Tag: Planting

When and Where to Use Soybean Seed Treatment

Over the last 5 years soybean seed treatment use has increased to cover almost 50% of US soybean acres. Treatment brands vary on their exact recipes but all include some mix of fungicides, insecticides and biologicals. These compounds are designed to protect soybeans in tough environments and the yield robbing pests that come with those…

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…

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…

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…

Correct Planting Depth is Key for Starting Corn Off Correctly

Corn planting depth affects many aspects in the developing plants life. Therefore, it is an important factor in reaching top end yield potential. At Jacobsen Seed, we advocate a planter setting of 2.5”. This ensures the seed is placed between 2.0” and 3.0” as seed size and bumps can cause some variability within the seed…

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 has a fibrous root structure. This makes it…

Planting Considerations After Cold, Wet Weather Delays Planting

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA Abnormally cold and wet weather has put a slight delay on planting this season in our part of the world. Before changing your current planting plan, consider the following. CORN For much of Iowa and Nebraska optimum planting window can reach all the way to May 10th. For eastern…

Start Your Season Off Right by Optimizing Planting

To achieve maximum yield from every bag of seed make sure to manage the factors at planting that can affect yield performance. SOYBEANS Both ISU and UNL have shown yield benefits in earlier planted soybeans. If you break Nebraska and Iowa into thirds North to South, optimum planting time for soybeans begins the last week…