Successful nutrient management begins with soil sampling

Soil analysis and fertilizer recommendations are only as good as the samples you submit. FULL STORY »

Remain aware of the potential for herbicide carryover in 2013

Dry soil conditions, similar to those experienced during the 2012 growing season, often slow the rate of herbicide degradation and increase the potential for damage to rotational crops from herbicide carryover. FULL STORY »

Preparation, double-checking are key to spring planting safety

The sun is shining and soil temperatures are rising, but a Purdue Extension agricultural safety specialist says farmers shouldn't let their enthusiasm for spring planting lead to injuries. FULL STORY »

Soil temp, field conditions outweigh calendar date

It is generally recommended to plant when soil temperatures are at or above 50 degrees and the near-term forecast shows a warming trend. Planting into cold, wet soils inflicts stress on corn seed emergence, as does planting just ahead of a cold spell. FULL STORY »

Corn seeding rate among growers’ tough decisions

As planting season approaches for the eastern Corn Belt, corn growers will be making a series of important decisions, including how many seeds to plant per acre for the best potential yield. FULL STORY »

6 silage sampling mistakes

Do you collect silage with your palm down? It could be influencing the accuracy of your forage testing results. Here are some other common mistakes to avoid when collecting and sending corn silage samples for analysis. FULL STORY »

Establishing a better understanding for 2013 alfalfa productivity

The increasing cost of forages, continuing fear of drought conditions, and extending winter season have many producers wondering about the productivity of their hay fields in 2013. FULL STORY »

Get ready for summer heat stress now

Here are several things you can do now to help avoid summer slump in milk production. FULL STORY »

Prepare for upcoming forage season

Now is the time to evaluate the well-being of your forage crop. A recent podcast offers guidelines for assessing pastures and forage stands. FULL STORY »

Ten keys to a profitable forage program

Forages typically account for over half the cost of production of forage-consuming animals and provide most of their nutrition. FULL STORY »

Soil testing for K

With spring's arrival, it is a good time to address some questions about soil testing, particularly the differences between "field moist" soil testing and standard air drying of samples that are run through soil testing labs. FULL STORY »

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