Growers will have a successful season if they stay aware of: timing and environment, planting depth, seed treatment, pH sensitivity and soil fertility.
Farming is a science. Understanding the way that nutrition, weather, soil conditions and seed type interact to produce a crop requires an incredible depth of knowledge. Since the most crucial factor in farming (weather) is uncontrollable, the most successful growers are those who learn as much as they can about the factors that they can control, and then use that to their advantage.
In this LIFT Quick Listen, Dr. Fred Below from the University of Illinois discusses his thoughts on using the systems approach to obtain higher crop yields, and how considering several different factors that impact crop yield can provide a safety net for whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at you.
In-Furrow News: The Leaders of In-Furrow Technology (LIFT) partners have been hard at work, providing growers and retailers with new ideas on how to maximize crop health and boost yields.
A recap of the LIFT Agriculture Summit told through 31 tweets by people and organizations who attended the event.
Many people aren’t sure how to create a successful fertility program for their soybeans because options can vary so much between different soil types, even on the same farm. Check out what Dr. Fred Below, Professor of Crop Physiology at the University of Illinois, has to say about soybean fertility in a LIFT Quick Listen.