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Timely Tissue Sampling Aids Nutrient Decision-Making
May 19, 2020 | Answer Plot
This season, be sure to routinely monitor the health of your crops by asking your agronomist to take tissue samples and have them tested for nutrient status. This will help ensure your crops are receiving what they need to deliver optimal yield and return on investment (ROI...
Agronomic Considerations for Prevent Plant Acres
May 12, 2020 | Answer Plot
In 2019, a record number of acres were declared prevent plant because of an unusually rainy spring and summer in many areas of the United States. In 2020, farmers are weighing the options of returning at least some of those acres to production. What agronomic factors could...
What’s the Value of an Adjuvant?
May 11, 2020 | Answer Plot
Imagine you’ve invested in a new state-of-the-art planter. You’ve done all the planter maintenance and calibration to set up for a successful spring, but in the midst of all that prep, you forgot to fuel up your tractor. Without the tractor, that expensive planter can’t do...
Use In-Season Tools to Illuminate Opportunities
Apr 27, 2020 | Answer Tech
During the growing season, every minute counts. Many times, extra hands are hard to come by and more hours in the day are not an option. However, quality technology that is properly leveraged can quickly detect field problems and successes to help you know exactly where to...
Understand the Value of Tissue Testing
Apr 27, 2020 | Answer Tech
Knowing whether or not your plants are absorbing the nutrients you’re feeding them is important information in the heat of the season and when planning for next year. Tissue testing is an additional tool you and your trusted advisor can use to create an in-season nutrient game...
Have Confidence in Soil Sampling Results
Apr 22, 2020 | Answer Plot
Every year, you make a significant investment in fertility for your acres. Whether you soil sample in spring or fall, you need those samples to be taken properly and in a consistent manner. Being able to trust those results will lead you to make better fertilizer decisions...
Address Early-Season Issues With Technology
Apr 20, 2020 | Answer Tech
After the rush of spring planting, it can be hard to monitor every field for in-season problems such as poor stands, seedling diseases, winterkill, early-season pests and weed pressure. There’s just not time to go back and perform manual scouting evaluations on every field...
When Corn Becomes a Weed
Apr 20, 2020 | Answer Plot
Volunteer corn plants are a nuisance for soybean growers because they grow quickly and are difficult to manage. Left uncontrolled, volunteer corn can lead to yield loss and also serve as a host for corn rootworm larvae. Timely herbicide applications are essential to managing...
Beyond the Buzzword: Sustainability and Soil Health: Episode 122
Apr 17, 2020 | Answer Plot
On this week’s episode of The Deal With Yield® podcast, host Jon Zuk sits down with Jason Weller, the Senior Director of Sustainability at Land O’Lakes. The two have a frank conversation about the buzzword “sustainability” and what it means for farmers and their operations. A...
Micronutrients Aren’t Optional
Apr 15, 2020 | Answer Plot
When you hear the word “micro,” what comes to mind? Do you immediately think “inconsequential,” “insignificant” or “nonessential”? If so, you may assume that micronutrients are an optional component of your plant nutrition program. But that’s not the case. Micronutrients are...
What Could a Wet Season Mean for Your Crops?
Apr 14, 2020 | Answer Plot
While farmers always want plenty of moisture in their soil profile for optimal crop growth, excessive amounts could cause challenges for crops. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you understand how wet conditions have an impact on crops and can help you prepare...
What Could a Dry Season Mean for Your Crops?
Apr 13, 2020 | Answer Plot
Abnormally dry to extreme drought conditions could have an impact on crop production in some areas, causing extra challenges for farmers trying to maximize yield potential. Even though some parts of the country may be seeing plenty of moisture now, we all know conditions can...
3 Tips to Maximize the ROI Potential on Micronutrient Applications
Apr 08, 2020 | Answer Plot
Compared to macronutrients, which are generally applied in hundreds of pounds per acre, micronutrients might seem less critical for plant nutrition. Although crops may only require small quantities of micronutrients, without them critical functions within the plant are halted...
Make This Adjustment to Help Reduce Dicamba Drift Potential in 2020
Apr 06, 2020 | Answer Plot
Exciting new research from WinField United reinforces and broadens findings from earlier this year regarding the control of fine particle drift. What we found First, WinField United researchers recently discovered that even if a drift reduction adjuvant (DRA) is included in...
Look Beyond Your Seed’s Traits for Successful Weed Control
Apr 06, 2020 | Answer Plot
Planting herbicide-resistant seed is the new norm for most farmers. And while postemergence applications are certainly important, to protect the trait technology and to get more effective weed control, it’s crucial to build a season-long strategy that relies on layered...
Help Protect Your Nitrogen With the Right Stabilizer
Apr 06, 2020 | Answer Plot
Did you know that up to 28% of nitrogen that farmers apply will be lost due to volatility, leaching and denitrification? The average loss in the Upper Mississippi Basin is 39 pounds per acre. 1 Many farmers compensate by overapplying nitrogen to their fields. But with budgets...
Achieve the Full Potential of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Enlist E3 Soybean Traits
Apr 03, 2020 | Answer Plot
Weed control in soybeans used to be fairly simple. Roundup Ready ® soybeans were the go-to for many growers looking for a convenient solution to manage weeds. But the high selection pressure put on Roundup Ready soybeans over the years has led to herbicide-resistant weeds...
Get the Facts on Fallow Syndrome
Apr 02, 2020 | Answer Plot
Fallow syndrome is probably something you haven’t thought about much in recent years, but with a record number of prevent-plant acres in 2019, it’s become a hot topic. Crops planted this season on prevent-plant acres that were left bare in 2019 could be at risk for early...
3 Management Considerations for Corn-on-Corn Acres
Apr 01, 2020 | Answer Plot
If you’re planting a corn-on-corn crop rotation, you know there are additional management consideration s that can help you get the most from that ground. Whether it’s adjusting your fertility program or managing crop residue, even small changes to your plan could have big...
5 Essentials to Help Improve Your Operation in 2020
Mar 31, 2020 | Answer Plot
As the 2020 growing season approaches, you’re no doubt looking for ways to achieve early, uniform plant emergence and maintain outstanding plant health throughout the season so you can turn a profit at harvest. That’s why we’ve assembled a collection of five key agronomic...