Farm Journal Test Plots study the components to maximizing yield
Learning how to manage the three big components of yield—water, sunlight and nutrients—is an ongoing effort for the 24-year-old Farm Journal Test Plots program. How these components interact plays a big role when selecting the right hybrids for your fields.
Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie says the first step in designing any drainage system is to make sure you have an adequate outlet for the water.
Expect to encounter manganese issues on certain soils, plan treatment accordingly.
New drainage designs keep water available when needed.