It’s time to start thinking about prepaying inputs for the coming year and part of that is putting together plans for how we’re going to keep fields clean and to be able to know what herbicides we want to purchase and at what rates.
A few frequent questions about phosphorus (P) fertilizer use are: Does P fertilizer always result in a positive yield response? How much yield increase is expected with applied P? What is the likelihood of yield penalty if P fertilizer is not applied?
Ken Rulon farms with his family in Hamilton County, Ind., using a cover crop system. “You can’t put the transition years in the data,” Rulon says. “Everyone out here is looking at one year of data when this isn’t a one-year system.”
Corey Chicoine of Elk Point, South Dakota, Brandon Hope of Sinai, South Dakota, and Brandon Fast of Mountain Lake, Minnesota, all grow both corn and soybeans. For each of them, the year was dry, though not nearly as bad as last year.
Smithville, Ga., strip-tiller Alex Harrell set a new world soybean yield record with an astonishing 206.7997 bushels per acre, topping Randy Dowdy's 2019 yield of 190.23 bushels per acre. Strip-till and cover crops are a crucial piece to his record-breaking formula.
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USDA-ARS researchers also worked with economists at South Dakota State University to evaluate the economics of the different rotations, including crop prices and production costs. They determined that some four-year rotations have a higher benefit-cost ratio.
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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.