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Be Prepared For Potential Stalk Rots in Corn This Fall

Throughout the 2019 growing season, growers have faced significance issues from many different directions. Unfortunately we need to be prepared for yet another one: stalk rots in corn. What can lead to stalk rots? Stalk rot pathogens, such as Anthracnose and Fusarium, are always present in the environment but need certain weather and host conditions…

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January 21, 2020

Thinking About Your Harvest Schedule – Soybeans

The beautiful and hectic season of harvest is just around the corner and will be here soon. Before it begins, take the time to think about factors (other than the weather) that may influence your harvesting schedule in order to maximize efficiency and profitability.  For soybeans these include – Weed Seeds The best way to…

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September 18, 2019

Fungicide applications in a delayed planting season

Fungicide applications can regularly be a tough choice for growers in a marketplace with such slim margins but this year’s delayed planting will likely make it even worse. Work through the following items with your Jacobsen Seed Representative to figure out if fungicide application is best for your farms this season. Fungicide is best when…

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July 10, 2019

Wet weather’s effect on weeds and herbicides

This season’s exceptional weather is putting many of the systems we use in crop production to the test. A major one being herbicides and weed control. Here are some quick answers to the most common weed and herbicide questions. Contact your local Jacobsen Seed Representative for more information.  Remember to always read and follow herbicide…

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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.  Planting Date and Flowering  Soybeans show yield response to being planted earlier because they are indeterminate plants. This means that they do not have to reach a certain size or stage before flowering, they can flower…


May 7, 2019

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”. This ensures the seed…

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April 10, 2019

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. Taking the time to worry about compaction can directly affect the bottom line. Soil compaction occurs when soil particles and aggregates are compressed into…

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March 5, 2019

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…

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February 11, 2019

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…

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January 29, 2019

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