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2012-04-12 13:20:52

Crop yield can be improved by ensuring adequate nutrient availability. But how should you place the fertilizer and what cropping system gives the best yields? Research conducted by University of Illinois assistant professor of crop sciences Fabián Fernández, professor of crop sciences Emerson Nafziger, and graduate student Bhupinder Farmaha looked at how tillage, and phosphorus and potassium placement and rates, affected the distribution of soybean roots and the...

2012-04-12 13:15:29

Band fertilizer placement may cause non-uniform distribution in the soil. Why does this matter? Because when fertilizer is unevenly distributed, it may not be possible to use traditional sampling strategies to measure whole-field fertility, said assistant professor of crop sciences Fabián Fernández. No recent published studies have looked at this problem. Fernández has conducted research to determine potassium and phosphorous distribution in...

2011-12-21 19:00:00

Growers Planting Pioneer® Brand Hybrids Win 50 Percent of National Titles in 2011 Contest Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 DuPont congratulates David Hula, Charles City, Va., and eight other growers planting Pioneer® brand corn hybrids who won U.S. national titles in the 2011 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest announced today. Farmers planting Pioneer® brand hybrids won 50 percent of the 18 national spots in the annual contest, including four...

2011-12-12 17:42:02

The practice of deep banding fertilizer is growing in popularity as more growers turn to strip-till. However, this method may be costing growers more than it is worth. A new University of Illinois study revealed that strip-till was superior to no-till and increased yield in soybean. However, the results showed no difference in yield between fertilizer application methods. "Strip-till is usually talked about in corn, not soybean," said Fabian Fernandez, U of I assistant professor of crop...

2011-08-15 15:16:58

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are studying soil moisture levels and other field dynamics to help Pacific Northwest famers maximize the production of corn, a relatively new regional crop that helps support Idaho's growing dairy industry. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists David Tarkalson and David Bjorneberg conducted a 2-year study to see if farmers who use conventional tillage and fertilizer application methods could increase corn yields by banding...

2010-12-19 00:26:03

Among Seven Growers Breaking 300 Bu/Ac Barrier, Six Win with Pioneer Hybrids Des Moines, Iowa (Vocus) December 17, 2010 DuPont congratulates David K. Hula of Charles City, Va., and nine other growers planting Pioneer® brand corn hybrids who won national titles in the 2010 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest announced today. Among all entries in the national contest, Hula attained the highest overall yield of 368.44 bushels per acre with Pioneer hybrid P1615HR....

2010-08-31 05:31:00

BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today new and enhanced variable rate and boom control options to the versatile Field-IQ(TM) crop input control system. The expanded capabilities help farmers manage pest and nutrient applications by avoiding spray overlap with automatic or manual control of up to 48 sections--more sections controlled than any other variable rate system in the industry today. For added simplicity, convenience and savings, farmers can use...

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2010-06-16 07:46:45

Two years into a study looking at methods of combining a living cover crop between corn rows shows that yield can be maintained at high levels using environmentally friendly practices. Researchers are testing between-row cover grasses as part of research looking at ways to reduce soil runoff and keep vital nutrients in the soils while crop residue, called stover, is removed from farm fields to produce biofuels. With U.S. government targets requiring a 30 percent displacement of petroleum...

2010-01-25 15:48:14

It might not look like there's much going on in those roadside corn fields, but a Purdue University researcher has shown that corn plants are in a fierce battle with each other for resources. Tony Vyn, a professor of agronomy, said it's been known for a long time that young corn plants are, on average, shorter in no-till, corn-on-corn fields, but that doesn't mean there is an overall stunting of growth among all plants. Instead, residue left over from last year's corn crop is changing soil...


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