Category: Planting

Wet weather’s effect on weeds and herbicides

This season’s exceptional weather is putting many of the systems we use in crop production to the test. A major one being herbicides and weed control. Here are some quick answers to the most common weed and herbicide questions. Contact your local Jacobsen Seed Representative for more information.  Remember to always read and follow herbicide…

Planting Basics to Get Your Soybeans Off to the Best Start Possible

Now that a fair amount of corn acres have been planted it is finally time to move to soybeans. Here are some important points to think about to start the soybean crop off right. Soybeans show yield response to being planted earlier because they are indeterminate plants. This means that they do not have to…

Planting Basics to get your corn off to the best start possible

We are all eager for fields to warm up and dry out so we can get to planting but before rushing in, here are some important points to think about to help start the corn off right. Corn Planting Depth – At Jacobsen Seed, we advocate a planter setting of 2.5”, ensuring the seed is…

Manage Compaction during a busy Spring

With a wet Fall this past year and a long to-do list of field work to get done this Spring, the last thing farmers want is something else to think about. But taking the time to worry about compaction can directly affect the bottom line. Soil compaction occurs when soil particles and aggregates are compressed…

Correct Planting Depth is Key for Starting Corn Off Correctly

Corn planting depth affects many aspects in the developing plants life and therefore is an important factor in reaching top end yield potential. At Jacobsen Seed, we advocate a planter setting of 2.5”, ensuring the seed is placed between 2.0” and 3.0” as seed size and bumps can cause some variability within the seed trench….

Prepare to Manage Sidewall Compaction Now to Protect Yield Potential at Planting Time

The 2017 growing season saw growers facing many yield robbing factors but an extremely common issue was sidewall compaction. Sidewall compaction occurs when the soil structure of the seed trench has been compromised and tightly compacted due to a combination of mechanical pressure and field moisture. Corn, because of its fibrous root structure, is highly…

ILeVo treated soybeans and the Halo Effect

For those growers fighting Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome, there is no better defense mechanism than using ILeVo seed treatment from Bayer CropScience. This seed treatment is industry leading in control of the SDS pathogen Fusarium virguliforme and also has activity on nematodes within the seed zone. This pioneering technology can bring 2 to 10 bushel…

Planting Considerations After Cold, Wet Weather Delays Planting

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA Abnormally cold and wet weather has put a slight delay on planting this season in our part of the world. Before changing your current planting plan, consider the following. CORN For much of Iowa and Nebraska optimum planting window can reach all the way to May 10th. For eastern…

Start Your Season Off Right by Optimizing Planting

To achieve maximum yield from every bag of seed make sure to manage the factors at planting that can affect yield performance. SOYBEANS Both ISU and UNL have shown yield benefits in earlier planted soybeans. If you break Nebraska and Iowa into thirds North to South, optimum planting time for soybeans begins the last week…