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Six Reasons to Calibrate Your Yield Monitor

Posted September 2, 2016 in Information In today’s sluggish ag economy, the growers who manage their operations smartly and efficiently will do best. That’s why it’s time to focus on details that can make a big difference in profitability. According to Nick Von Muenster, operations manager at Scale-Tec, calibrating your yield monitor can be the foundation of […]

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Illinois Production Cost Report (Bi-weekly)

GX_GR210 Springfield, IL Thu, Sep 15, 2016 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Illinois Production Cost Report (Bi-weekly) Production costs items state wide: cash prices bulk, FOB distributor, per ton unless otherwise stated. Fertilizer in granular form unless noted. Product Offer Average Change Anhydrous ammonia 475.00-529.00 500.56 DN 2.28 Urea 46-0-0 290.00-330.00 312.63 DN 2.10 […]

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2016 County Cash Rents : Gary Schnitkey

September 13, 2016 2016 County Cash Rents Gary Schnitkey Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois farmdoc daily (6):173 Recommended citation format: Schnitkey, G. “2016 County Cash Rents.” farmdoc daily (6):173, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 13, 2016. Permalink: http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2016/09/2016-county-cash-rents.html Listen to MP3 podcast The National […]

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Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans – 2016 update K-State Agronomy eUpdates Doug Jardine, Extension Plant Pathology jardine@ksu.edu

While weather conditions have seemingly been favorable, Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) has not yet developed in Kansas soybean fields to the levels it did in 2014 when conditions were also extremely favorable. SDS is a disease caused by the soilborne fungus Fusarium virguliforme. This fungus prefers wet conditions and thus is usually most severe […]

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Identify and Eliminate “Gremlins” From Yield Monitor Data R.L. (Bob) Nielsen

Identify and Eliminate “Gremlins” From Yield Monitor Data R.L. (Bob) Nielsen Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054 Email address: rnielsen at purdue.edu ven if grain yield monitor calibration, adjustments, and operation are faithfully conducted (Luck & Fulton, 2014), the resulting yield data sets almost always require some post-harvest processing and “cleaning” procedures to […]

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Break-Even Levels for Corn and Soybeans to Have the Same Profitability \: by Gary Schnitkey

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois farmdoc daily (6):169 Recommended citation format: Schnitkey, G. “Break-Even Levels for Corn and Soybeans to Have the Same Profitability.” farmdoc daily (6):169, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 7, 2016. Permalink: http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2016/09/break-even-levels-for-corn-soybeans-profitability.html A comparison of break-even prices to delivery bid […]

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Yield Response to Plant Population for Corn in Indiana R.L. (Bob) Nielsen, Jason Lee, & Jim Camberato Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054 Nielsen’s email: rnielsen at purdue.edu

Summary Results from 67 field-scale trials around Indiana since 2008 suggest that optimum plant populations for 30-inch row corn grown under minimal to moderate stress conditions average about 32,100 PLANTS per acre (ppa) or seeding rates of about 34,000 SEEDS per acre (spa). The results further suggest that corn grown under extremely challenging conditions (e.g., […]

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Nitrogen Management Guidelines for Corn in Indiana: Jim Camberato and R.L. (Bob) Nielsen Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054

9-YEAR SUMMARY OF CORN RESPONSE TO NITROGEN FERTILIZER This report summarizes the yield response to fertilizer nitrogen (N) rate of corn grown in rotation with soybean (corn/soy) in field-scale trials conducted around the state of Indiana since 2006. These results are applicable to situations that use efficient methods and timings of N fertilizer application. The […]

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Have Farmers Become Too Exposed to Price Risk? by University of Illinois professor Gary Schnitkey

When University of Illinois professor Gary Schnitkey looks at the current projections for commodity prices and farm bill program payments, he gets a little nervous for the American farmer. RELATED CONTENT Cash Rents Inch Lower 2/10/2015 6:00:00 PM U.S. Farm Income Set to Drop 22 Percent 2/10/2015 10:22:00 PM “Farm income has always been price-sensitive, […]

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MRTN Calculator Q&A : Great tool for Nitrogen Management

  http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/soilfertility/nrate.aspx   By Gene Johnston Here are some questions farmers likely have about the Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator that uses the Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) and some answers from John Sawyer, an Iowa State University Extension soil fertility specialist. Q: How well does this really work? Sawyer: I’ve compared the MRTN approach with […]

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