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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…

Tight Crop Input Dollars Will Increase Need to Carefully Manage Foliar Fungicide

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA “To spray or not to spray?” This is one of the most common questions throughout the Corn Belt in mid-summer. Crop prices will make it more important than ever to actively manage each foliar fungicide application to get the biggest bang for your buck. Begin scouting high risk fields…

ILeVo treated soybeans and the Halo Effect

For those growers fighting Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome, there is no better defense mechanism than using ILeVo seed treatment from Bayer CropScience. This seed treatment is industry leading in control of the SDS pathogen Fusarium virguliforme and also has activity on nematodes within the seed zone. This pioneering technology can bring 2 to 10 bushel…

Track Hail with Climate FieldView

Of all the diverse weather the Midwest experiences throughout the year, hail can be the most difficult to track. Its irregular nature can leave one field extensively damaged while its neighbor across the road shows barely a bruise. According to University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 50% of hail storms occur from March through May but grower’s largest…