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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 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.

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.