Dan Davidson, Agronomist PhD, CPAg, CCA How and when do you decide to apply foliars when there are so many choices? Applying foliars on soybeans is becoming a popular practice that began a decade ago when we started to learn that applying fungicide at R3......

Dan Davidson, Agronomist PhD, CPAg, CCA Soybeans are up, so what’s next? Let the crop direct you. Most likely your full season soybeans were planted in good time this year with little or no risk of replant. While our warm spring arrived on about May......

Dan Davidson, Agronomist PhD, CPAg, CCA What are you really harvesting and selling when growing soybeans? When planting commercial soybeans (not seed beans), you may expect the elevator or processing plant to buy the 60-lb bushels of grain that you harvest. However, what you are......

Dan Davidson, Agronomist PhD, CPAg, CCA Is late-season soybean management going to become the new reality – or do you just ride the crop to the end after R3? Soybean management includes pre-planning, variety selection and placement, fertility, planting, weed control and crop protection. Generally,......

Dan Davidson, Agronomist PhD, CPAg, CCA One of the most important and unappreciated nutrients is calcium. Plants get their nutrients from the soil with those reserves being replenished by fertilizer, composts or manures. Growers readily apply nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and micronutrients, but rarely ever......

Dan Davidson, Agronomist PhD, CPAg, CCA Learning to recognize, manage and preempt stress is an important and perhaps undervalued key to higher yield. All plants experience some degree of stress during the season, and it is hard to avoid completely, even when the crop looks......

Managing Calcium Improves Soybean Yield Dan Davidson, Agronomist PhD, CPAg, CCA With soybean prices trending downward and concerns of tariffs being charged on U.S. soybean exports, specialty premiums can help to make up for the loss in income based on commodity beans price. If you......

Dan Davidson, Agronomist PhD, CPAg, CCA Does soybean flowering begin on summer solstice (June 21) or is that just a myth? Shawn Conley, soybean specialist at the University of Wisconsin, calls it the “Summer Solstice Fallacy.” Yes, soybean flowering does seem to commence in a......

Dan Davidson, Agronomist PhD, CCA What does planting date mean to your soybean yield? Soybeans planted early can benefit more than early planted corn. There has been a trend to planting both corn and soybeans early. As a kid growing up in Northeast Nebraska in......

Dan Davidson, Agronomist PhD, CPAg, CCA When does applying supplemental nitrogen on soybeans make sense? Spring applications of nitrogen on early planted soybeans may be the ticket. Does it pay to apply supplemental nitrogen (N) on soybeans? And if so, what form, what amount, what......

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