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Fertilizer and Micronutrients

A micronutrient is an element essential for plant growth but is required in very small amounts. Until recently, farmers have been able to rely on the natural quantities found within the soil for adequate crop production. With yields continuing to increase, micronutrient availability will develop a more important role in complete fertilizer programs for top…

Back to Basics: Fertilizer and Macronutrients

It can be very difficult to keep all of the inputs used for crop production organized. To help keep ourselves straight we often lump fertilizer into one broad category without taking in to account the variation in importance and role that a nutrient has in the plant. In the illustration on the right you can…

Soybean Nodulation: Why it is important and how to manage it.

When someone talks about nitrogen requirements for a crop, many people automatically picture corn as they carry on the conversation. It can be hard to remember that soybeans actually need 4-5lbs of N per bushel over the course of the growing season, or roughly the same N requirement as a 240bu/ac corn crop. It is…

Be Prepared For Potential Stalk Rots in Corn This Fall

Throughout the 2019 growing season, growers have faced significance issues from many different directions. Unfortunately we need to be prepared for yet another one: stalk rots in corn. What can lead to stalk rots? Stalk rot pathogens, such as Anthracnose and Fusarium, are always present in the environment but need certain weather and host conditions…

Thinking About Your Harvest Schedule – Soybeans

The beautiful and hectic season of harvest is just around the corner and will be here soon. Before it begins, take the time to think about factors (other than the weather) that may influence your harvesting schedule in order to maximize efficiency and profitability.  For soybeans these include – Weed Seeds – The best way…

Fungicide applications in a delayed planting season

Fungicide applications can regularly be a tough choice for growers in a marketplace with such slim margins but this year’s delayed planting will likely make it even worse. Work through the following items with your Jacobsen Seed Representative to figure out if fungicide application is best for your farms this season. Fungicide is best when…

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…