Climate Insights Archive


April 23, 2018
Implications of Cold, Wet Midwestern Weather on Spring Planting and Fertility Management

Last year at this time, some of the Midwest was affected by abnormally wet weather which contributed to planting delays and other issues for farmers. Early spring weather condition...


April 19, 2018
Managing For Higher Corn Planting Densities

Corn yields have increased significantly since the 1930s largely due to genetic improvement and better crop management. Grain yield is the product of the number of plants per acre,...


April 2, 2018
Variable Rate Scripting, Seeding, and Planting Season: Be Sure You’re Ready

You know better than anyone that, with tight margins for crop production on every acre, staying ahead of the challenges you face every day is critical to your success....


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Pushing the Limits: Using Technology to Streamline Planting and Increase Yield

Thinking back to my days as a farm kid, I remember how my father and uncle would track their data for the family farm. Back then technology consisted of hand-written notes in a notebook for seeding, planting, and fertilizer records. This was their sacred

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New Podcast Takes You “Around the Farm”

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to stay on top of everything you need to know about agriculture? There’s always another person to meet with, report to review or ag trade publication you need to read to make sure you have timely

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Soil Strategies: Coping With The Effects Of Cold, Wet Soils At Planting

Last year's wet fall and cold November were followed by a mild December, and then a polar vortex dominated the last part of winter, yielding overall below-normal air and soil temperatures across much of the Midwest.

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