Tag Archives: Agronomy

Is Zone Sampling a Viable Alternative to Grid Sampling?


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

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A Short Note on Fertilizer Efficiency


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

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A Word About Side-by-Side Test Plots and Replication


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

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Foliar Nitrogen Applications: What does the Research Say?


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

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You Know It’s Wet When…


… you find one of these in a corn field.

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Foliar Nitrogen Applications


     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

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Planting Delays & Replant Decisions


With corn planting only 50% to 70% complete across much of the corn belt, many growers are beginning to question whether or not a switch to a shorter season hybrid would be warranted. The fear is that with a full … Continue reading

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