Spring Burndown

Is your land ready for spring planting season? Most no-till fields are now covered with henbit, chickweed, ryegrass, marestail, and other winter annuals and perennials. If you made an application of Leadoff® in December or January, you are probably in pretty good shape right now. If not, it’s time to start cleaning up your winter weeds. Marestail Henbit It is important to get these weeds cleaned up now for several reasons. First, winter weeds have taken up valuable nutrients through the winter months that can’t be returned

By |March 25th, 2015|Categories: Corn, Cotton, Home, Peanuts, Soybeans, Tobacco|

Get the Most From Your Nutrients With ADVANCE

Coastal’s Advance family of products offers growers the opportunity to maximize yield potential by giving their crop the advantage for early season growth, strong root development and improved plant vigor. Advance products, which contain a blend of natural carboxylic acids, aid in solubilizing nutrients for better availability, absorption and uptake. Virtually any crop needs one of the Advance products at planting, whether a starter program is used or not. Here, we give you a brief description of all three Advance products. Advance Growth Agent In addition to the natural carboxylic

By |January 27th, 2015|Categories: Corn, Cotton, Home, Peanuts, Soybeans, Tobacco, Wheat|

Sprayer Calibration Made Easy

Now that fall harvest is complete and wheat is planted, it’s time to get your sprayer ready for next season before you put it in the shed.  In this article, we give you an easy-to-use method for calibrating your sprayer.  But before you begin, it’s important to start with clean, properly working parts to make sure your calibration is accurate.  Here’s a checklist of things to do before calibrating your sprayer. Make sure the tank is clean. Flush the boom, nozzles and strainers. Use a good strong detergent or tank

By |December 4th, 2014|Categories: Corn, Cotton, Home, Peanuts, Soybeans, Tobacco, Wheat|

The Spectrum Advantage in Fall Burndown/Residual Programs

Yield loss due to early weed competition is well documented and can range anywhere between 5% and 50%.  Give your crop the early advantage and reduce weed competition with the right burndown/residual program. To enhance herbicide performance and improve application characteristics, Spectrum is the top choice adjuvant to use in your burndown/residual program.  Spectrum efficiently and effectively gets the herbicide to its target and keeps it there longer. The characteristics that make Spectrum an excellent adjuvant on plant and leaf surfaces also make it the adjuvant of choice for residual

By |November 5th, 2014|Categories: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Tobacco|

Sample for SCN Before Selecting Seed

To Catch a (Silent) Thief Sample for SCN Before Selecting Seed By: Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter Friday, October 24, 2014 ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- If a thief snuck in around harvest time and made off with 30% of your soybean crop, you'd probably notice, right? Sampling for soybean cyst nematodes after harvest can be time consuming and expensive, but yields lost to SCN might cost you more in the long run, according to Iowa State plant pathologist Greg Tylka. (DTN file photo by Nick Scalise) Maybe not,

By |October 30th, 2014|Categories: Soybeans|

Fall Herbicide Application

When harvest is complete and combines and cotton pickers are put under the shed for the winter, you can be sure farmers clean them up first. No farmer would consider parking his machine for 9 months without first thoroughly cleaning it up. Doesn’t it make sense to treat land the same way? A few years ago we first heard the slogan, “Start clean; stay clean.” Now, we are aware that applying herbicides in the fall bring added benefits that outweigh the cost; therefore add to the slogan, “Start clean; stay

By |October 29th, 2014|Categories: Corn, Cotton, Home, Peanuts, Soybeans, Tobacco|

The Benefits of Soybean Seed Treatment

It is estimated that from 1997 to 2007 the suppression of yield in US soybean acres was close to 1 BILLION bushels!   The majority of this yield loss can be attributed to 4 major pathogens: Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Phytophthora and Fusarium.  Unfortunately, a large majority of our southeastern soils harbor these pathogens.  In addition to disease pressure, insects, as well as environmental and soil conditions, conspire to rob you of maximizing yield on your acre. Seed treatments are a key component to any cropping system.  Soybeans are no different.  Seed

By |May 17th, 2014|Categories: Home, Soybeans|

New John Deere Planter Breaks Speed Limits

By: Jim Patrico, Progressive Farmer Senior Editor Engineers completely redesigned the seed delivery system to make the ExactEmerge system capable of placing seed in the trench at speeds almost twice as fast as recommended in the past. (Photo courtesy of John Deere) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (DTN) -- John Deere got the National Farm Machinery Show off to a fast start Wednesday when it announced a new corn and soybean planter that uses a revolutionary new seed delivery system with a recommended planting speed of 10 miles per hour. Speedy,

By |February 13th, 2014|Categories: Corn, Soybeans|