1. Replanting considerations.
If you're considering replanting corn due damaged plants because of wet soils, make sure replanting is the best option, says Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension agronomist.
“Replant decisions in corn should be based on strong evidence that the returns to replanting will not only cover replant costs but also net enough to make it worth the effort,” he said. “Other considerations to think about include the potential yield at the new planting date, possibly different planting rate, and seed and pest control costs.”
Read more replanting considerations from Ohio State University.
2. Take control of weed management.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota have compiled results from weed resistance studies across the state. They emphasize that proper timing of weed control is essential for maximizing profitability in corn and soybean crops and for controlling weed seedbank production. Highlights from the 2014 research report also include, herbicide resistance management and a review of new herbicide technologies.
Read more about the weed management research from the U of M.
3. Facts about trade.
The last six years have been the strongest in history for agricultural exports, and ag exports now support more than 1 million good-paying American jobs. Withoug the expanded trade that came with past agreements, the ag economy and American economy as a whole wouldn't be as strong as it is today. Here are 5 facts to know about the role that trade plays on America's farms and ranches.
Read the facts from USDA.
4. 3 Tips for sidedressing nitrogen
Fabian Fernandez, Extension soil fertility specialist, says the most practical approach to determining whether additional nitrogen is needed is to perform strip nitrogen applications in a field to see if there is a response in growth or level of greenness due to nitrogen. He offers these tips for sidedress and over-the-top application of nitrogen.
Read nitrogen sidedressing tips.
5. Seeking young leaders.
Attention farmers: your leadership and voice are being sought for the next crop of ASA DuPont Young Leaders.
“The opportunity to learn in depth about issues facing soybean farmers was invaluable. Through the DuPont Young Leader program, we were able to gain a greater understanding of the roles in leadership in the soybean industry,” said LaVell Winsor (KS). “We appreciated meeting soybean farmer leaders, and gaining an understanding of how they are representing growers. Equally important was the opportunity to meet other farmers who are up and coming leaders in the soybean industry. We highly encourage other farmers to participate in the DuPont Young Leader program in the future.”
Read more about the program from ASA and apply to be a Young Leader.