|May 2003 Articles|
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By Randy Simonson, Ph. D.
Technical Services Manager
So far, the crops are getting in a little faster than last year. We planted the corn on April 23 and 24
with two Kruger® hybrids and two Mycogen® hybrids. One of the Mycogen® hybrids is one of the new
Herculex® hybrids. The Mycogen® is courtesy of John Witter. |
The insecticide and herbicides we are using this year are from Syngenta. Force® insecticide was applied with the planter. Lumax® was applied pre-emerge right after I planted the corn. TouchDown® will be used on the soybeans.
We planted the soybeans at the main farm to two Kruger® varieties on May 13. Two other fields going to soybeans have yet to be planted due to wet weather.
All the soybeans this year are Roundup Ready®. I still like my conventional soybeans but with most of the farmers using Roundup Ready® I feel I also need to use them.
Some of the things we have trials on this year include a nitrogen study using Duration® Controlled Release Urea from Agrium® compared to urea and sidedress UAN. Also, we are again testing N-Texx® on corn and soybeans. And we have a pelletized lime study with Allerton Supply Co®.
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