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Finding Balance in Soils

April 8, 2021

When we talk about a soil being in balance, we’re saying that the soil is in a condition that can provide the nutritional support necessary for maximum crop yields. Now to get to that point, the physical, chemical and biological properties of a soil have to all be considered so that both root growth and microbial activity are maximized.

Treat Your Spray Water

April 1, 2021

Getting the most out of your crop requires an integrated approach that also gets the most out the products you use in your fields. Ensuri

ng your products are effective not only helps the crop, but helps prevent additional steps the down road. One way to do so is making sure your spray water isn’t costing you money by degrading your tank-mixed products. Jim Smart, Ag Spectrum research and training agronomist, and a Kansas farmer, says effective spray applications start with properly conditioned water.

Time Nitrogen Form to Plant Needs

March 25, 2021

Getting the most out of all inputs is critical for farm profitability, and that includes nitrogen fertilizer. Delk Crosier, Maximum Farming Implementation Specialist for Ag Spectrum and Ohio farmer, says cost is a top decision driver for all inputs, but the greatest cost is in using a product that doesn’t perform like you need it to.

Planter Check Up

Before you head to the field this spring, you can save yourself a lot of headaches by ensuring your planter is ready to go. Delk Crosier, Maximum Farming Implementation Specialist, gives some very important tips and insight on proper planter set up and maintenance.

 

 

 

 

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Soil Health Defined

March 18, 2021

All farmers these days are interested in improving soil health, but not everyone may know exactly what that means or takes. Dr. Brian Gardener, Ag Spectrum Technical Director, says it’s important to know the basics of soil health and how farm management decisions can impact your soil and your yields.

The Case for Cold Germination Seed Tests

Seed companies do strive for quality, but not every lot is the same. When seed is produced over thousands of acres, climates, and in uncontrolled and unpredictable environments, germination quality will vary.

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Fit Nutrition Programs to Your Seed Selection

Every season brings new opportunity and new hybrid genetics. While yield determines a farmer’s gross return, they should not focus solely on yield data when making selections. Maximizing yield potential requires finding the right fit of traits and characteristics that match with each farmer’s unique production system. That gives Maximum Farming System customers a leg up on farmers who use a traditional nutritional program.

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Why a System Matters

March 11, 2021

With a constant stream of new products coming to market, finding what works best on your farm can be confusing and challenging. Ag Spectrum National Sales Manager Eric Sherwood says the key to a high-yielding, quality crop, starts with a system-based approach. By understanding the fundamental principles of the chemical, physiological and biological processes in the soil and in plants, a system approach can make production more predictable and less susceptible to variables.

Choose the Right Corn Starter

March 8, 2021

Choosing a corn starter fertilizer is more than about getting a good “pop-up” out of the ground for your corn. It’s important, but the real reason to use a starter is to get early-season phosphorus in the plant tissue by V3 to maximize kernel count. Most starters on the market don’t offer available phosphorus and that is they are often disappointed at the end of the season.

 

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