Oct. 28, 2016 By Bob Streit, crop consultant 1. Harvest is continuing with more people expecting to finish up by this weekend. The long string of semi-dry weather has helped and much of the corn is down around 16-17%. 2. Even most wet and replanted beans have been harvested. The yields have […]
A No-Till Farmer magazine survey of 400 readers indicates an ongoing shift away from Roundup Ready traits. Non-GMO corn gained share of market in 2016, along with LibertyLink technology. The survey doesn’t forecast farmers’ intentions for seed choices in 2017. However, from our own visits and observations, the trend toward non-GMO will probably gain acreage again.
Oct. 20, 2016 — It’s really encouraging to see a growing percentage of farmers in our north central Corn Belt region pushing hard to capture carbon and nutrients from corn and bean residue just as it hits the ground from the combine. Some farmers have separate crews applying residue-digesting biologicals, running vertical tillage rigs, shredding stalks,
Oct 18, 2016 — By Bob Streit, crop consultant — The month is over half complete and harvest progress is moving along erratically. In spite of often rosy weather predictions, many of the days end up cloudy and overcast with accompanying drizzle, instead of being warm and sunny. It is tough to combine beans
By crop consultant Bob Streit, Oct. 4,2016 — October is here and with it are shorter days, cooler temps and a harvest that is well underway. In the state the big news last week and the week before were the big rains that fell in eastern Iowa, southern MN and many points to the east.
I met a new source of nutrition information after the Farm Progress Show at Bob Streit’s evening briefing for farmers in Boone, IA. JR Santos of Brazil introduced himself and expressed interest in whether WakeUP could help mobilize his company’s line of nutrients, many of which are foliar-applied. He’s based at Urbandale, IA as a
A generation or two from now, historians will reflect on the courage and intellect of only a few scientists and other serious investigators. We’re pointing toward those who are piercing through the political shrouds which obscure the troubling truths about the rapid rise in agriculture of genetically engineered crops and the toxins linked with them.