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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A Weekly Review of the Crop Nutrients Market

NH3 – There has been little activity this week with NH3 prepay sales and purchasing. UREA – NOLA physicals and inland values moved up quickly this week. UAN – supply is still snug due to lack of import activity and the large wheat run upon us in Kansas and Oklahoma.  PHOSPHATE – values continued to gain […]

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Fertilizer Market Update

FERT FOCUS – A WEEKLY REVIEW OF THE CROP NUTRIENTS MARKET. December 6, 2013 NH3 –Fall NH3 application has come to an end across most regions as sub-zero temperatures and snow move in. –Spring NH3 price indications are expected to be released early next week. –NH3 supply looks to be long, both domestically and internationally. […]

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