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Yield Data

Harvest is winding down and as we switch from those activities to planning for next year lets discuss yield data and some simple areas to start to make this more useful.
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What's in a Yield Map?

3 mph back and forth across a field gives plenty of time to think. What's the grain cart doing? Why aren't the trucks getting back? Then you stare at the yield monitor and watch that picture come together. Does that picture make sense? Does it fit the management of the field?
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Waterhemp Control

Waterhemp is a weed that can be found across our trade territory. This is a weed that produces seeds at such a high rate fields can go from "thinking we have waterhemp in them" to "covered end to end with it."
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Think Fall for Spring Weed Control

Fall is the perfect time to start weed control on problem fields. If you are encountering kochia or marestail issues especially plan a program to start this fall to get ahead of these weeds.
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Analyzing your herbicide program

The combine seat always gives us a good view of the results from the decisions made during the year. Weed control is always at the top of the list as we roll into harvest and then make plans for next year.
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Managing Alfalfa - High Nutrient Demand, and a Valuable Crop in 2017

 
Profitable forage production depends on high yields. Most of the state has fully completed the first alfalfa cutting for the season, and regrowth is taking off. Of course, there continues to be a lot of discussion on the lack of rainfall over much of the region. Alfalfa can
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Spring 2017- Where Have all the Nutrient$ Gone? Or Are They $till There?

OK- so you probably get it from the title- This blog has something to do with nutrient availability and the investment we all make when growing crops each season. Specifically, I want to reference the crop nutrition that we spent much of the winter talking about and the early spring carefully
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Managing Herbicide Applications in Dicamba Tolerant Soybeans

Dicamba tolerant (DT) soybeans bring a new management tool to the table for growers. The new system brings new, specific herbicides, but also brings new application requirements that must be followed. Field experience has guided the development of Best Management Practices for dicamba application.
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Crop Staging and Corn Post-Emergence Herbicides

Corn emergence across the Wheat Growers territory has been uneven due to variable environmental conditions. Excellent post-emergence corn herbicide options for growers can be an effective part of a weed management strategy. Crop staging is critical in effectively managing this application.
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Nitrogen Management Strategies in a Dry Season

Below is a cumulative precipitation total for a field enrolled in Winfield’s R7 tool.  This graph points out a pretty obvious observation throughout the area - we have not received much rain through this spring season.

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