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Measure Your On-Farm Beneficial Insect Population

Measure Your On-Farm Beneficial Insect Population

Beneficial insects can play many important roles on the farm. One of those roles is potentially controlling harmful pests that could jeopardize crop health and yields. To know whether practices meant to attract beneficial insects are working, you can build Texas-style insect traps and pheromone lures. Capturing bugs in such traps enables farmers to measure the number of beneficial insects ... Read More »

Top Five Things to Know About In-Crop Burning

Top Five Things to Know About In-Crop Burning

In-crop burning can serve as a chemical-free alternative for controlling weeds and insects in your fields as crops emerge and establish themselves. Before you head into a field with an in-crop, in-row burner, however, you should know several critical tips. Here are the top five things to know about in-crop burning from Kent Kauffman of our BigYield.us team. 1. Position ... Read More »

Use Plant Tissue Analysis to Discover Yield-Limiting Factors

Use Plant Tissue Analysis to Discover Yield-Limiting Factors

Plant tissue sampling is an effective tool for detecting crop diseases and nutrient levels, including those for micronutrients. The process starts by cutting several leaves from the crop, such as corn or soybeans, that you’d like to test. A lab will then run an analysis of those samples. Tissue sampling can identify potential problems in low-yielding fields, or it can ... Read More »

Organic Weed Control Success

Organic Weed Control Success

Through the use of burners, an alternative to chemicals for weed and insect control, the BigYield.us and Farm Research Center team have had great success with controlling weeds in this years organic corn fields. To learn more about using a burner to organically control weeds in crops such as corn and soybeans, call 844-242-4367, or go to http://bigyield.us/.   Read More »

The BigYield Spotlight – Yield Booster Details

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Kent Kauffman discusses Yield Booster and how it influences crop health. Listen to Kent Kauffman of the BigYield.us team and Kyle Hill, Ag 1280 Farm Director, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Ag 1280 KDKD-AM. The segments air at 7:15 am and again at 12:15 pm. This segment originally aired on June 9, 2017. Audio Transcription Kyle: Time once again ... Read More »

The BigYield Spotlight – Heat Stress on Crops

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Kent Kauffman discusses the effect heat has on crops. Listen to Kent Kauffman of the BigYield.us team and Kyle Hill, Ag 1280 Farm Director, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Ag 1280 KDKD-AM. The segments air at 7:15 am and again at 12:15 pm. This segment originally aired on June 7, 2017. Audio Transcription Kyle: Welcome back for another BigYield ... Read More »

New Altitude Technology Can Better Inform In-Field Management Decisions

New Altitude Technology Can Better Inform In-Field Management Decisions

New altitude technology enables growers to regularly collect important crop data and map it. Farmers can use the information to better manage their fields and cultivate a healthy crop. During the growing season, the altitude technology involves flying an airplane above fields every 10 days to 14 days. During those outings, the airplane collects four types of visual imagery that ... Read More »

The BigYield Spotlight – Yield Booster and Micronutrients

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Kent Kauffman discusses our Yield Booster products, and the benefits of incorporating micronutrients in your plant health system. Listen to Kent Kauffman of the BigYield.us team and Kyle Hill, Ag 1280 Farm Director, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Ag 1280 KDKD-AM. The segments air at 7:15 am and again at 12:15 pm. This segment originally aired on June 5, ... Read More »

The BigYield Spotlight – Soybeans and SDS

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Kent Kauffman discusses soybeans and how to manage sudden death syndrome. Listen to Kent Kauffman of the BigYield.us team and Kyle Hill, Ag 1280 Farm Director, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Ag 1280 KDKD-AM. The segments air at 7:15 am and again at 12:15 pm. This segment originally aired on June 2, 2017. Audio Transcription Kyle: Time once again ... Read More »

The BigYield Spotlight – Aerial Mapping Specifics

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Kent Kauffman goes in-depth on our aerial mapping service. Listen to Kent Kauffman of the BigYield.us team and Kyle Hill, Ag 1280 Farm Director, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Ag 1280 KDKD-AM. The segments air at 7:15 am and again at 12:15 pm. This segment originally aired on May 31, 2017. Audio Transcription Kyle: Time once again for the ... Read More »