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Why are low-yielding areas low yielding?

low-yielding area

Low-yielding areas might contribute more to the bottom line by cutting inputs to reduce losses or increasing inputs to improve profitability. The choice depends on answering the question in the headline.

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Canola seed advances for 2018

Dekalb has a strong focus on blackleg resistance, offering diversity in sources of major resistance within the current portfolio as well as future pipeline, says Dave Kelner, canola portfolio manager for Monsanto

Stacking of popular traits, including pod-shatter tolerance and enhanced disease resistance, is an important agronomic theme for the 2018 class of canola seed.

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Do you know your soil’s character?

Soil characteristics stay fairly consistent so don’t need to be checked too often, but use these tests to set expectations for new fields or fields that haven’t been tested recently.

With fall soil tests, ask for electrical conductivity, pH, cation exchange capacity and organic matter along with the nutrient analysis. These characteristics can influence productivity decisions for each field.

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