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Optimize your nutrient, water management

March 19, 2021

Growers are encouraged to reference the Almond Board’s latest resource, the Nitrogen Best Management Practices. By: Almond Board of California  As almond kernels begin to grow, it’s important that trees receive the appropriate amount of resources to support that growth. From nutrient perspective, growers are encouraged to reference ABC’s latest resource – the Nitrogen Best […]

Strong rebound in sunflower production

March 5, 2021

Sunflower Extra: Crop prices remain strong, while production acres increase. By: John Sandbakken U.S. planted area for sunflower in 2020 expanded by 27% to 1.72 million acres. Mostly favorable weather in the Northern Plains provided a boost to the 2020 U.S. average sunflower yield to a record 1,790 pounds per acre. Both factors contributed to […]

Looking ahead at new crop pricing

February 26, 2021

The latest Farm Progress PANEL shows respondents are thinking ahead with the 2021 crop before planters roll By: Willie Vogt When crop prices have challenged even the most stalwart risk management expert, a turn in values can get your attention. For the newest Farm Progress PANEL, it appears that $5 corn and $13 soybeans – […]

Set course for effective spring weed control

February 19, 2021

Looking back on 2020 is the first step for clean crops in 2021. By: Willie Vogt For the last few years, farmers have found that the “easy button” on weed control has been disconnected. The success of a postemergence program that got every weed doesn’t work that way anymore. This drives a growing need to […]

Survey suggests U.S. producers to plant 11.5 million acres of cotton

February 12, 2021

U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.5 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.2% according to the NCC planting intentions survey. By: Delta Farm Press According to the National Cotton Council’s 40th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey, U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.5 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.2% from USDA’s estimated […]

Western Growers to lead global push to automate fruit harvests

February 12, 2021

Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission makes a $200,000 donation toward the effort. By: Tim Hearden A West Coast produce organization wants to teach the specialty-crop world how to automate its harvests, and a tree fruit group in Washington state has pledged $200,000 toward the effort. The Irvine, Calif.-based Western Growers on Feb. 11 launched an […]

Considerations for Stored Seed

January 7, 2020

Additional authors: Andrew Evans, OSU Horticulture & Crop Science and John Armstrong, Ohio Seed Improvement Association 2019 was full of challenges, including what to do with purchased seed that did not get planted. If the purchased seed was not returned and was stored with intent to use it in the 2020 season, producers should consider […]

When Treating Seed for SDS, Don’t Forget Your Base

June 21, 2019

With tight profit margins, and other issues affecting farm profitability, some producers that use iLeVO for helping manage sudden death syndrome (SDS) of #soybean have decided to skip including base fungicide treatments in an effort to save money.  Another reason for not including a base fungicide seed treatment is because iLeVO contains fluopyram, an SDHI fungicide.  Therefore, it should […]

Watch Out for Seed Quality Issues

March 9, 2016

Working with a reliable seed retailer and understanding variety protection laws are two ways farmers can ensure they are planting high-quality seed.