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Water Management Key To Maximizing Yield

Resource:  2017 Crop -Tech Consulting Inc Corn & Soybean College notes

Along with air, sunlight, and soil (for nutrients), water is a necessity for plant growth.  However, besides wishing for rain when conditions are dry or hoping for sunshine when conditions are wet, we often overlook how we can manage water on our farms. 


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Implementing 4Rs on YOUR Farm

4R Nutrient Stewardship is a system that helps you organize your decisions about nutrients by focusing on what’s important; the Right Source at the Right Rate, Time and Place.  A 4R Plan has 5 steps that help you to look at what you are currently doing and areas you could improve nutrient source rate time and place practices.



Micro-Nutrients - Zinc and Manganese

Micronutrients are just as important for plant growth as the primary and secondary nutrients, but are required in smaller quantities and the amount required varies by crop.  All plants need 8 micro-nutrients to grow: Iron, Copper, Chloride, Boron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Zinc. Of these essential micronutrients, zinc is particularly important for corn and manganese is important for soybeans and wheat.