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Recently, UW Extension soybean expert Shawn Conley spoke with Mark Dorenkamp of Brownfield, Ag News for America.
- Many farmers planted early to gain the ‘free yield’ of a longer growing season. But you cannot forget about weeds, especially as glyphosate isn’t working as well. Keep your beans clean, Dr. Conley suggests, to avoid taking a hit at harvest.
- We’ve seen record yields lately. While that’s awesome, it also means a good deal of nutrients headed to the silo with the harvest. If it’s been a couple of years, take soil samples stay abreast of nutrient levels in your field. Studies show the investment in fertilizer, particularly phosphorus and potassium, is more than returned in yield.
- Finally, treating seeds continues to deliver a positive ROI for both corn and soybeans. While Dr. Conley understands why growers may be reluctant to invest in seed treatment, the data suggest you’ll earn a positive return even in a down market.