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Drone Footage of Soybean Planting

Drone Footage of Soybean Planting

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Crop Update Photos 6-29-15

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June 27 Crop Update

June 27 Crop Update

Bill Cook of BigYield.us gives an update on the crops and weather. Read More »

Researchers Identify Gene that Controls Soybean Seed Permeability, Calcium Content

Soybean Seed Permeability

Purdue University researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich the crop’s genetic diversity and boost the nutritional value of soybeans. Jianxin Ma (Jen-SHIN’ Ma), associate professor of agronomy, and fellow researchers found that a mutation in ... Read More »

Nitrogen Timing Critical in Wet Years

Nitrogen Timing Critical in Wet Years

The worse corn looks now, the more it needs nitrogen fertilizer to boost yields, says a University of Missouri plant scientist. Saturated cornfields across northern Missouri show pale green or yellow leaves, especially in low-lying areas. But they green up quickly when farmers apply nitrogen, says extension nutrient management specialist Peter Scharf. Scharf’s research shows that Missouri springs are becoming ... Read More »

Scouting for Pressure

Scouting for Pressure

One of the fundamentals of managing pests and pressures in our fields is regular monitoring. Scouting and observing is a must if we wish to be in the know about what is happening in and between the rows. A typical scouting trip through the field diligently searches for which pests are present, what stage of growth each pest and crop ... Read More »

‘Triple Whammy’ for Missouri Farmers

Triple Whammy for Missouri Farmers

Missouri ranks ninth in planting progress among Midwestern soybean-growing states. “Missouri farmers face a triple whammy of prevented corn planting, delayed soybean planting, and poor crop vigor because of cloudy skies and wet soil,” says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. With heavy rains forecast for the next several days, that won’t change. “The weather forecast doesn’t bode ... Read More »

Make the Most of Late-Planted Soybean

Soybean farmers can make the most of a bad planting season, says University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. In its June 15 report, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service shows 58 percent of Missouri’s soybean acreage remains unplanted. Yields drop by 25 percent or more when planting is delayed from early May to the third week of June, ... Read More »

Non-GMO Soybean Test Plot

Non-GMO Soybean Test Plot

Bill Cook of BigYield.us talks about a non-GMO soybean test plot. Read More »

Virginia Beach Soybean Research Update

Virginia Beach Soybean Research Update

Beth Dickey of BigYield.us gives an update on a soybean research plot in the Virginia Beach area. Read More »