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Soil Fertility

The Agronomic Factors You Need to Weigh Before Rotating in 2021

Any farmer knows what works for one field or crop won’t necessarily work for another. Agronomic factors influence every crop decision — everything from farming practices to geographic considerations like soil type, slope and weather can impact what works in your fields. Pioneer has been studying regional crop rotation for decades, so we asked Pioneer Agronomy […]

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Gunz And Rows – Livestock and Soil Fertility

In last month’s Gunz and Rows we talked about soil sampling; when, how often, placement methods, interpolation and analysis. Taking periodic soil tests is key to knowing your farm’s “statement of accounts” so to speak. This is useful to know how much fertilizer to apply, usually in the form of commercial “chemical” fertilizer, like MAP, […]

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Gunz And Rows – Soil Sampling – Checking Your Fertility Account

As crops continue coming out of the field, growers need to start thinking about next year’s crops and beyond. Depending on yields, the newly harvested crops may have removed a substantial amount of nutrients (phosphorus and potassium, primarily) that may need to be replaced at some point. Otherwise, subsequent yields may suffer due to nutrient […]

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Gunz And Rows – What’s Up With Nitrogen in Spring 2019?

I’d like to discuss the record rainfall and flooding taking place across the Corn Belt during spring of 2019 and what affects this has had on nitrogen that has been applied. We’ve been getting a number of questions from our field team members about what this precipitation is doing for nitrogen already applied to fields […]

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Gunz and Rows – Agronomy Science at Granular

Welcome to Gunz and Rows, a play off the world’s most dangerous rock band from the 1980’s and the varying ways my last name has been spelled and pronounced over the years. I have the privilege of leading our Agronomy Science work here at Granular and have been working in this space for more than […]

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