I recently came across an article written by NDSU Extension Agent, Brad Brummond, titled “40 Chances”. In the article Brad shares his thoughts on Howard G. Buffets book also titled as you may guess. “40 Chances”. Howard G Buffet is the son of Warren Buffet and among many other things also happens be a farmer. … More 40 Chances to Grow your Best Crop
With new technological developments in measuring soil productivity, more emphasis will be put on stewardship and production potential when determining land values. … More Land Prices and Productivity
Phosphate fertilizers are applied in the top 3-4” of a soil profile and don’t typically move much. One of the biggest challenges to getting accurate year to year results is a consistent sampling depth. It’s crucial to get an accurate 0-6” depth. … More Soil Test P – Making a case for annual soil testing
Starter fertilizer can have a negative effect on canola seedling emergence, especially on eroded knolls testing high in calcium carbonates. … More Canola emergence on clay soils
I was at a customer field this spring performing a routine planter check looking at soil conditions and seed placement. The soybean seed was nicely placed in the bottom of the furrow at a depth of 1” to 1.25” depth in good moisture. I was at the end of the field poking around, so the … More I made a customer mad this spring…
The modern approach to agriculture is focused on the production of monoculture crops (one plant species grown at once). Production often includes practices such as tilling in fall or spring to prep the seedbed, followed by the addition of synthetic fertilizers for optimum yield. The latest and greatest seed varieties are then planted which could … More Keep your microbes happy!