Category Archives: Agriculture
In a previous post I have addressed the difference between zone sampling and grid sampling. From that post one could gather that I am not a big proponent of zone sampling. The reason why is because when establishing the zones … Continue reading
Yesterday, I was talking with a company agronomist about their humic acid product and he was saying that the humic acid increased fertilizer efficiency enough that you could cut your fertilizer rates back by 20% and see no detrimental effect. … Continue reading
One of the most popular methods of evaluating new products in the field is with side-by-side test plots. The reason is because a side-by-side plot is easy to set up and easy to obtain results at harvest. But as we … Continue reading
With the overabundance of rain recently, a lot of corn is beginning to show signs of nitrogen deficiency. Because of this, there have been a lot of questions concerning foliar nitrogen applications. In particular, there is a lot of interest … Continue reading
… you find one of these in a corn field.
With the recent explosion of foliar applied nitrogen products in the marketplace, I often field questions regarding whether or not these products actually work or are they just another in an endless line of snake-oil products. This is a … Continue reading
With all the discussion about zone sampling versus grid sampling between advocates of both systems, I think it’s absolutely essential to know the benefits and shortcomings of each system. There is no doubt that zone sampling saves money versus grid sampling. With … Continue reading