With all the technology and tools available to assist in scouting efforts these days, it might be too easy to say it’s easy.
Midseason scouting is a best management practice engaged in by every farmer who wants to pursue the best possible outcomes for his production, year-in and year-out.
"Start with a testable research question," says Dr. Jeff Coulter, extension agronomist at the University of Minnesota. "What is your question, and can it be answered with the type of trial you have in mind?"
As crop input suppliers and farmers walked corn and soybeans fields this season they may have noticed some telltale signs of nutrient deficiency.