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Agronomy roundup

Jeff Caldwell 01/27/2012 @ 11:43am Multimedia Editor for Agriculture.com and Successful Farming magazine.

Spring will be here before you know it. In the meantime, take a few minutes to get ready to roll the dirt and get your crop in by checking out some of our latest agronomic features and chat in Crop Talk.


Top 10 nasty weeds

Palmer amaranth is just one of the weeds that could cause major headaches this year. Here are the top 10 weeds to watch for this year .

 

10 tips for better spraying

Spraying pesticides on your fields is one of those jobs where the margin for error is pretty narrow in terms of completing the mission & protecting neighboring fields.

 

Are your soils compacted?

One way to stave off winter cabin fever and improve your crop potential this coming spring may be to get out in the field and do some soil sampling, namely to see if your fields have compaction issues.


Residue management ideas

A new report outlines farmers' management options for dealing with increased crop residue build-up in corn.

 

Are you wasting bean seed?

Farmers have historically overseeded soybean seed, primarily because it was cheap insurance. Twenty years ago, seeding costs with bin-run seed cost about $15 per acre. Not anymore.

 

Mission: Grow more beans!

Higher grain prices help to justify inputs that wouldn’t be justified at lower prices. That’s prompted a “kitchen sink” approach in some new soybean research targeting higher soybean yields.


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