn Planting Reminders…

Author: Brent Minett

A Few Corn Planting Reminders …Planting Depth, Planting Speed, Talc/Graphite

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20

Apr

2015

NE Illinois & NW Indiana - Chad Kalaher, CCA

Challenge Yourself to Improve Efficiency, Production and ROI

Author: Chad Kalaher

As I write this, it feels like the 2015 growing season may start with cool conditions, but we all know that could change by mid-late April. Not only have temperatures been below average during November and February, but commodity prices have “cooled” as well. Lower commodity prices require additional vigilance for managing profits. Although some may believe “cutting back” on inputs is the best approach for 2015, I challenge you to think about ways of improving your operation’s efficiency, production level, and return on investments (ROI).

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20

Apr

2015

S. Indiana - Steve Gauck, CCA

Double Check Everything as You Head to the Fields

Author: Steve Gauck

Spring is here and we’re ready to plant! As you head to the fields this year, make sure to double check everything. Take time that first day to go over the planter and check depth, look at plant spacing, fertilizer rates, closing wheels, etc. Mistakes made with the planter will haunt you all season, so don’t worry about how many acres you plant the first day, just get the planter set right!

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20

Apr

2015

N. Indiana & Michigan - Denny Cobb, CPAg

Product Placement Is Key Yield Influencing Factor

Author: Denny Cobb

Product placement is a key yield influencing factor, just behind nitrogen management and weather factors. Knowing your hybrid’s capabilities and cautions is essential to the overall performance potential. Many times a “caution” can be agronomically managed.

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