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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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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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Successful Weed Management for 2014 Starts This Fall

Corn and soybean harvest is what you are focused on now, but next year’s weed control should also be at the top of your priority list. Not only should you take notice of what weeds you can see from the combine, but also take time to find what you can’t. Beneath the dropped leaves and […]

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