Is Your Nitrogen Ready for Bloom Season?

Early Season Nitrogen Management Considerations in Almonds As spring approaches almond growers are once again making decisions on nutrient management, particularly nitrogen.  It’s no secret that nitrogen prices remain high and almond prices are not where growers would...

Growers Can Reap the Benefits of Healthy Soils with Humic Acid

Many growers are hesitant to plant cover crops or reduce or eliminate tillage, given various factors such as logistics, cost and timing. But crops still need a sufficient supply of carbon materials to build and maintain soil structures, to increase cation exchange...

Replace What You Harvest

We talk about this EVERY FALL and it is a redundant topic, but necessary to think about. We just harvested another decent crop. The twist this fall is that some areas were hit harder with the dry weather than others. Consequently, nutrient uptake into the developing...

Corn Stalk Lodging Management and What You Can Do

What was the cause?  Easy—3-4 days of 40+ mph winds!  Yes, this was certainly a big part of it.  But, other factors such as Lower fertility levels in certain areas of the fields likely had more lodging than others. Soil compaction—high-traffic areas or areas where...

Common Challenges Around Harvest & How to Overcome

Grasshoppers It is not uncommon to find a population of grasshoppers in your combine tank.  Normally around the field edges or maybe in a weed-laden area of the field.  Grasshoppers are often worse in hot, dry conditions. One big reason is that insects, as...