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Not All Soils Are Created Equal

Not all soils are created equal, and that simple realization will go a long way in helping you determine yield goals and fertilizer needs. “Whatever you’re growing, you need to take into consideration what your land is capable of producing,” says Charles Mitchell, Auburn University Extension agronomist. “In Alabama, we have a lot of varying […]

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Timing of Nitrogen Applications Can Enhance Yields

Growers are doing a better job of managing nitrogen fertilizer applications. In recent years, the amount of fertilizer used has remained relatively constant while average yields have steadily increased. DuPont Pioneer experts suggest growers continue to look for ways to make the application of nutrients — particularly nitrogen — as efficient as possible. One strategy is to adopt split applications. “Modern […]

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Right Seeding Rate Can Boost Yield

When it comes to corn seeding rates, sometimes less is more. Planting more seeds per acre in an effort to maximize yields won’t always maximize your return on investment, says Brent Myers, University of Missouri Extension corn specialist. The drought of 2012 and 2013’s roller-coaster weather showed that planting date, precipitation, growing degree days and […]

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Corn Yield Potential Highest When Coming out of the Bag

When you consider corn yield potential, it’s at its highest when it’s coming out of the bag and going into the ground, says Erick Larson, Mississippi State University Extension small grains agronomist. “The difference between corn and other crops is that corn has much less compensation ability than some of the other row crops,” said […]

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