Tag: yield

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Wanted: Your Soybean Crop

The Earthsoils’ program for soybean is proving itself to be an asset in the producer’s toolbox for creating quality, high-yielding beans. Many producers that use a combination of ES-CAL, Micro-Mix, and Manganese have reported yield increases of 8 to as high as 14 more bushels per acre in addition to increased soybean quality. We’ve also…
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Early Season Corn Comparison

The First 45 Days Determine Yield In this video, Mike reviews several features of early season corn in a test plot.  Once again, when the plant is receiving essential nutrition, it happily produces features that will result in greater yield later in the season.  It is during the first 45 days of a plant’s life…
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Seed Placement = Yield Potential!

Importance of Seed Placement I want to re-emphasize the importance of seed placement and its impact on corn yields. I can’t tell you how much difference a half an inch can do for your yield potential. In particular, I was in several fields in 2007 where another half an inch deeper seed placement would have…
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Seed Placement 101

Tools of the Trade Here’s how you can effectively find your planting depth.  You will need three tools: Patience An old license plate Your shoes First, get your planter up to operating speed (i.e., the speed you are comfortable driving). Remember, fast works great for auto racing, but not when it comes to planting your…
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Seed Firmers

Are they worth the investment? Read this and decide for yourself. A simple, on-farm yield trial was conducted comparing the effects of seed firmers on corn yield. The field was planted the same day with the same planter using the same fertility program and variety of seed corn. It was a White, sixteenrow planter with…
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