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So Far, So Good for Fall Applied Nitrogen
So Far, So Good for Fall Applied Nitrogen
February 04, 2016
Great article in Agrinews about Fall Applied Nitrogen by Tom Doran, Field Editor.
2015 United Prairie Innovation Farm Corn SxS Results
2015 United Prairie Innovation Farm Corn SxS Results
February 02, 2016
Corn SxS Summary 2015.pdf


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Agronomy
So Far, So Good for Fall Applied Nitrogen
So Far, So Good for Fall Applied Nitrogen
February 04, 2016
Great article in Agrinews about Fall Applied Nitrogen by Tom Doran, Field Editor.
2015 United Prairie Innovation Farm Corn SxS Results
2015 United Prairie Innovation Farm Corn SxS Results
February 02, 2016
Corn SxS Summary 2015.pdf


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Our weather stations are providing us with some interesting information. Here is a graph of the air and soil temperatures since Nov 15. The highly fluctuating yellow line is the air temperature. Almost 70 on the 15th and 7 degrees on the 22nd. Note the soil temperatures, the 15 inch is relatively stable around 50 degrees whereas the 2 and 5 inch temperature fluctuate from 43 to 55 and down to 38 degrees currently. We can use this daily soil temperature information combined with soil moisture readings to calculate where our N is at in the soil profile and in what chemical form.
This week we had a couple visits from the Parkland College crops classes. We enjoy talking to students about what we do every day!
We are installing weather stations every 5 miles. They are equipped with soil moisture and soil temperature probes at 2,5,10, and 15 inches below the surface. We are installing these so we can help our growers track their Nitrogen movement through the soil profile. It is important that we do the best job we can managing Nitrogen in order to stay ahead of any pending government regulations. So far there are 13 weather stations set up around the Champaign, Douglas, and Piatt county area. We hope to have 30 in by the end of October before Fall Nitrogen season hits. You can find them on the Davis WeatherLink app for now. We will be launching our own DataOnTouch app and interactive Web Service for our growers this winter that will allow them access to all of their yield maps, soil tests, fertilizer recs, and all other data all in one location.
If you are hauling grain into the Monticello Topflight elevator today, we will be cooking pork chops for lunch.
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