Do You Really Know the Soils on Your Farm?

June 9, 2016 12:04 PM
Do You Really Know the Soils on Your Farm?

Don’t fight the soil, let it work in your favor

Knowing the type of soils you are dealing with in each of your fields will allow you to better evaluate the type of hybrid to plant, which tillage system to use and how to squeeze every potential yield out of that crop. Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie sat down with Pam Fretwell to discuss what you can look forward to at this year’s Corn College event in Heyworth, Ill.

Evaluating your soil’s type and structure—particularly its water holding capacity—is key to developing a plan and selecting the proper farming practices to fit the soil type. “Find the weakness and farm around that,” Ferrie says.

Farming and technology is constantly changing, he explains. So each Corn College season is full of new topics.

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You won't want to miss out on these events:


Ag Professional Consultant/Retailer College
July 18, Heyworth, Ill.
For those who work with farmers to take yields to the next level, Ag Professional offers a customized event for consultants and retailers. Learn about innovative agronomic practices to help build stronger customer experiences and expand your agronomic knowledge. Note to Certified Crop Advisers: Conti-nuing Education Unit (CEU) credits will only be offered at this summer event. 




Farm Journal Technology & Data College
July 19, Heyworth, Ill.
With tighter margins and the power of data in play, the chances to increase efficiencies are rapidly evolving. In-field breakouts and classroom sessions include: how to advance technology on your farm, break through key speed barriers, best data and technology practices, how to use technology and data to evaluate in-season crop response and achieve maximum potential with variable-rate technology. 



Farm Journal Corn College
July 20-21, Heyworth, Ill.
Led by Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie, participants will learn how to bulletproof their management system for higher yields. The two-day, hands-on curriculum features in-field breakouts and classroom sessions highlighting how data drives agronomic practices, proper soil density, how to select the right hybrids and placements, the importance of a well-rounded nitrogen program, how to evaluate nitrogen recommendations and water management.


The Early Bird discount has been extended to June 17. Don't miss out on these amazing new events. Register now!


Sponsor support provides an enriched experience and bargain for attendees. At press time, sponsors include: AgriGold, Precision Planting and Verdesian Life Sciences.

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