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  • While it might be tempting to skip the process of planting a cover crop, there are some very compelling reasons not to.

    Aaron Bowman, an agronomist with PRIDE Seeds says cover crops can reduce the soil erosion caused by wind and rain, as well as alleviate soil compaction.

  • Today’s high yielding hybrids and increasing population densities have researchers once again looking at the quantity and timing of nutrient uptake throughout the growing season. Each macro and micronutrient has a unique role and individual characteristics within the growing plant. Having the right rate at the right time can definitely influence the performance of high yielding hybrids.


  • Nov29Thu

    Fall Application of P & K and Gauging Compaction

    November 29, 2012 by Aaron Stevanus, CCA ON
    Filed Under:
    Crop Management
    Nitrogen gets all the attention in crop production, but phosphorus and potassium are two nutrients that are also very important to corn production, and, in years of decent yields, the total pounds per acre of P and K drawn out of the soil bank can be substantial.
  • Oct25Thu

    YIELD - Not Just a Numbers Game

    October 25, 2012
    Filed Under:
    Crop Management
    Yield is increasingly viewed as the sum of many factors, whether it's a crop's ability to withstand stresses such as drought and heat or the grower's ability to successfully deal with the pests, weeds and diseases that can affect the amount of grain, fruit or seed that will eventually be harvested.
  • May17Tue

    You have made your bed - Now your SEED has to lay in it!

    May 17, 2011 by Doug Alderman, CCA - ON
    Filed Under:
    Crop Management

    How many times have we heard this adage or something like it? In real terms, it basically says that once we lay the foundation for something we will have to live with it - and the consequences.

    It's kind of like planting; the first step in a crop's life, and probably the one we have the most control over. When you think about it, most farmers...