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Grain prices rallying, now what?...A closer look into the July 12th USDA report

The summer rally seems to be here but along with it is a drought map that keeps inching East..

Tomorrow is the July WASDE report released by the USDA. This report will give us an updated look at the estimated Supply and Demand tables on corn, beans and wheat. This report will also give us an updated look at yield which will be

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 generally survive dry conditions extremely well.

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 applying to each acre. The goal was and remains to

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.

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.