Record crop yields leave crop nutrient pantry bare

College football players need protein to build muscle. Steers need feed energy to gain weight in the feedlot.  Crops need N, P, K, sulfur and zinc to make yield.  The adage “nothing comes from nothing” holds true.  Planning for a profitable crop next year means one needs to grow bushels and bushels come from fertility.  […]

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Different technologies promise improved weed control

To say it was the summer of the pigweed is an understatement. Pigweed, tall waterhemp and Palmer amaranth invaded fields with a vengeance.  Weeds resistant to glyphosate, ALS, HPPD and PPO inhibitor herbicides were identified in many areas.  Many growers were left shaking their heads trying to come up with solutions. Your Farmway agronomy team […]

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As fall harvest ends, planning for a successful 2017 begins

With winter fast approaching, another cropping year has nearly come to a close. Although commodity prices are at extremely low levels, we definitely still have much to be thankful for. Thanks to unusually high amounts of rainfall throughout the summer, high yielding corn and soybean crops around the area were able to salvage some of […]

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Farming is like marriage

Finally fall harvest is amongst us and we are harvesting the crops we’ve watched grow all summer long. With much anticipation of the yields now comes the truth as we harvest our fields. As you sit in your combine cutting or in your tractor drilling wheat, you may wonder as to why this area or that […]

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Yukon Herbicide for grain sorghum

There is a broadleaf herbicide that a producer may want to try this year on his grain sorghum. Yukon is a premix of Sodium Salt Dicamba and Permit. This two-mode action product can give some residual help on certain weeds. Crop rotations are fairly friendly where soybeans and alfalfa rotation is 9 months, wheat 2 […]

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Be proactive in pigweed control rather than reactive

We are in the midst of another growing season, nearly all of the fall crops are in the ground and wheat harvest is coming in the next few days. Stripe rust pressure was abnormally high this year, with certain varieties of wheat showing heavier pressure than others.  In May we experienced below average temperatures which […]

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