Monthly Archives: April 2015

Crop Update Photos 4-11-2015

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New Test Plot Planter from SureFire Ag Systems

New Test Plot Planter from SureFire Ag Systems

John Ortiz discusses the new test plot planter using technology from SureFire Ag Systems.

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Three Reasons Why High-Protein Soybeans Pay

Three Reasons Why High Protein Soybeans Pay

Although soybean production revenue most visibly depends on crop yield, producers also benefit when they grow soybeans that fit buyer specifications, such as protein or oil content. The following three points explain why growing and delivering high-protein soybeans can pay. 1) High protein content supports a higher commodity price. The United Soybean Board recently supported a study that quantified the …

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USDA Releases 2015 Prospective Plantings Report

2015 Prospective Plantings Report

On March 31, USDA released its annual prospective plantings report, which outlines planting expectations for the upcoming year. USDA makes these estimates using survey data and historical data relationships. Conducted in early March 2015, the survey sought planted acreage plans from a sample of more than 84,000 farm operators. The following three points and chart summarize the estimated planted acreage …

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Planning for Pest Management

Planning for Pest Management

Use BigBioYieldTM Crop Biologicals to Minimize Pest-Related Damages Crop biologicals create a growing environment that can maximize yields and enable growers to efficiently use inputs. They protect crops from diseases; unlock nutrients bound to the soil; and promote a healthy, strong root system. Producers can also benefit from using biologicals as a component of their pest management plans. In two …

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