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  • The Ag 101 Series 52 Weeks of Agronomy

    By Monica Pape

    Published Feb 27, 2018

    Most people don't even know what agronomy is, let alone what an agronomist does... So, the 52 Weeks of Agronomy got started at my dining room table... Agronomy, What?Almost a year ago I officially started working as an independent agronomist... Farmers, that’s right – the very people that are putting into practice the science of agronomy, or at least should be, don’t even know what agronomy is or why they should have some basic understanding of it... Let’s start with what agronomy is...

    Ian Moss Australia, Queensland, Pittsworth

    Business Title: Farm Agronomy & Resource Management
    Interests: Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy

    Jeff Miller United States, TX, Plainview

    Business Title: ForeFrontAgronomy
    Interests: Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation

    Aaron Smith United States, CA, Oxnard

    Business Title: AGQ USA Inc.
    Job Title: Agronomy Business Development
    About: Using every platform I can to spread the word about AGQ Labs. We are a soil, water, plant tissue, pesticide residue testing lab located in Oxnard CA. We specialize in precision agriculture and are well versed in nutritional programs for a variety of crops. Take a look at our website at: www.agq.com.es/en
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Permanent Crops

    Steven Harrelson United States, SC, Florence

    Business Title: Southern States Cooperative
    Job Title: Agronomy Sales Manager
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018

    As we learn more about what goes on in the world beneath our feet, increased attention has been placed on soil organic matter. And for good reason. While it only makes up a small percentage of most soils, the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) says it’s the “very foundation for healthy and productive soils” — and the more organic matter there is, the better the results. Consider the following findings from SARE and the NRCS:A study of soils in Michigan demonstrated potential crop-yield increases of about 12% for every 1% organic matter. When organic matter increased from 0...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Root Exudates 101: What They Do and Why They Matter

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 23

    When you picture what’s happening below ground in your fields, you probably imagine a web of roots branching out to provide your crops support, nutrients and water. But root growth isn’t the only thing happening beneath the surface. Roots are also secreting chemical compounds, known as root exudates, which play an important role in both crop production and soil health. Released primarily from the root hairs and cells immediately behind the penetrating root tip, says an Agronomy for Sustainable Development article, root exudates attract and sustain a variety of microorganisms, like arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen-cycling bacteria, in the rhizosphere, which is the zone of soil directly surrounding the roots. When explaining exudates, Paul Hallett uses a quote from the English agriculturist Jethro Tull’s book, Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: “Roots are but guts inverted…that spew out what is superfluous...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 13, 2018

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification. Without tillage to mix fertilizer into the soil, no-tillers may wonder whether the nutrients applied to the soil surface are reaching the crop roots. According to University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa and Ray Ward, plant scientist and founder of Ward Laboratories in Kearney, Neb. , the resounding answer is: yes, they are. Even though stratification — the non-uniform distribution of nutrients within a soil’s depth, with higher concentrations of nutrients toward the soil surface — does occur in no-till, it should not be a concern...

    Categories: Corn, Cover Crops

    How to Time Cover Crop Termination and Get an Effective Burndown

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 1, 2019

    With May 2018 to April 2019 being the wettest 12-month period on record, according to NOAA, many farmers across the nation were forced to delay planting. In fact, for the first time on record, less than half of corn was planted by May 19, says the USDA. Even by June 2, “both corn and soybean planting were proceeding at a record slow pace. ”For those with cover crops, these wet conditions likely affected their termination plans, causing some to debate whether they should terminate before or after planting... Their research on planting green was recently published in the Agronomy Journal...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Key Factor in Improving Soil Water Infiltration Rates: Living Roots

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 22

    Many farmers across the U. S. experienced wet weather last growing season. According to NOAA, the 12-month period between July 2018 and June 2019 set the precipitation record in the U... But what are the best practices for increasing water infiltration rates?University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture Andrea Basche set out to find just that...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Ian Moss Australia, Queensland, Pittsworth

    Business Title: Farm Agronomy & Resource Management
    Interests: Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy

    Jeff Miller United States, TX, Plainview

    Business Title: ForeFrontAgronomy
    Interests: Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation

    Aaron Smith United States, CA, Oxnard

    Business Title: AGQ USA Inc.
    Job Title: Agronomy Business Development
    About: Using every platform I can to spread the word about AGQ Labs. We are a soil, water, plant tissue, pesticide residue testing lab located in Oxnard CA. We specialize in precision agriculture and are well versed in nutritional programs for a variety of crops. Take a look at our website at: www.agq.com.es/en
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Permanent Crops

    Steven Harrelson United States, SC, Florence

    Business Title: Southern States Cooperative
    Job Title: Agronomy Sales Manager
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Greg Tople United States, SD, Aberdeen

    Business Title: Precision Ag Solutions
    Job Title: Owner
    About: Crop consultant SD corn and soybean farmer Precision Ag owner and seedsman
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Donald W Burchette United States, North Carolina, Chadbourn

    Business Title: AgTec Services
    Job Title: Owner
    About: I started out in 1983 as a sales manager in agronomy and continued the trade until 2000 when I got tired of working for someone else so I started my own business also in agriculture and still at it to this day.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Louis Rose United States, TN, Memphis

    About: Dr. Louis W. Rose IV is a multi-disciplined executive and data scientist with twenty-five years of combined experience in data analytics, technical and fundamental analysis of agricultural markets, market research, development of proprietary models, predictive modeling, economics, commodities trading, journalism and agronomy. He has global experience working for clients and alongside teams in the
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Grain Sorghum, Ag Issues in Washington, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Brett Dixon United States, MS, Boyle

    Job Title: Regional Sales Mgr - Yara North America
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Kenny Neel United States, AL, Opelika

    About: Owner of the Collect-N-GO probeless soil sampling tool and the SummitGold products dealer for the Southeastern US. SummitGold provides high quality specialized crop in-put products and soil and plant fertility guidence. SummitGold products include soil/plant bio-stimulants, organic acids, liquid fertilizers for in-furrow and foliar application, microbial spore packages, and others.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Agribusiness, Sod, Citrus, Pecans

    Kenny Neel United States, AL, Opelika

    Business Title: Collect -N-GO
    About: Developer of an innovative soil sample collection power kit to maximize soil sampling efforts in a fraction of the time it takes using a traditional soil probe.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Ag Talk With The Ag Doc

    Public
    All things agronomy! Get the latest news, research, and interviews with leaders in the world of agriculture. Hosted by Dr. Curtis Livesay, CCA, of Dynamite Ag.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

  • The Ag 101 Series 52 Weeks of Agronomy

    By Monica Pape

    Published Feb 27, 2018

    Most people don't even know what agronomy is, let alone what an agronomist does... So, the 52 Weeks of Agronomy got started at my dining room table... Agronomy, What?Almost a year ago I officially started working as an independent agronomist... Farmers, that’s right – the very people that are putting into practice the science of agronomy, or at least should be, don’t even know what agronomy is or why they should have some basic understanding of it... Let’s start with what agronomy is...

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018

    As we learn more about what goes on in the world beneath our feet, increased attention has been placed on soil organic matter. And for good reason. While it only makes up a small percentage of most soils, the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) says it’s the “very foundation for healthy and productive soils” — and the more organic matter there is, the better the results. Consider the following findings from SARE and the NRCS:A study of soils in Michigan demonstrated potential crop-yield increases of about 12% for every 1% organic matter. When organic matter increased from 0...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Root Exudates 101: What They Do and Why They Matter

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 23

    When you picture what’s happening below ground in your fields, you probably imagine a web of roots branching out to provide your crops support, nutrients and water. But root growth isn’t the only thing happening beneath the surface. Roots are also secreting chemical compounds, known as root exudates, which play an important role in both crop production and soil health. Released primarily from the root hairs and cells immediately behind the penetrating root tip, says an Agronomy for Sustainable Development article, root exudates attract and sustain a variety of microorganisms, like arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen-cycling bacteria, in the rhizosphere, which is the zone of soil directly surrounding the roots. When explaining exudates, Paul Hallett uses a quote from the English agriculturist Jethro Tull’s book, Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: “Roots are but guts inverted…that spew out what is superfluous...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 13, 2018

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification. Without tillage to mix fertilizer into the soil, no-tillers may wonder whether the nutrients applied to the soil surface are reaching the crop roots. According to University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa and Ray Ward, plant scientist and founder of Ward Laboratories in Kearney, Neb. , the resounding answer is: yes, they are. Even though stratification — the non-uniform distribution of nutrients within a soil’s depth, with higher concentrations of nutrients toward the soil surface — does occur in no-till, it should not be a concern...

    Categories: Corn, Cover Crops

    How to Time Cover Crop Termination and Get an Effective Burndown

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 1, 2019

    With May 2018 to April 2019 being the wettest 12-month period on record, according to NOAA, many farmers across the nation were forced to delay planting. In fact, for the first time on record, less than half of corn was planted by May 19, says the USDA. Even by June 2, “both corn and soybean planting were proceeding at a record slow pace. ”For those with cover crops, these wet conditions likely affected their termination plans, causing some to debate whether they should terminate before or after planting... Their research on planting green was recently published in the Agronomy Journal...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Key Factor in Improving Soil Water Infiltration Rates: Living Roots

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 22

    Many farmers across the U. S. experienced wet weather last growing season. According to NOAA, the 12-month period between July 2018 and June 2019 set the precipitation record in the U... But what are the best practices for increasing water infiltration rates?University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture Andrea Basche set out to find just that...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Times Are Tough but Don't Cut This One Input

    By Fertility And Soils

    Published Jan 10, 2019

    This is an unquestionably tough time to be a farmer. A trade war has beaten down already marginal prices, inputs have risen more than anyone could have predicted and many of us have experienced a so-called thousand-year weather event--not only once but twice in the last four years. You hear the same advice all around during times like this: “The farmers who will survive and thrive during tough times are low-cost producers. ” For the most part, this is very good advice... The input that I’m speaking of is the bedrock of all sound agronomy practices: lime...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Cotton

    Recent College Grad? Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Pursue A Career In Farming

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published Apr 17, 2018

    The U. S. agricultural industry finds itself at a precarious professional crossroads... The upswing in white-collar careers has made an impact in several trade-centric industries, including agronomy, where the average age of farmers is currently 58 years old and rising... Agronomy delivers an exceptionally fulfilling and gratifying way of life that appeals to young people who want to work outdoors and make a tangible difference in the world around them...

    Amending vs. Fertilizing

    By Monica Pape

    Published Jun 16, 2018

    This past winter I spoke at the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture(PASA) and NOFA NJ 2018 Winter conferences. What an honor to be able to talk to so many enthusiastic like-minded people. In this article, which was initially published in Week 5 of the 52 Weeks of Agronomy Series, I talked about one of the things I presented on at those conferences. You can find it along with other articles at News | The Accidental Agronomist I spoke about the concept of amending vs. fertilizing and understanding the differences between the two...

    Pencil Out Fungicide Profitability

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Jun 20, 2018

    Will it pay to apply a fungicide? That’s the million-dollar question for farmers looking to boost production on a limited budget. The honest answer is, it depends. At a time when every input dollar matters, here are some tips to help maximize your profitability on fungicide applications. Your RiskEach year brings different environmental conditions, which is why most fungicide sales are made in-season. But knowing the risk factors that can make your fields more susceptible to disease helps focus your scouting efforts...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn

  • Posted By Cortney Farmer
    Apr 17, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/recent-college-grad-why-now-is-the-perfect-time-to-pursue-a-career-in-farming

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Jan 10, 2019

    https://agfuse.com/article/times-are-tough-but-don-039-t-cut-this-one-input

    Posted By Amanda Allworth
    Jul 15, 2018

    Plant growth regulators and biologic treatments are getting more attention. Interesting info on what PGR's do for a plant.

    https://www.answerplot.com/growing-knowledge/in-season/are-plant-growth-regulators-worth-the-investment

    Posted By Monica Pape
    Feb 27, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-ag-101-series-52-weeks-of-agronomy

    Posted By Monica Pape
    Jun 16, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/amending-vs-fertilizing

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Dec 18, 2018

    https://www.theaccidentalagronomist.com/news/2018/12/14/0zd2jz9dxnl1ayc1pvuj3fbokhlgil

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Sep 11, 2018

    https://www.theaccidentalagronomist.com/news/2018/8/31/ag-101-week-37

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Aug 28, 2018

    https://www.theaccidentalagronomist.com/news/2018/8/21/ag-101-week-35

    Posted By Monica Pape
    Mar 20, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/soil-health-vs-soil-fertility

    Posted By THIERNO DIALLO
    Jan 31, 2018

    Check out our Corn Hybrid trials results at : 
    http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/HT/2017/2017Text.aspx

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