All Posts from May 2016

Soybean seed is very sensitive to planting depth, so producers need to be careful and get their crop off to a good start. Planting depth surveys revealed that only 20 percent of the fields planted with drills were planted at or near the intended depth. An even bigger concern is that in 68 percent of the fields, the seed was planted too deep, a condition known to delay emergence.

Under most conditions, soybeans should be planted between...

Applying manure can be a beneficial practice that increases organic matter and adds nutrients to the soil, but there are various factors to be mindful of as well. University of Wisconsin – Extension reps Kevin Erb, CCA, and Morgan Hayes, Clinical Assistant Professor, discuss ways to maximize the benefits when applying manure.

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Weed resistance is a reality. We all know the days of relying on glyphosate to control all weeds, regardless of when sprayed, are long gone. There will probably never be another herbicide that worked like glyphosate did on Roundup Ready® crops. And even if one came on the market, we would want to deploy effective strategies to prevent resistance from occurring.

Growers are challenged with managing herbicide resistant marestail,...

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