Control Early-Season Diseases That Rob Yield Growers are planting earlier every year, driven by new hybrids and technologies. This maximizes the length of the growing season. However, early planting means planting into colder soils, which leads to delayed emergence and slower plant growth. Early-season wet, cold conditions can also lead to more disease, including pythium […]
This January, the Leaders of In-Furrow & Foliar Technology (LIFT) partners, including West Central, BASF, Nufarm, FMC, Valent and Dow AgroSciences, came together to provide an opportunity for ag editors to hear from each of these companies in a convenient, sixty-minute webinar called the 2018 LIFT Virtual Summit. The presentations consisted of a number of […]
Providing crops with the support they need from the beginning leads to healthier plants and better yields. Applying starter fertilizer allows essential nutrients, such as phosphorus, to be accessible to the plant from the beginning allowing the plant to benefit from the nutrients at this foundational stage. In-furrow starter fertilizer applications are one way growers […]
Growers are utilizing precision technology to enhance their growing process, including field application equipment and sensor platforms.
When it comes to raising healthy crops, you cannot rely on the benefits of just one essential nutrient. A well-rounded balance of key micro- and macronutrients is critical to maximizing your crop’s yield potential. One nutrient that has not always been as highly prioritized, but is becoming recognized for its importance in healthy plant development, […]
Protecting your seed against the hundreds of harmful pathogens and insects that affect crop production is key to maximizing yield. Prepare for the spring planting season by learning how to fight back and protect your crops from common diseases and pests in this LIFT Ag Academy course. Through this course, you will learn how to […]
Nutrient availability is essential for crops throughout the growing period, particularly in the early growth stages. Crucial micronutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen can get tied up in the soil and rendered unavailable for uptake by the plant. It’s important to develop a fertility plan that optimizes both the nutrients in your fertilizer, as well as the nutrients in the soil.
Phosphorus is a key essential nutrient necessary to optimize healthy plant growth and yields. However, industry research shows that over 50 percent of production acres are phosphorus deficient. Research also shows 83 percent of growers are concerned about phosphorus getting tied up in the soil. When crops are able to access the appropriate amounts of […]
The agriculture industry understands that crop protection is necessary to ensure optimal yields, but we also understand that the damage caused by off-target drift can be detrimental. Current herbicide regulations are becoming more stringent to reduce off-target drift and minimize potential damage to surrounding plants or species, making it more important than ever to take […]
While still a fairly newer innovation, drone use is becoming more common in the agriculture industry. There are a variety of ways to use drones in agriculture, including data collection, building a database of images and video perfect for marketing and social media use, and even for building customer relationships. For example, giving your […]