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Soybean starter applications show promise

As producers strive to increase soybean yields, research into many high yield strategies have shown promise. One of those strategies is utilizing starter fertilizer applications, according to Nutra-Flo Company.

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Wheat, corn futures dip Monday at midday

Fine planting weather is again depressing corn futures. The industry expects today’s USDA Crop Progress report to indicate a major surge in corn plantings last week and expects that to continue through this week as well. Not only does the quick planting rate imply relatively high yields if summer conditions are ‘normal,’ farmers typically plant more corn in such circumstances. Persistent futures losses reflect those ideas. July corn futures slid 1.75 cents to $3.6125/bushel just before lunchtime Monday, while December lost 2.0 to $3.7825.

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Healthy soils and roots capture water

In celebration of the International Year of Soil 2015 (IYS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout to educate the public about the importance of soil.

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Farmers evaluating new cotton seed technology

The Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program kicks off its eighth season with nearly 200 farmers planting and evaluating pre-commercial Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton variety candidates for the Deltapine Class of 2016.

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Expect water lawsuit to be an example of more to come

Odessa Subarea Irrigators and the Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association (CSRIA) in Washington state have filed a lawsuit against the United States Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) in the Eastern District of Washington U.S. District Court.

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Suggestions to reduce spray drift

Before spraying your crop, consider these 10 pointers to help reduce particle spray drift. The importance of keeping crop protectant applications on target continues to be at the forefront of growers’ minds as well as people neighboring the farms.

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Six tips to creating peerless value at work

Given the rapid pace of change in most organizations, it is likely that you have—at least on occasion—considered the value you add (and what you have invested in it). Value is the return on investment benefit that your company enjoys because of your unique contribution to clients, colleagues and work product. It also includes things like how you enhance the company brand, introduce innovative approaches or facilitate breakthrough solutions that impact the bottom-line. The degree of value you uniquely bring to your company is directly correlated with your irreplaceability.

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