Climate Insights Archive


April 15, 2019
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 tempe...


April 3, 2019
Last-Minute Checkup: Preparing To Collect Planting Data

It’s early on a March morning in southern Indiana and Andy Lowry is up before the sun with the same goal as many Midwest farmers – taking back time. When I catch him on the pho...


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Spring Forward: How Last Year’s Wet Fall Could Affect Planting Preparation

Due in large part to warm, dry conditions, last year’s harvest began earlier than normal in many areas of the Corn Belt, with some farmers harvesting in early September. However, harvest also continued later than expected for many growers, caused by satur

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Field Research: How To Get The Most From Split-Planting Trials

For years, farmers have understood the value of split-planting trials for testing and comparing hybrids and inputs within their specific field conditions. Digital farming tools have greatly enhanced the ease and benefits of this process, opening the door

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Variable-Rate Seeding: Making Every Hybrid Count

With spring quickly approaching, as we look ahead to planting season there’s a lot to consider. In my visits to farmers and dealers in my region at this time of year, many of our discussions are on seed performance evaluation from fall harvest. If you are

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