As the dry weather continues across Illinois, anxious thoughts increase regarding the effects of so-called stress on crops. Many agronomists have observed over the years that "some" stress in June can be favorable, in that drying surface soils tend to caus
Wondering how you're going to keep any Agrisure RW hybrids you have planted separate from neighboring hybrids? Iowa State University (ISU) researchers and Extension agronomists have developed some tips to keep Agrisure RW hybrids separate.
Yield responses that return income greater than the costs for application and fertilizer have been observed for N applied up to and slightly beyond the tassel stage. The magnitude of yield increase is dependent upon the severity of N deficiency, when the N
Wet soils are easily compacted and sidewall compaction during planting can be a problem, especially if the crop is "mudded in" and a dry spell occurs after planting. Patience is required for waiting for the soil to dry, but if the next rain is coming or th
Placing fertilizer in a band at planting is an appealing option for growers who wish to optimize yields while keeping input costs at a minimum. When fertilizer is banded, soil "tie up" of several nutrients is reduced, since soil to fertilizer contact is mi