Broad Spectrum Weed Control

Before the Roundup Ready Row Crop Revolution that began in 1996, we actively used pre-emergence tank mixes with a fair amount of success for weed control. At that time, there was still a large amount of tillage used, not near as many herbicide options to select from,...

Fighting Drought Stress

In Nebraska, we are still in the grips of a dry weather pattern. See below for a mid-winter look at the drought monitor: VIEW DROUGHT MONITOR >   Currently, parts of Nebraska are some of the driest areas in the country. We have had some precipitation as rain...

Does Seed Size Matter? 

As you select grades and weights of seed corn for the 2022 season, you may have heard at the coffee shop, chat room, or implement dealership, that certain grades and seed weight makes a difference in seed spacing, seed depth, stand establishment, and in the...

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...