When it Comes to Soybean Variety Selection, Information is the Key to Success

It would be nice if soybean varieties were ranked by how well they would perform in a particular field and farmers could simply choose the varieties that ranked the highest. Instead, the soybean variety selection process is much more complicated, especially when you consider that variety selection is a key component in pest management. Unfortunately, … More When it Comes to Soybean Variety Selection, Information is the Key to Success

The High Cost of Failing to Plant Certified Small Grain Seed

In an effort to save money on small grain seed costs, many farmers will reserve seed from an initial crop and use that reserved seed for the next few years. While there is no arguing that this will save money on annual seed costs, that is where the savings end. Annual seed costs are just … More The High Cost of Failing to Plant Certified Small Grain Seed

Careful Management Key to Reducing Risk of Planting Soybeans after Soybeans

Planting soybeans in fields that were planted to soybeans the previous year is not generally recommended. The best-case scenario for producers who do so is a yield loss of about 5 percent compared to soybeans planted after corn. In many cases, however, the yield loss for soybeans after soybeans can reach 20 percent or more. … More Careful Management Key to Reducing Risk of Planting Soybeans after Soybeans

Is Conventional Corn a Viable Option for Farmers?

One question on the minds of many farmers today is whether conventional corn is a viable option for their operation. The fact is, farmers need to consider how profitable all types of crops will be for their specific operation before deciding between conventional corn and seed corn with certain traits. While yield differences are a … More Is Conventional Corn a Viable Option for Farmers?