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Midsummer Management Decisions

Rescue Herbicide Applications in Soybeans The last few years has seen the industry as a whole struggle with post emergence herbicide applications in soybeans. It should always be the goal to get full control with one multi-mode of action post emergence application but sometimes that doesn’t happen. If a rescue treatment is your only option…

Understand the Correct Timing Window for Your Herbicide Program for Best Control

Application of postemergence herbicides is an important weed management tool in both corn and soybeans. Making sure to correctly time this application can easily make or break your weed control program. Below and on the reverse side you will find some reminders to help make the correct decisions about herbicide application but it is important…

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…

Nitrogen Management Can Help Profitability

Today’s crop prices have many farmers feeling the pinch of tight profit margins. Each grower and operation will handle this scenario differently. Some may cut seed costs, some chemical costs, and others may manage fertilizer input costs. For those that fall into the third category, ISU and UNL have each created online tools to help…

Jacobsen Seed’s Position on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans

The Jacobsen Seed Team is dedicated to helping you grow the healthiest and most profitable crop that you can. That is why we careful screen our seed, treatment, and technology offerings to offer the best performing products for our sales territory. A strong example of seed and technology coming together is the Roundup Ready 2…

Many Online Resources Available For Those Who Choose Dicamba Application

Here at Jacobsen we offer many top yielding soybean varieties with the RR2 Xtend trait. These new soybean genetics allow for better agronomic placement along with the ability to spray dicamba in your soybeans. Planting the new class of RR2 Xtend beans allows you the FLEXIBILIY to utilize the Xtend Herbicide system if you choose,…

Protect Your Yield Potential from Early Season Diseases with Seed Treatment

Your soybeans have their highest yield potential when they are still in the bag. As soon as they are planted, soybeans are attacked by a host of pests and weather conditions bringing your yield down. Some conditions, like extreme weather, are far out of our control but there are some we can control. Early season…

Managing Corn Harvest

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA   Corn Drydown – According to Iowa State University this corn crop is averaging 5-10 days behind normal corn maturity. This is important to understand when considering corn dry down. In general, corn dries 0.5-1.0% per day in September and 0.25-0.5% per day in October. Being a little behind…