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Jason Boehler

Nitrogen and Soybeans: Mineralization, Nodules and Fertilizer

Soybeans are amazing plants. Unlike our other major crop in Illinois, they’re not as cut and dried which is usually a good thing. Have a planter skip or early sprayer pass run over one or two plants across the row? Soybeans will bush out, add branches with extra nodes and pods, and use all those extra resources giving up no yield. When it comes to nitrogen, soybeans keep that same approach of soaking up all of those extra resources they can find first before investing energy into fixing their own nitrogen. Soybeans use more nitrogen on a per acre [...]

By |May 31, 2020|

PODCAST: Early Planting and Seed Treatments

We talk with CCA Soy Envoy, Jason Boehler, about early-planting soybeans and seed treatments in this episode of the ILSoyAdvisor Podcast. Are seed treatments necessary and how do you determine what package is right for you? Listen to learn more! ILSoyAdvisor Podcasts · Soybean Seed Treatments and Early Planting

By |April 27, 2020|

Clearing the Confusion Around Soybean Seed Treatments

In the past 14 years I’ve worked in agriculture, I’d say no segment of the business has changed as rapidly as soybean seed treatments. At the beginning of my career, it wasn’t uncommon to have growers planting 180,000 – 240,000 untreated soybean seeds per acre to get a full stand of soybeans. Today, it’s common practice in my part of the state for planters to be set to drop 120,000 – 150,000 treated soybeans per acre and achieve better, healthier stands than ever. Seed treatments are 100% to thank for this shift in practices. So, what exactly is a [...]

By |April 27, 2020|
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