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IN THE FIELD UPDATES

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…

Things to Think About Before Soybean Harvest

Manage Harvest Losses Regularly stop and check to understand your loss – Just 4 to 5 beans on the ground per square foot can add up to one bushel an acre lost. Pre-harvest loss can be determined by checking in standing soybeans. Harvest loss can be determined by checking both the rear of the combine…

Join us for the 2017 Jacobsen Field Showcase Wed., August 23 • 4-8 PM

Please join us for our annual Field Showcase at our Ulmer, Iowa plot. We’ll have the optional riding plot tour like in years past, but many other things have changed. We hope you’ll be excited about the new offerings, and hope to see you there! Everything will be at the plot!  All events, including dinner and…

Use Climate FieldView Prime to Bring Weather, Scouting and Basic Data into One Place

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA How do you manage things like rainfall and scouting on your farm? What about data management? Or that pesky weather event known as hail? All growers wrestle with how to best manage these areas but our partnership with Climate FieldView allows us to help bring all of this information…