Each harvest comes with a degree of soil nutrient removal, depending on the crop and yield. Consider a fall fertilizer application to maintain nutrients in the soil after harvest and prepare fields for the 2021 growing season. Read on to learn how interpreting soil test results and strategic application timing can set you up for success next year.
Five things to consider to get your growing season off to the best start possible.
Over the last several decades there have been substantial yield improvements in soybean.
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California farmers deal with complex irrigation and fertilization requirements of "specialty" crops within diverse rotations. Some of these so-called specialty crops have a farm value of more than $4 billion per year. These high-value crops demand careful management of both water and nutrients to achieve high yield and consistently high quality.
Whether you are growing wheat, canola or corn, you can set the stage for a healthy growing season and maximum yield with early-season treatments and starter fertilizer.
In areas around the country that have had a wet spring, some wheat fields are yellowing, an indication of nutrient deficiency. The culprit may be leachable nutrients – such as nitrogen or sulfur – made worse by the intense rainfall.
A recent study from DuPont Pioneer outlined the continuous-corn yield penalty, and the causes for that penalty. Over a six-year period, the study found that continuous corn yields, on average, 25 bushels per acre fewer than corn that follows soybeans.
The last few years have thrown many growers a curveball in terms of weather patterns. From a drought in 2012 across much of the Corn Belt to a too-wet-to-plant spring last year in many states, the only constant in the weather is that it’s going to change. Moisture and temperature play a major role in the yield potential of crops, so understanding the interaction of weather and nutrients is an important step in achieving higher yields and environmental stewardship.
It's a good idea to start planning for this spring’s fertilizer applications, and it’s important to know some of the key factors to consider before making nutrient management decisions.