Is there a lot of benefit to letting cover crops grow a tremendous amount of vegetation prior to terminating them or do the risks of increased planting difficulty make it not worth the trouble?
This is on corn and already has approximately 2/3 of total N applied earlier.
Have the challenges of farming truly changed much over the decades or have our expectations changed? Has the affluence of our nation since WWII impacted our perception of agriculture when compared to 70 years ago? Do we need/want more now to feel that we are successful? As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I am sincerely interested in your thoughts on these questions. Thank you and please write as long a response as you deem necessary.
Since most university nutrient recommendations were established prior to catalytic converters becoming commonplace, do you feel that sulfur fertilizer is needed in a greater amount than what is being suggested based on older recommendations?
What is the likelihood that we will see drones spraying commodity value crops like corn and soybeans in the near future? Will this ever be cost effective and efficient enough to replace airplane spraying or even in field sprayers?
If you create your own on-farm trials, what kinds of trials? How long have you been doing that and what has your overall experience been like?
Have you experimented with interseeded soybeans and wheat? What was your experience like? Any tips?
What fungicides are best for controlling white mold in soybeans at R3?
Do foliar fungicides offer control?
Do fall armyworms feed on the pods of inverted peanut plants after the peanuts have been dug and are waiting to be harvested? Is applying an insecticide recommended? Thanks!
What percentage of soil should be made up of organic matter? How do you measure soil organic matter? How do you increase organic matter in soil?
When should you test for SCN in soybeans?
If I suspect herbicide resistance in my soybeans, when should I get weed seeds screened? Thank you!
Regarding agricultural commodity markets, what effects do you think COVID-19 will have in the short-term? And, what effects do you predict in the long-term?
If you are a farmer, are you planning on applying for the Payroll Protection Program through the SBA? Why or why not?
What cover crops did farmers use prior to inorganic forms of fertilizer becoming popular?