All Posts from April 2016

The Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association's Annual Convention took place from January 19-21 in Peoria. The IL CCA and NREC session featured the presentation Phosphorus Runoff from Surface and Subsurface Fertilizer Applications in No-Till and Strip-Till Fields with Minimal Slope Gradient in Illinois from Kristin Greer....

In the current low-price environment, it is becoming increasingly important for farmers to take steps to ensure they are profitable this growing season and in the years ahead. Gary Schnitkey, Ph.D., professor and farm management specialist at the University of Illinois, discusses where growers need to cut costs in their operations and describes the differences between more and less profitable farms. 

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The Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association's Annual Convention took place from January 19-21 in Peoria. The IL CCA and NREC ...

Pop-Ups or In-Furrow fertilizers are typically used on corn to supply a small quantity of N (Nitrogen) and P (Phosphorus) or micronutrients. This N and P is used for early season plant vigor or to satisfy a need determined by low soil tests. Nitrogen and K (Potassium) have a high salt index and should not be used in a pop-up situation or in limited quantities. Greater salt injury can occur in sandy or dry soils and less injury in clayey or...

The Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association's Annual Convention took place from January 19-21 in Peoria. The IL CCA and NREC ...

Soybean seed treatments now routinely include a fungicide (usually 2 or 3) and an insecticide. The most common insecticides used come from the neonicotinoid chemistry family. The question circulating the past year is: Does this insecticide add any value and is it really needed? The EPA released a paper stating that in their survey of data it did not add any economic value and its use should be discontinued.

So twelve Corn Belt...

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