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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…

Knowing What Limits Yield Could Help Manage Input Costs

With cash crop prices low and margins tight, it can seem like the words ‘Manage your input costs’ is on repeat and coming from every angle. The problem is this is much easier said than done. To most effectively manage input dollars, it is important to take time (maybe some of the free time we…

2018’s Delayed Fall Will Impact 2019’s N Application

The wet weather of 2018’s harvest season and the host of problems it brought to the corn belt is something many farmers are happy to put behind them. Unfortunately, one of these problems may persist into 2019 – potentially severe impacts on nitrogen applications. Some corn growing areas saw as little as 5% completion of…

Even With Low Crop Prices, Lime is an Important Part of a Fertilizer Program.

“I only have so many dollars to spend on inputs this year, why should I worry about liming?” This is a question that is very common this Fall and a very understandable one. Aglime (Calcium Carbonate) is not as high profile a nutrient at Nitrogen, Phosphorus, or Potassium but its job is no less important…

Introducing SaluTec Seed Treatment from Jacobsen Seed!

At Jacobsen Seed, we are continually striving to bring the newest and most profitable products in genetics, traits, in-field and in-machine technology such as Climate FieldView, and seed treatments to you, our loyal customers. This is why we are excited to announce the SaluTec Seed Treatment line from Jacobsen Seed. We have worked diligently to…

Pre-Harvest Thoughts – Corn

Harvest is quickly approaching and while we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, there is still a lot going on in corn to think about before combines get rolling. Water Use – Corn that is at ½ milk line requires about 2.25 inches of water (or 0.1-0.2 inches per day) to…

Pre-Harvest Thoughts – Soybeans

Harvest is quickly approaching and while we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, there is still a lot going on in soybeans to think about before combines get rolling. Water Use – For those growers who irrigate, don’t shut your water off too soon. From beginning maturity to harvest soybean plants can…