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The power of drop size By: 07/27/2010 @ 11:00pm

Remember that old Maxwell House coffee tagline, "Good to the last drop?"Well, focusing on drop size can help boost pesticide efficacy and reduce the chances of…

Help Stop Glyphosate Resistance By: 12/07/2010 @ 1:58pm

Illinois farmers have another adversary to consider in their annual battle against weeds. Glyphosate-resistant…

Taking a stab at pre-harvest yield estimates By: 07/06/2010 @ 5:22pm

Actual corn and soybean yield determinations can only be made at harvest using accurate area and grain weight measurements, but there are ways to make ballpark…

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Four steps to boosting your soybean yield By: 07/06/2010 @ 5:21pm

The first thing to know about maximizing soybean yields is that the two biggest profit makers are planting date and row spacing. That probably doesn't surprise many farmers. But there are a few facts to…

How to know when you need a preplant N test By: 07/06/2010 @ 5:21pm

Nitrogen costs are high this spring, a situation that has many farmers looking for ways to apply only the nitrogen their crops really need as a way to maximize the economic benefit. A preplant N test could…

Replant decision deserves more than a quick glance at the field By: 07/06/2010 @ 5:21pm

A quick glance at your field probably won't give you the information you need to decide whether to replant soybeans this year because you're likely to underestimate your existing plant population…

Why you should attack weeds in the fall By: 07/06/2010 @ 5:21pm

Attacking winter annuals and simple perennials and biennials in the fall, rather than waiting until spring, is the most effective way to control the weeds. Fall herbicide treatments are most effective under…

Agro-Connect ask the expert archive By: 07/06/2010 @ 5:21pm

Agronomy experts from university and industry sources respond to common questions from readers. A quick glance at your field probably won't give you the information you need to decide whether to replant…

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