Agronomy

Do this now to improve next year’s crops

Nov 30, 2020

One of the biggest limiting factors in Tennessee crop and forage production is available potassium levels in the soil.  Aggregate data from thousands of soil samples submitted across the state reveal that over two thirds of production acres are low to very low in this essential macronutrient.   

Take time to update your field boundaries

Nov 23, 2020

Winter is a great time to make sure your field boundaries in your precision ag software are up-to-date and accurate. Having correct field boundaries plays an important role as the foundation to your precision program.  

Higher Yields mean Higher Nutrient Removal

Nov 16, 2020

Good growing conditions and ample rainfall are pointing toward excellent yields. But above-average yields also mean above-average nutrient removal from soils. As the harvested portion of a crop is removed from the field, all of those nutrients that were used to produce the crop also are being hauled away.   

Herbicide-Tolerant Innovations for Soybeans

Nov 09, 2020

The soybean industry is experiencing another round of herbicide-tolerant innovation. For 13 years following its introduction in 1996, Round-up Ready (RR1) was the only traited product on the market, including the introduction of the improved Round-Ready to Yield (RR2). In 2009, Liberty Link (LL) ushered in a competing weed control system in the form of glufosiante tolerance.

Take the Fight to Weeds This Fall

Nov 03, 2020

Did you know fall is an excellent time for weed control? Weeds like buttercup, chickweed, henbit, deadnettle, and musk thistle germinate in the fall and remain dormant in a rosette stage until temperatures start to warm up in the spring. Applying herbicide now is ideal since the seeds are not well established. Once the weeds reach their flowering stage, control is much more difficult.  

Higher yields mean higher nutrient removal

Oct 26, 2020

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts this year’s harvest will bring in record-setting yields for Tennessee corn and soybean producers. However, with those above-average yields come above-average nutrient removal from soils.   

Fall: Most Important Weed Control Time

Oct 19, 2020

If you step back and analyze your weed control program on an annual basis, fall may be the most important time to control weeds in your pastures and hayfields.

Using Ag Technology to Make Precise Seed Decisions

Oct 12, 2020

As this year’s harvest season comes to a close, we’re getting our first glimpses of product performance. Every year, WinField® United’s Answer Plot® program generates thousands of data points across a wide spectrum of geographies and environments.  

Importance of Soil Sampling After Drought

Oct 05, 2020

Drought conditions can have a marked effect on your soil’s pH, nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) fertility levels. Soil testing is the best tool to identify a drought’s impact on your acreage and provide information needed to create a nutrient management plan.

Review of Basic pH and Liming Principles

Sep 28, 2020

The practice of using lime to increase crop production dates back to the days of the Roman Empire and most likely even long before then. Most everyone knows liming makes soils better, but ever thought about how or why?   

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