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“Mine”ding your Phosphorus

03 Apr 2017

So we asked Kevin to do up a blog for the website.  He decided after pouring over soil tests all winter that this was a recurring theme.  Yes TJ did the same topic a couple of years ago when we were on a blog roll….

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Nitrogen Placement Options Spring 2017

30 Mar 2017

We have been spending alot of time talking with our customers about spring placement of your nitrogen as per our last blog post….Take a few minutes to look at this summary written by John Heard and Don Flaten that was adapted from Cynthia Grant’s presentation…

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Don’t Lose Your Nitrogen

07 Feb 2017

The fall of 2016 was one that will remain in our minds for a long time. The rains persisted, delaying harvest till late fall (or early winter) in many geographies.  Getting the crop off seemed like a never-ending battle for many producers.  For the most…

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Soybean Fertility

06 May 2015

There is a theory out there that you don’t have to fertilize soybeans.  This is somewhat true as you can put the seed in the ground with some inoculant (liquid, granular, double; that is another blog for another time) and come away with decent yields. …

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Are you seeding for optimal yield?

25 Mar 2015

Using thousand kernel weight and seed bed utilization can help producers determine proper plant stands prior to seeding the crop.  The 1000 kernel weight calculation is as follows.  (Desired Plant Population/ft2 * 1,000 kernel weight) / (% Expected Seed Survival * 10) = Seeding Rate…

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Bob’s Winter Project

04 Mar 2015

I spent some time this winter scanning old pictures and came across this one.  I thought it was an interesting picture and wanted to share it.  It was taken in 1937 in the Springhill district in Manitoba.  This was the first four wheel drive tractor…

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