Articles Tagged with ''yield''

Evaluating, Managing Alfalfa Winter Injury

For much of the Midwest, this has been one of the coldest winters in several decades. Chicago hasn't seen a winter this frigid in the past 30 years, and ranks as the 8th coldest average winter temperature since 1871. They have also recorded nearly 60 inches of snow through the first week of February.
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Applying Nitrogen To Wheat Before Green-Up

Each year producers ask the question: When is the best time to apply nitrogen to wheat? Also, is it ok to apply nitrogen on frozen ground? For any nitrogen application the question to ask is when does the crop need nitrogen. Wheat does not require large amounts of nitrogen until stem elongation (Feekes Growth Stage 6), which is the middle or the end of April depending on the location in state. Ohio research has shown no yield benefit from applications made prior to this time period. Soil organic matter or nitrogen applied at planting generally provides sufficient nitrogen for early growth until stem elongation.

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Maximizing Nitrogen Uptake In Soybeans

After talking with many farmers throughout Ohio during this years Extension meetings, one common question keeps popping up: What about nitrogen application to soybean? Yes, soybean plants have high nitrogen requirements due to the high protein content of grain. On average, approximately 4 pounds of nitrogen is removed per bushel of grain.
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Determining Winter Wheat Injury, Survival

Winter wheat varieties vary in their tolerance to winter hardiness or injury. Many of the winter wheat varieties that do not have as much tolerance to cold temperatures were able to survive the recent winters with milder temperatures.
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Soybean Response To Start Fertilizer Containing Sulfur

Dec. 30, 2013 There is widespread concern about potential sulfur (S) deficiencies in corn and soybeans in the North Central region. Sulfur is relatively immobile within the plant, so symptoms usually appear in the new growth. Atmospheric deposition used to supply a considerable amount of plant available S (about 8 to 15 pounds per acre annually), but with the implementation of the Clean Air Act, this amount has significantly decreased.
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What To Consider When Selecting SCN-Resistant Varieties

Planting soybean cyst nematode (SCN) varieties is one of the most effective tactics for managing the most important pathogen of soybeans. However, SCN-resistant varieties are not all created equal. You should consider the following characteristics when selecting SCN resistant varieties for your fields:
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Resources For Selecting SCN-Resistant Varieties

Soybean producers should utilize several sources of information when selecting soybean cyst nematode (SCN)-resistant varieties. The article What To Consider When Selecting SCN-Resistant Varieties shares the four characteristics producers should keep in mind when choosing varieties with SCN resistance.
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NCGA Announces National Corn Yield Contest Winners For 2013

Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices and improved seed varieties helped corn growers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2013 National Corn Yield Contest. Entrants continued to far surpass the national average corn yield, setting a contest record with a new all-time high yield of 454 bushels per acre.
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