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Two men with tractors on the farm. It is seeding time in the spring.

How to start your farm plan for this year

Q & A with an expert

Q: It’s a new year. Where do I start when making a farm plan for 2021? A: January and February are often the months we think of as a new start on crop production, protection and financials for the upcoming spring season. No doubt this winter has been unique with the COVID-19 protocols in place, […] Read more

Factors that could affect your harvest

Factors that could affect your harvest

Q & A with an expert

Q: What can I do to better manage my harvest this year? A: Late frosts, insect concerns, emerging weeds, spring harvest, severe winds and untimely rains were some of the challenges Mother Nature provided us this spring. And the fall will be no different. The perfect harvest doesn’t start in August or September, but instead […] Read more


Can copper reduce ergot levels in wheat?

Can copper reduce ergot levels in wheat?

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: Can the application of copper reduce ergot levels in wheat? A: Ergot is a worldwide disease that affects cereal crops such as wheat, barley, triticale, rye, and oats. Ergot is promoted in years with cool, damp weather conditions in late spring and early summer. When a crop is under stress, the flowering period is […] Read more

Growing degree days versus corn heat units

Growing degree days versus corn heat units

Q & A with CPS

Q: What are growing degree days (GDD) and how do they differ from Corn Heat Units (CHU)? A: Temperature plays a significant role in the development and maturity rate of crops. A good indicator of potential maturity is growing degree days (GDD). Corn heat units (CHU) is a measurement of cumulative heat over the growing […] Read more