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Farmer credits Mother Nature for 111-bushel soybean yield

A 111-bushel soybean yield might sound impressive, but it wasn’t something Mike Shearer was necessarily shooting for. Yes, he did some things different in his 1.7-acre soybean yield contest plot, but he gives most of the credit to Mother Nature. “We really didn’t do anything special,” he says. “We did some fungicide and insecticide when […]

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What is the real effect from the trade warfare and other trade agreements?

That same time period later, they were over $135 billion. Related: Trade war losses produce demand for new U.S. export markets “That is not too bad considering we’ve been at a tit-for-tat trade war with one of our biggest export partners,” states Andrew Muhammad, professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee. Muhammad […]

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Review of SMaRT soybean on-farm research results

Results from the 2019 SMaRT (soybean management and research technologies) on-farm research projects will be presented at six programs conducted around Michigan in January. All programs will begin at 9 a.m. and end with a complimentary lunch. Participants will learn how various management practices and products affected soybean yields and income in the 2019 SMaRT […]

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Trade leaders call for extension of biodiesel tax credit

Executives from 11 national trade associations are calling on congressional leaders to extend the expired biodiesel tax incentive before the end of the year. “There is broad bipartisan support for the biodiesel tax credit, and we believe that Congress can, and must, pass an immediate extension before returning home at the end of the year,” […]

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Mississippi farmer Manuals operation via Numerous challenges

Gary Bailey has learned to navigate a multi-commodity row crop and ginning operation around complexities from the Mississippi River, inconsistent weather patterns, and volatile commodity markets. The river complexities started early this year. Because the Mississippi remained above flood stage for six months, underground seep water pushed up through the silty loam soils, saturating many […]

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Think seriously about planting below 160,000 seeds per acre

I’ve had a soybean seeding-rate trial on my farm for three years in cooperation with Purdue Extension. The stand of 100,000 plants per acre has been as good or better than 140,000 plants every time. I still plant 160,000 seeds per acre in 15-inch rows with a planter. Am I throwing money away staying at […]

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You can grow high-yield soybeans after soybeans

How do we prepare for this to prevent yield loss? Gauck: You are able to successfully increase high-yielding soybeans within an bean-after-bean environment in case you’re willing to handle them. First, fertilize for high-yield soybeans and focus on potash levels. Apply enough fertilizer to cover your own yield objectives and enough to replace exactly what […]