Choosing the right corn hybrid to plant for silage can be tricky. We know what to look for when choosing corn hybrids for grain &mash; yield, standability, maturity and pest resistance â€” but what should we look for in silage?
A Purdue University study shows that high-yielding, modern corn hybrids take up not only more nitrogen from soil but more micronutrients such as zinc, iron, manganese and copper. Nitrogen fertilizer rates also influence how much of these nutrients are stored in the grain at harvest.
Corn no-tilled into soybean stubble beat strip-tilled corn-on-corn by an average of 42 bushels per acre under irrigation and dryland conditions in a 2011 study Monsanto conducted at its Learning Center in Gothenburg, Neb.
Source: Mike Petersen, Orthman Manufacturing agronomist
Starting back in first decade of this century, the buzz words of carbon sequestration has appeared in articles and has become frequently discussed with farmers in the USDA's Farm Service Agency and NRCS offices as one of the methods to reduce or offset carbon emissions.
The shanks are the key feature of the new VT1500 Sub-Soiler from Great Plains according to Territory Manager Mark Cobetto. Using a hardening process to extend the life-expectancy of the shanks of which there are two varieties, a straight-legged shanks and a no-till option. The Sub-Soiler also offers a optional berm conditioners for leveling out ridges and flattening the ground.
Kuhn Krause's focus, above all, is to continue to produce quality products to serve producers better; to strive to respond to their needs with new tools and new technology to meet their growing challenges. Agronomic practices are constantly changing, and at a faster pace now than ever.