Depressed wheat prices and dry weather conditions are top of mind for farmers in the Great Plains this spring.
Are you and your neighbors ready for dicamba?
Ahead of the March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings report, several other entities are making their own educated guesses regarding U.S. row crop acres. The latest to do so is MetLife Agricultural Finance, which expects farmers to up their soybean acres by 3.3% from 2016.
Test Plots study differences between in-furrow orthophosphate, polyphosphate fertilizers.
Evaluate early season weed control to preserve yield potential
Producers and grain marketers alike are anxiously awaiting USDA’s Planting Intentions report on March 31. Will soybeans reach the rumored 90-million-acre mark? Maybe.
If you haven’t bought fertilizer this year, anticipate higher prices for all major nutrients. As spring’s fertilizer needs rise so have prices, but not above 2016 levels, says David Widmar, economist at Purdue University and author at Agricultural Economics Insight.
Results from field trials show placement drives starter response
Soybeans have shocked and surprised many producers over the past few years, partly from yield improvement and acreage growth. Industry leaders are looking toward the future, searching for a way to continue to drive value for growers based on quality.
The South American harvest season is coming to an end, and they soybean crop is predicted to be better than originally expected. Last week, Informa Economics boosted their estimate from 106.5 MMT to 108 MMT. USDA predicts 104 MMT of soybeans coming out of Brazil.
Research confirms paths of drift mitigation
You only get one chance at planting—get it right.
“Proper planter adjustment isn’t difficult, but it can be time consuming. Take some time before planting to make sure your planter is ready to operate at peak performance.”
GMO technology is often under fire by critics who make various health and safety claims. Proponents typically respond that GMO crops use fewer pesticides and generate higher yields. A recent article from the New York Times, “Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops,” is challenging those assumed benefits.
Soybean Area Planted and Harvested – States and United States: 2015 and 2016
Corn Area Planted for All Purposes and Harvested for Grain – States and United States, 2015, 2016
All Wheat Area Planted and Harvested – States and United States: 2015 and 2016