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Considerations for Delayed Soybean Planting

This year has been another interesting one. With recent, much needed rains, soybean planting continues to be delayed. According to the USDA NASS crop report on May 28, soybean planting was 63% complete compared to the average of 79%. As we approach June, we have received questions regarding how agronomic practices should change — if at all — for late planting. The following are considerations when planting in June or July.
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Making Early Summer Scouting Pay

If late planting leads to your no-till crops canopying 2 or 3 weeks later than normal, early weed control is critical.
Now's a great time to head out to your no-till fields and scout for weeds, insects and other pests. Many of you will be putting on your second pass of herbicides and/or applying a second pass where it turned out that the one-pass weed control system wasn’t adequate.
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Tips, Tricks, Techniques

With weed control season in full swing for many no-tillers, it’s a good time to pass along a few practical ideas used successfully by attendees at last winter’s National No-Tillage Conference.
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Are Narrow Rows The Way To Go?

It’s no big mystery, maintains Purdue corn specialist Bob Nielsen. No-tillers can find the answer by assessing corn crop canopy development.
Yield responses from ultra-narrow-row corn are no great miracle, says Bob Nielsen. The Purdue researcher, who was already conducting narrow-row corn studies in the 1980s, says these responses are a simple matter of crop canopy management.
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