Double Crop Following Wheat

Wheat harvest has started earlier this year, and with the recent weather, it should progress quickly across the wheat belt.  This situation will allow growers to evaluate the feasibility of putting in a crop behind wheat. Of course, the viability of this is dependent on numerous factors – with soil moisture being primary. For non-irrigated [...]

2020-06-12T15:00:51+00:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Planting|

Planting Season Is Upon Us

Planting season is upon us! Hands down, the planting operation is the most important pass of the season. Take the time to ensure yourself of an even stand, and a stand that emerges as close to the same time as possible. A little extra personal discipline to focus on the details will ensure that the results you see on the combine meet your expectations!   Here [...]

2020-04-29T17:38:52+00:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Planting|Tags: , , |

Grower Focus: Take-Aways from Randy Dowdy

If you attended our Grower Focus event on February 7, you heard Randy Dowdy, National Corn and Soybean Yield Record Setter visit about the importance of timing and attention to detail. We had a large crowd join us at Grower Focus. We wanted to emphasize a few of the key points that Randy [...]

2020-04-29T17:50:35+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Growing Corn (Maize), Growing Soybeans, Planting|Tags: , , |

Growing Crops with Small Irrigation Wells

There is some difference of opinion as to what constitutes small irrigation wells and being a relative term is open for interpretation.  However, anytime the capacity of irrigation is unable to match the crop’s evapotranspiration rate, challenges of a small well are apparent. Some strategies for maximizing water use and reducing risk with small wells [...]

2019-07-08T15:54:36+00:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Managing Crop Irrigation, Planting|Tags: , |

Innovation in Action: Multi-Hybrid Planting

One of the great things about precision agriculture is that technology is constantly evolving in order to make farming more productive. Variable rate fertilization and seeding is becoming increasingly popular and continues to be adopted rapidly throughout the Great Plains. From this, a new technology has emerged and farmers in the market for a new planter [...]

Are Seed Costs a Fixed Cost?

Many producers express frustration with the cost of seed. But not necessarily because of the actual cost of a bag of seed, but because regardless of yield goal, yield potential or length of maturity, the cost of the seed remains relatively the same. Unless you adjust population, a field that raises 180 bushel of corn [...]

2020-04-30T18:30:30+00:00November 15th, 2015|Categories: Growing Corn (Maize), Planting|Tags: , , , |

Spring Weather Outlook May Bring Challenges and Hope

Jeff Doran is a Senior Business Meteorologist with Planalytics.  With Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Meteorology, time spent in the Air Force, and 15 years with Planalytics, Jeff has over 30 years of meteorology experience under his belt.  He took the time to talk with us about upcoming weather predictions that will affect this planting [...]

2020-04-29T19:48:54+00:00February 15th, 2014|Categories: Crop Growing Conditions, Planting|

Planter Tune-Up Tips

Time really flies doesn’t it?  It’s already 2014 and for a lot of you, corn will begin to go into the ground in 60 days.  Our producers in Uvalde, Texas are already running! So is that planter ready for the season?  Just remember that this pass through the field will be the most important one [...]

2020-05-04T17:54:34+00:00February 1st, 2014|Categories: Planting|Tags: , , |

Roundup Ready Alfalfa Is A Must When Spring Planting

“It’s vital to use Roundup Ready Alfalfa when planting hay in the spring,” agrees Rob Benyshek, Crop Quest Western Region Vice President and Eric Konrade, Crop Quest Division Manager, Garden City, KS.  No other pre-emergent herbicides can be used on spring planted alfalfa, which is why it is important to utilize this Roundup Ready trait [...]

2020-04-29T18:26:56+00:00March 1st, 2013|Categories: Growing Alfalfa, Planting|Tags: , , , |
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