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Nutrient Content and Value of Corn Stalks

Baling corn stalks after harvest can provide livestock feed and bedding, but the value of the nutrients in the corn stalks that are removed should be considered. On average, 150 bushel corn will have around 3.5 tons of dry matter per acre. This corn stover will contain 20 lbs of Nitrogen per ton, 7 lbs of Phoshate per ton, and 33

Wheat Growers Local Market Recap - for the week ending October 21st

The grain futures were mixed this week as no real good news has come out to interest much fundamental trading outside of the choppy technical action we have been seeing. By the end of the week, Corn was 9 cents higher and Winter Wheat was 15 cents higher off of the December futures. While Soybeans

Soybean Harvest Review

It would be difficult to break down the performance of every soybean in our area, but I will offer a few trends from soybean harvest.

Applying Sulfur Fertilizer

One question that I commonly get asked this time of year is why do we need to apply sulfur when my soil tests indicate there is plenty available. The reason we apply sulfur to corn and wheat is to help meet the crop's sulfur needs early in the growing season when root development is slow and plants struggle to get enough sulfur.

Will Crop Insurance Affect Winter Wheat Acres?

 Winter wheat planting has begun and so far the planting pace is dragging. With a severe drought ravaging through the southern states producers are opting to wait and see if much needed rain develops before putting the seed in the ground.  The question that needs to be asked is, “With a nice $8.62 price guarantee on a revenue