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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…

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…