The week is simply getting began, however there’s no scarcity of reports.
In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up the highest headlines to get you again up to the mark.
On the Farm
Editor Invoice Spiegel uncovers the thriller of soil take a look at knowledge. He says, “Farmers primarily have a look at fertility suggestions for nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (Okay) with little thought to the remaining take a look at outcomes. However the remainder of the numbers inform quite a bit concerning the subject.”
Study the fundamentals of soil assessments and the fantastic particulars that develop into the inspiration in your cropping system.
Get to know Alex Grey in his story about turning into the New Merchandise Editor at Profitable Farming.
Here’s a peek: “I’ve had a ardour for writing for so long as I can keep in mind. Actually, it’s one of many solely issues I’ve ever felt good at. After I had the chance to use for a job at a publication as prestigious as Profitable Farming, I made the leap. Not solely would I’ve the prospect to get again to writing, however I’d even have a complete new properly of information to dip into and develop into an knowledgeable on.”
Editor Laurie Bedord covers the hydroponics expertise behind HydroGreen.
When restricted precipitation made supplying feed for his cattle a problem, particularly when competing with neighboring dairies for high quality feed, Dihl Grohs developed a low-maintenance, sustainable substitute for producing feed.
The rancher’s totally automated system grows nutrient-rich feed components, like barley and wheat, year-round in a managed surroundings with minimal use of land, labor, and water. With the push of a button, HydroGreen performs all rising features together with seeding, watering, lighting, harvesting, and reseeding.
Sunflower growers have new instruments to fight key insect and illness issues, with latest EPA approval of label expansions for Seize LFR insecticide and Ethos XB insecticide/fungicide from FMC.
“The use approval of those instruments present sunflower growers entry to much-needed new and efficient options to handle the extensive pest spectrums and soilborne illnesses they face,” mentioned Eric Castner, regional technical supervisor for FMC.
The XtremeAg staff checks in with an replace this week. Arkansas farmer Matt Miles says, “Final yr we began planting on March 16, and this yr we’re hoping to get began on the final day of February. After all, that can all rely upon the climate forecast, however we’ve our plan in place if we get the chance.”
And Iowa farmer Kelly Garrett says, “It has been a dry winter to date. Though it’s a higher time of the yr to have a drought, I want to see a bit extra moisture within the soil as we method planting season.”
The primary full week of February 2022 will likely be one of many driest in additional than 30 years from Rio Grande do Sul to southern parts of Mato Grosso, Brazil, in keeping with knowledge from WeatherTrends360. Whereas dry climate is favorable for soybean harvest, dry to drought situations in southern Brazil and Argentina have induced many analysts to decrease expectations for soybean harvest.
Dryness will even persist for the rising areas in Argentina. In reality, the primary full week of February 2022 will likely be one of many driest in 30-plus years throughout the key soybean rising areas of Argentina.
Supply: Successful Farming