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The 4 R’s in Nitrogen

When it comes to crop nutrients, nitrogen (N) is often the first nutrient that comes to mind. Nitrogen has a clear positive corn yield response; however, making the N applications maximize profits can be more difficult. When apply any nutrient you should always follow the 4 R’s: Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time, and Right […]

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Avoiding Hidden Hunger in Your Crops with Micronutrients

Watch out for Hidden Hunger this season! Symptoms of nutrient deficiencies may not be seen; however, this doesn’t mean the crop has a sufficient supply of micronutrients. Often times crops can be in the hidden hunger range, where crop yield is affected, but symptoms do not appear. Micronutrients are essential for plant growth and reproduction. […]

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Sometimes you have to spend money to make money.

It’s not just about cost per acre–even in tight times. The current climate of low crop commodity prices is squeezing margins. Some margins might even be negative if crop producers continue with current costs. As a result, crop producers might focus more intensely than usual on managing costs of production. As they consider strategies to […]

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Why Foliar Spray?

There are many benefits to foliar feeding. Let’s touch on the main reasons why foliar feeding should be a part of your management practices. 1) Foliar feeding is a toolbox full of tools. Have you ever met a professional mechanic? A mechanic uses his understanding of engines and machines and combines that with physical effort to fix […]

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